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Springbok haunted by World Cup loss to All Blacks

Springbok loose forward Francois Louw is haunted by South Africa's 18-20 semifinal loss to the All Blacks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and is keen to be part of a winning effort at the 2019 event in Japan in September-October.
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Kaino claims another career milestone

Former All Black flanker Jerome Kaino added to his list of career credits when leading his Toulouse side to success in the French Top 14 at the weekend.
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Love for All Blacks, Chiefs behind Retallick's choice

Time spent out of rugby this year due to injury had helped former World Rugby Player of the Year Brodie Retallick set up a contract arrangement that will see him available for the All Blacks, after a two-year break, until 2023.
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Match fitness a concern for Springboks

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus says some of his leading players will lack match fitness going into this year's reduced Investec Rugby Championship.
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All Blacks' selectors keeping options open

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen ruled out the prospect of flankers Ardie Savea and Sam Cane playing at six and seven during the Investec Rugby Championship but he didn't rule them out of playing seven and eight.
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Tournament Preview: World Rugby U20 Championship

The 12th annual World Rugby Under 20 Championship begins in Argentina this week with New Zealand aiming for a record seventh tournament victory.
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Boyd happy with first English season

Former Hurricanes Investec Super Rugby championship winning coach Chris Boyd said his English Premiership club had achieved a very good season in his first year at the helm.
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Pocock forced to make tough decision

Ace Australian and Brumbies flanker David Pocock has played his last Investec Super Rugby game.
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Ireland star out of World Cup

Ireland's Rugby World Cup hopes took a blow at the weekend when star flanker Sean O'Brien was ruled out of rugby for six months.
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Five pre-World Cup Tests crucial for players

Mobility of New Zealand's props, a feature of their game in recent seasons, had declined and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is keen for some remedial work to be undertaken to ensure they were back to their best for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
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Finals players will miss Argentina Test

The All Blacks will go into their first Investec Rugby Championship Test, against Argentina in Buenos Aires on July 21 without several key players.
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Penalties consistency concerns All Blacks coach

Penalties being issued against New Zealand sides over recent weekends in Investec Super Rugby were of concern to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
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Australia post-Folau will be different - Hansen

Reminders to the All Blacks of the dangers in engaging on social media would be reinforced in the wake of the Israel Folau controversy which has dominated the Australian game in recent weeks.
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Dynamic game plan necessary to beat All Blacks

Anyone wanting to deny the All Blacks the Rugby World Cup this year will need to have a dynamic game plan.
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