Former English World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward believes the ‘declining’ Springboks will not be one of the sides capable of winning the 2019 World Cup. In a recent column for the Daily Mail, Woodward suggests only New Zealand, England and Ireland look likely to have what it takes to seriously compete for the 2019 title. ‘These autumn internationals now seem to… Read more →
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw believes England will pose the biggest threat to New Zealand in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup. England have improved a great deal since Eddie Jones was appointed head coach in the wake of the 2015 World Cup. The side has won 22 of its 23 Tests, and claimed two Six Nations titles,… Read more →
What the winners had to say after the New Zealand Rugby Awards ceremony.
Veteran lock Sam Whitelock was named New Zealand’s Player of the Year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards in Auckland on Thursday. Besides claiming the top individual award, Whitelock was also named the Super Rugby Player of the Year after leading the Crusaders to the 2017 title. The New Zealand Women claimed the Team of the Year award for the… Read more →