Ngani Laumape

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Plenty will be resting on the shoulders of captain Michael Hooper in Japan. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo/Getty

Australia Who are they? The Rugby Championship has sparked some renewed hope into the Wallabies, who prior to the tournamwnt were on a run of just f(...)

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams in action during the Rugby Championship draw with the Springboks. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty

Sonny Bill Williams has fired a broadside at media for reporting that his position in the All Blacks squad is “under pressure” ahead of the World Cup (...)

 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(...)

Jordie Barrett (right) comes in to the New Zealand side at fullback for Saturday’s match against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph:    Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been called into an otherwise unchanged All Blacks starting side for their second match of the Rugby Championshi(...)

Rieko Ioane scores for New Zealand during the first Test against France at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

New Zealand 52 France 11 A questionable yellow card to France lock Paul Gabrillagues allowed New Zealand to score three quick tries and set up a thum(...)

 Toulon’s  Malakai Fekitoa celebrates after scoring a try during the 49-0 win over Clermont in the  French Top 14 clash at  The Mayol Stadium in Toulon. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP

Never tell an All Black that an Irish player is better than another All Black. Never suggest a New Zealand rugby player should deny his culture of ‘se(...)

All Blacks’ Jordie Barrett  is tackled by “Lions of the Tour” Jonathan Davies  in the third Test match which ended in a 15-15 draw. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

NEW ZEALAND 15 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 15 As with the series, so with this draw. Regrets, they’ll each have a few, but the All Blacks will have mor(...)

Romain Poite blows the final whistle as the series is drawn. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

New Zealand 15 British & Irish Lions 15 The Americans would no doubt laugh at such an outcome. After 12 years of waiting, a tour of six weeks and(...)

Hurricanes’ Vaea Fifita celebrates scoring the equalising try against the Lions at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Hurricanes 31 Lions 31 It was the result neither team particularly wanted, but the one that perhaps they both deserved after a wildly fluctuating and(...)

The forwards  huddle during the Captain’s Run ahead of the Lions’ game against  the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish), Sky Sports 1 from 8am. First off this is about(...)

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