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The All Blacks are focusing all their energy on the World Cup opener against South Africa with coaches happy to have their most challenging pool match first up.
South Africa hoping for a strong performance by the match officials when they take on New Zealand in their RWC opener in Yokohama on Saturday.
The All Blacks will be looking to capitalise on any unnecessary risks South Africa choose to take in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
Rugby World Cup winner Chester Williams has died after a suspected heart attack.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi won his fitness battle to lead his country at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in style by beating Argentina 46-13 to claim the Rugby Championship.
Brendan talks to Kathryn about the late financial windfall for the Netball World Cup victorious Silver Ferns. Audio
The former Springbok Patrick Lambie has confirmed his retirement from rugby because of concussion.
Owen Farrell is free to face the All Blacks this weekend after the citing commissioner deemed his controversial tackle during England's 12-11 victory against South Africa yesterday unworthy of…
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi expects an all-out assault from the All Blacks when the two sides meet in their Rugby Championship test in Pretoria.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen sees the Rugby Championship test against South Africa as a chance to lay down an early marker for when the two rugby superpowers clash at next year's World Cup.
All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty hopes they've learned their lesson from last month's home defeat by South Africa as they seek to re-establish their Rugby Championship dominance.
The Wallabies have failed to recover from a first-minute Kurtley Beale brain explosion, going down 23-12 to the Springboks in Port Elizabeth.
Before last weekend’s loss to South Africa, local rugby writers reckoned complacency was the All Blacks’ biggest foe. Judging by their own output, they could have been writing about themselves. Audio
Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.
The Wallabies have snapped a four-match losing streak and relieved pressure on coach Michael Cheika with a gritty 23-18 win over the Springboks.
Giant lock Eben Etzebeth is set to play his first competitive game of rugby in 10 months when he starts for South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday.
South Africa have been boosted by the return of three key players for the Rugby Championship as coach Rassie Erasmus confirmed Siya Kolisi will keep the captaincy.
First five Danny Cipriani will make his first start for England in nearly a decade, with coach Eddie Jones shuffling his team for the third and final rugby Test against South Africa.
England have handed a first start to Hurricanes forward Brad Shields as a replacement for Chris Robshaw at flanker, while flyhalf Danny Cipriani is on the bench for the second rugby test against South…