Thursday, November 10, 2011
Argentina's Pumas will end the long wait for a place in a major annual competition when they make their debut in South Africa in the opening fixture of the new Rugby Championship next August.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The earthquake-damaged city of Christchurch will host one of three rugby tests between New Zealand and Ireland in June next year at a new stadium which will also be home to the Canterbury Crusaders during the 2012 Super 15 tournament.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Graham Henry stood down as coach of the All Blacks on Tuesday, nine days after guiding New Zealand to a second World Cup triumph on home soil.
The French players took control of their rugby union World Cup campaign after a humiliating loss to Tonga and ignored coach Marc Lievremont, veteran No. 8 Imanol Harinordoquy told respected French rugby publication Midi Olympique on Monday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
France captain Thierry Dusautoir was named on Monday as the International Rugby Board's (IRB) World Player of the Year after a storming 12 months in which he drove his side to within a whisker of their first World Cup title on Sunday.
France coach Marc Lievremont signed off from his role on Monday, having one final jibe at the media after a tempestuous battle throughout the rugby World Cup.
Tens of thousands of people flooded onto the streets of downtown Auckland on Monday to celebrate the end of a 24-year drought after the All Blacks beat France in the rugby World Cup final.
Monday, October 24, 2011
New Zealand ended 24 years of misery when by edging France 8-7 to win the Rugby World Cup on home soil for a second time here on Sunday.
New Zealand found an unlikely hero in fly-half Stephen Donald in their gripping 8-7 World Cup final win over France at Eden Park here on Sunday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The morning after watching his young Australian lineup being completely battered by New Zealand in Sunday's semifinal, Robbie Deans predicted France didn't have a chance against the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final.