Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies No.8 Ross Reynolds has continued the Bledisloe Cup war of words by claiming All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and prop Tony Woodcock are past their prime - less than a fortnight after...
World Cup-winning All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock is returning to the Blues for next year's Super Rugby season.
Liam Napier No Tony Woodcock. No Dan Carter. Now, almost certainly, no Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino. The All Blacks face possibly their greatest test of depth under Steve Hansen this weekend.
Marc Hinton It’s water off a duck’s back for Aaron Cruden now. Dan goes down, he steps up and history suggests the All Blacks don’t miss a beat.
Champion All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter has a cracked upper fibula and will likely miss the first four weeks of the Rugby Championship, including the Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies.
Georgina Robinson World Cup-winning former Wallabies hooker Michael Foley has backed rookie Nathan Charles to rise to the challenge of packing down against the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup Test next weekend.
Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...
Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)
All Black Charles Piutau returns after eight weeks on the sidelines in the only change to the Blues' team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.
AMI Stadium, Chrsitchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Paul Cully The Wallabies were good, but only good. Cast your mind back just one year and it is clear that the Wallabies are in a better shape than they were.
Stephen Samuelson Five talking points from Australia's big win over the French in the third Test.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Steve James Rugby is becoming a young man's game but Kiwis have learnt value of experience from England's past success.
Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 3.30pm (AEST)
Paul Cully The true strength of Australian rugby’s pulse will become that little bit clearer over the next week.
Alex Rowe The Waratahs play for top spot on the Australian conference - if only briefly - against a struggling Blues outfit.
Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Jim Morton Richard Graham's first season guiding Queensland has spiralled out of control in an Eden Park mess with the Reds thumped 44-14 by the Blues.