Home Tag Archives: All Blacks

Tag Archives: All Blacks

New Zealand Have Too Much For Ireland In One-Sided Victory

Ireland Sevens

New Zealand had too much for Ireland as Anthony Eddy’s side fell to a 34-7 defeat at Twickenham.  Ireland opened their London 7s campaign with a superb 21-17 victory over England but New Zealand showed their ruthlessness by capitalising on mistakes time and time again. Ireland began the game by winning their own kick-off but they lost possession in midfield …

Read More »

Israel Dagg On Mental Health Struggles: “I Hated Rugby”

Former All Black, Israel Dagg has opened up the mental health struggles that almost forced him out of the game. The 30-year-old former Crusaders player who retired from rugby last week due to a chronic knee injury claims to have entered into a severe mental health battle after missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Speaking to …

Read More »

Damian McKenzie Ruled Out Of World Cup After Rupturing ACL

damian mckenzie

The New Zealand All Blacks have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Damian McKenzie has ruptured his ACL and is ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The Chiefs player suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while on club duty at the weekend against the Blues with All Blacks head coach, Steven …

Read More »

Israel Dagg Announces Retirement From Rugby

Israel Dagg

All Black Israel Dagg has announced his retirement from rugby due to ongoing injury issues which have forced him to withdraw from the game.  30-year-old Dagg has faced a lengthy period on the sidelines due to an ongoing knee injury and it is based on medical advice that he hang up his boots. Dagg made his debut in 2006 for …

Read More »

Barrett And McKenzie Retained As Hansen Makes 11 Changes To All Blacks Team

McKenzie Barrett All Blacks Hansen

The All Blacks will persist with a two-pronged attack against Italy on Saturday, despite coach Steve Hansen ringing the changes after last week’s loss to Ireland. Hansen retained fly-half Beauden Barrett and fullback Damien McKenzie in a starting line-up featuring 11 changes from the side that ran out in Dublin, resisting calls to start the in-form Richie Mo’unga. Instead, Mo’unga …

Read More »

Over 1 Million People Tuned In To Ireland’s Historic All Blacks Win

Ireland All Blacks Bundee Aki Rugby

Over one million people tuned into Ireland’s historic 16-9 victory over the All Blacks on Saturday, figures released today have confirmed.  883,700 was the average audience figure on RTÉ 2 who were the Irish television broadcaster for the match on Saturday, this accounts for more than half (57%) of the television audience share. At its peak, over one million people …

Read More »

Ireland Dominate The All Blacks In Historic Win

jacob stockdale new zealand

Ireland –  16 New Zealand – 9 Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium This game was billed as a decider to which team is the best in the world and Ireland can certainly feel they deserve that tag as they produced a performance which the All Blacks had no answer to.  Everyone expected New Zealand to respond to last …

Read More »

Rory Best Denies Ireland Have Been Disrupted By Late Injuries

Rory Best Dan Leavy Ireland

Rory Best doesn’t believe Ireland have been disrupted by injuries as he spoke at today’s captain’s run just moments after the gathered media were informed of Dan Leavy’s injury.  Ireland informed the media that Leavy was not 100% and that he has general tightness, a term which was used by head coach Joe Schmidt at Thursday’s team announcement. Josh van …

Read More »