Men - New Zealand rugby scored a rare double when both the Men’s and Women’s sides defeated Australia on the same weekend. The All Blacks notched their 18th straight Tier 1, Test triumph – tying their own record for consecutive victories – with a 32-10 win against the visiting Wallabies. (N.B. Australia have not won at Eden Park, Auckland, since 1986).
The Rugby World Champions continue to roll... Read More
Former Player To Help Lead AEG’s Work In Rugby In The United States
White Plains, NY October 21, 2016 - United World Sports today announced that Dan Lyle, Executive Vice President Sponsorships, has resigned his position effective immediately. Lyle will be joining AEG to help expand their rugby platform in the United States and abroad. UWS and AEG are working as potential partners on several to-be... Read More
The recent move to Samoa of Sir Gordon Tietjens, who, for twenty-two years, guided the All Blacks sevens program to international success, has generated controversy in both countries.
The outspoken Tietjens spoke of his frustration at the perceived lack of support by the New Zealand RFU in the past 18-months of his tenure. Yet, for the rugby community, the New Zealand's team disappointing fifth... Read More
Ireland and the rugby community grieved over the death of rugby great, Anthony Foley, player and coach, who died suddenly at age 42 in Paris. “The whole rugby family of Ireland is in mourning,” was the universal statement.
Playing for the national team Foley had been capped 62 times, and captained the Irish on three occasions. Starting at number 8, he scored a record 23 tries in Champion Cup... Read More
The big New Zealand rugby train rolled over South Africa 57-18, administering the worst home match defeat to the Springboks. The win marked the 17th consecutive Test match victory for the All Blacks tying their record from the 1965-1969, and 2013-2014 season. In two weeks, they play Australia with an excellent chance to establish a new Test win milestone.
South Africa went ahead 6-0, and were... Read More
The All Blacks achieved their sixteenth straight Test match victory with a 36-17 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires. The record is 18 in a row, and the New Zealanders are well within range of this milestone.
New Zealand went ahead 29-3 at the half off of four tries. Los Pumas outscored the visitors 14-7 in the second half but the rally fell short. Argentina have never beaten their southern... Read More
The powerful New Zealand XV rolled over South Africa 41-13 last Saturday to win this year’s southern hemisphere Rugby Championship. The All Blacks are currently 4-0 with two games remaining.
It was another example of an All Black’s slow start followed by a 26-point romp in the second half. South Africa scored first after Bryan Habana’s 66th Test try in just twenty-minutes. New Zealand responded... Read More
The British and Irish Lions announced that the players chosen to compete in next summer’s New Zealand tour will receive £70.0M ($93,100) for the ten game schedule with a £25.0M ($33,250) bonus if they win two of the three Test matches against the All Blacks. The other seven games are against New Zealand clubs, including the Maori All Blacks. This sum represents a significant increase of £20.0M... Read More
The third round of the Rugby Championship saw the All Blacks win their third victory in the event with a 57-22 rout of Argentina in New Zealand. Meanwhile, Australia bounced off their five game losing streak (Three to England, two to New Zeeland), with a tough 23-17 victory against South Africa.
Argentina caught the All Blacks flatfooted and scored a nifty try at the 2:15 mark in the first half,... Read More
NBC Sports offered the start of the English Aviva Premiership professional league last weekend, airing four contests. Most of the matches were streamed while some were delayed and shown on NBCSports.
On Saturday, Saracens, last year’s league winners, easily defeated Worcester 35-3, the game played at Twickenham. On Sunday, a more interesting match at Richoh Arena (32,000, Wasps home grounds) took... Read More