Joe Moody

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Reece Hodge of Australia celebrates his try during the 2019 Rugby Championship test match between Australia and  New Zealand last Saturday. Photograph:  James Worsfold/Getty Images

Uneasy lies the crown. The feeling that this year’s World Cup is undoubtedly the most openly competitive in yonks, perhaps ever, was strengthened by t(...)

Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Steve Hansen: “The one constant thing about being in the All Blacks is you’re under pressure. You’re expected to win every Test match you play and win it really well.” Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

If the first match between England and New Zealand in four years needed any injection of hype then the All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, delivered it w(...)

 Maro Itoje in action during England’s   victory over South Africa at Twickenham stadium last Saturday. Photograph: EPA

England have told Maro Itoje to get in the faces of the All Blacks on Saturday despite mounting concerns over his discipline. With the tough-tackling (...)

 New Zealand pose with the trophy after winning the Rugby Championship in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand’s 35-17 win over Argentina on Saturday sealed not only a third consecutive Rugby Championship - and a sixth in seven years - but also gave(...)

Sonny Bill Williams will start for the All Blacks against Argentina. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams will play his first Rugby Championship test of the year and prop Angus Ta’avao looks set to make his debut off the bench after St(...)

Michael Hooper and Michael Cheika after the second Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park. Photograph: PA

The level of frustration in Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika’s face was evident after his side were beaten 40-12 by the All Blacks in their Rugby C(...)

New Zealand outhalf Beauden Barrett runs away from the Australia defence ato score one of his four tries during the Rugby Championship match at Eden Park in Auckland . Photograph: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand 40 Australia 12 Beauden Barrett scored a record four tries as the All Blacks withstood a tense first half before running away with the s(...)

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