Posts Tagged "All Blacks"

Missing a couple of pre-season matches will allow Sonny Bill Williams to return from suspension to face the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup series opener in Sydney.

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It was an epic tour. Faith No More, almost epic. Emotions were high with so much at stake in a 12-year event.

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At the Allianz stadium in North London, home of European champion club Saracens, the core of the faithful have a unique way of assisting attempts on goal by their own kickers.

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Wallabies’ five-eighth Bernard Foley will keep backing the aerial ability of high-flying fullback Israel Folau, even against the mighty All Blacks.

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The New Zealand All Blacks (15) and British and Irish Lions (15) played out a magnificent drawn Test at Eden Park to conclude one of the great rugby series.

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Anyone who follows rugby knows that commercial power in the game is held in the northern hemisphere and that, historically, the on-field strength resides in the south.

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A few months ago I dared to suggest that the Lions may win the series against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

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The British and Lions have drawn the curtain on their 2017 New Zealand tour, drawing the third Test match against New Zealand in a tense and enthralling affair in front of over 48,000 fans at Eden Park in Auckland, the match ending in a 15-all draw.

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All Blacks boss Steve Hansen believes referee Romain Poite overthought his controversial late call to revoke a kickable penalty in their third-Test draw with the British and Irish Lions.

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It was a gripping and brutal series and ultimately neither side could be separated.

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Beauden Barrett is a wonderful rugby player, in my opinion the world’s leading No.10.

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The series was drawn, but who would make a combined a starting XV based on form across the three Tests?

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Beauden Barret says a sparkling silver lining has emerged from a disappointing deadlocked outcome of the All Blacks series with the British and Irish Lions.

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Nothing could separate the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions in the end, as the two sides drew the third Test – and as a result, the series – on Saturday at Eden Park.

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Match result: The All Blacks and British and Irish Lions have drawn the third Test at Eden Park in a tense and thrilling encounter 15 points apiece, and have subsequently drawn the 2017 Lions series.

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The British and Irish Lions have forced a deciding third Test against the All Blacks, with the teams heading back to Eden Park in Auckland for the final match.

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A 100th Test cap, as incumbent All Blacks skipper, in a British and Irish Lions Test series decider, at a rocking Eden Park.

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The All Blacks will look to live up to their favouritism in the decider against the British and Irish Lions as the series goes back to Eden Park in Auckland. The match is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, July 8 at 5:35pm (AEST).

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British and Irish Lions player Anthony Watson says he does not think Sonny Bill Williams is a malicious player and confirmed the New Zealand star has apologised to him following last weekend’s shoulder charge incident.

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Carpe diem, lads. Warren Gatland has thrown down the gauntlet to his British and Irish Lions troops, saying Saturday’s Test series decider against the All Blacks is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they can’t let slip.

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