The Wallabies are facing the prospect of playing two consecutive Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand before taking on the All Blacks in Perth in a condensed schedule to accommodate Covid-19 travel restrictions.
The southern hemisphere’s showpiece Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches were in jeopardy after Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
The All Blacks produced a dominant display on their way to a resounding 60-13 win over Fiji in Hamilton on Saturday.
Ian Foster says the All Blacks have pinpointed areas of their game in need of urgent attention following an untidy performance against Fiji.
Following his appointment as All Blacks captain, scrumhalf Aaron Smith admits it is “a little bit scary” how his once turbulent life has turned around.
The Fijian Test team will wear special jerseys to address and create awareness about the unfolding Covid-19 crisis in their homeland when they play the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.
Fiji have been forced to name an inexperienced scrumhalf in their starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin after Covid-19 travel restrictions prevented veteran Frank Lomani and two others from entering New Zealand.
Flyhalf Richie Mo’unga has opened up about his ongoing, but healthy, rivalry with Beauden Barrett for the All Blacks No 10 jersey.
All Blacks centre Braydon Ennor has been ruled out of New Zealand’s upcoming Test matches against Fiji and Tonga.
On this day 26 years ago, Joel Stransky hit a late drop goal as the Springboks beat the All Blacks 15-12 at Ellis Park after extra time to win their maiden Rugby World Cup at the first attempt.