Days before the All Blacks’ first game at the Rugby World Cup, former head coach Ian Foster’s wife and daughter were accosted by a man armed with a knife in Paris, it has been revealed.
The All Blacks have arrived back in the country today following their epic Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa.
Was 12-11 the score or was that how many players were left on the field at the end of the Rugby World Cup final in Paris yesterday?
Otago Daily Times sports editor Hayden Meikle rates the All Blacks after their 12-11 loss to the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup final.
Rugby is the most complex of sports and the introduction of off-field help has been welcomed - but surely nobody could have imagined the TMO would play such a pivotal role in the World Cup final.
Red-carded All Blacks skipper Sam Cane's devastation was plain to see as he watched the South African bench run on to the pitch to celebrate the team's record World Cup win.
An All Blacks team depleted by the first-half loss of skipper Sam Cane to a red card have fallen agonisingly short in the Rugby World Cup final, losing 12-11 to South Africa.
England held off a spirited Argentina 26-23 to take third place at the Rugby World Cup for a measure of consolation after the disappointment of their narrow semi-final defeat.
The All Blacks have made one change to their starting line-up for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
Underestimated and underappreciated, Ian Foster is one win away from becoming the fourth coach to deliver NZ a World Cup title - but it'd be a bittersweet triumph for a man long since judged unfit to carry on in the role.
It was less than two months ago that South Africa inflicted a record 35-7 defeat on NZ, but that result will have no bearing on Sunday's RWC final against the All Blacks, flanker Kwagga Smith says.
The All Blacks have named their response to South Africa’s ‘bomb squad’ in the World Cup final ‘Easy Company’ as the team takes inspiration from a World War 2 story.
South Africa have tried to dampen down controversy around alleged discriminatory behaviour and verbal abuse by hooker Bongi Mbonambi, cutting off questions about World Rugby’s investigation at a media conference.
Defining greatness is inherently difficult - but if the All Blacks are to claim their fourth world title in Paris, it'd trump their previous global gongs, writes Liam Napier.
Allegations of verbal abuse against South Africa's Bongi Mbonambi are being investigated after he allegedly swore at England flanker Tom Curry during their Rugby World Cup semifinal.