The 'sold-out' sign for the opening match of the Lions Series has been put up as Toll Stadium, Whangarei prepares for the eagerly awaited match between the British & Irish Lions and the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.
The pool draw for Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place on Wednesday 10 May in the historic Japanese city of Kyoto at the iconic Kyoto State Guest House. Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa await which Pool they will be drawn into for the tournament.
The All Blacks team has been named to play Ireland in the eagerly-anticipated Test at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The Irish won the last encounter in Chicago two weeks ago thus ending the All Blacks world record Test run.
After 29 meetings and 111 years of trying, Ireland finally have a win over New Zealand. Joe Schmidt's sie entered the history books with a strong five-try performance against the reigning World champions in Chicago.
The All Blacks team to play Ireland at Soldier Field, Chicago, on Saturday 5 November, has been named, with new All Black Scott Barrett, the brother of Beauden Barrett, set to make his Test debut from the bench.
World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for seven top awards, including the men's and women's sevens players of the year, to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on 13 November.