# All Blacks

This week
26th March 2023 - 31st March 2023
# Set-back
All Blacks' winger Sevu Reece to miss World Cup due to injury
Canterbury Crusaders said the 26-year-old needs surgery on a ruptured knee ligament.
Last month
March 2023
# decision
Foster 'won't be reapplying' for All-Blacks head coach job after World Cup
The news comes after New Zealand Rugby said they would select the All Blacks coach from 2024 within the next few weeks.
This year
# Time to say goodbye
Munster's Malakai Fekitoa set to depart after one year with the province
The former All Black centre will be moving on at the end of the campaign.
# movement
Retallick joins exodus of All Blacks signing for Japan clubs
The veteran 31-year-old has opted for a second stint with Kobe-based Kobelco Steelers.
# headspace
Chelsea set to hire All Blacks mentality coach
Gilbert Enoka is expected to consult on matters relating to team culture at the Premier League club.
# On the Move
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
# Pride
Former All Blacks prop comes out publicly as gay
Campbell Johnstone played three Tests for his country in 2005.
Last year
# All Blacks
Historic appointment as Patsy Reddy is named New Zealand Rugby chair
The country’s former governor general is the first woman to hold the position in the 130-year history of the governing body.
# spirit
England come back in dramatic fashion to secure draw with the All Blacks
Eddie Jones’ side were trailing 25-6 with nine minutes to go.
# Comeback
Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.
Savea helps All Blacks extend winning run over Wales
Wales were outclassed by New Zealand in Cardiff today.
# Team news
Smith to leapfrog Carter as most capped All Blacks back against Wales
Smith is one of a number of older heads to return to the team following a laboured 38-31 victory over Japan in Tokyo.
# Time And Tide
'Those cracks are showing' - All Blacks no longer carry fear factor
Japan fell just short of a win over New Zealand today after a spirited display.
# tokyo drift
Retallick sees red as All Blacks made to work for win over Japan
Brodie Retallick is set to miss at least some of New Zealand’s autumn tour after he was sent off for dangerous play.
# All Blacks
Delayed Whitelock joins New Zealand tour after trampoline trouble
The veteran second-row had stayed behind due to an issue with his balance.
# Disruption
Springboks to face All Blacks in Twickenham World Cup warm-up
The arch-rivals will face each other at English rugby’s headquarters in southwest London on 25 August.
# shortterm
All Blacks star Ardie Savea set for Japan move after next year's World Cup
The 29-year-old plans to join Kobe Steelers on a short-term contract in early 2024.
# All Blacks
Former Ireland U18 prop Oli Jager in strong Kiwi squad to face Ireland A
Inaugural All Blacks XV faces Ireland A and the Barbarians next month.
# Winning
All Blacks thrash Australia to close in on Rugby Championship title
New Zealand won on a scoreline of 40-14 in Auckland.
# Team news
Whitelock to lead All Blacks against Wallabies as Cane ruled out
Neville, Wilson return as Wallabies shuffle pack for All Blacks Test.
# head games
Captain Cane doubtful for All Blacks after cutting short training
He could miss the pivotal Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Auckland at the weekend.
# Epic
All Blacks edge out Australia in 76-point thriller to close in on Rugby Championship title
Jordie Barrett scored a try at the death to settle the clash.
# Target
Dave Rennie insists a new-look Wallabies 'can knock over' buoyant All Blacks
Australia are looking to bring home the Bledisloe Cup from New Zealand for the first time since 2002.
# family first
Dad-to-be Savea to miss All Blacks Bledisloe Test in Australia
The 28-year-old is expected to return for the second Test on 24 September.
# emphatic
Rampant All Blacks avenge last week's shock defeat with 53-3 rout of Argentina
It was a vastly more clinical display from the home side than last week’s defeat in Christchurch.
# Team news
Under-fire Foster defends naming unchanged All Blacks team
Foster has backed his players to deliver a response in their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Hamilton.
# Rescue Mission
Retallick eager for recall to help misfiring All Blacks
The 31-year-old Retallick had his cheekbone smashed in a defeat to Ireland last month.
# response
'His team does it all the time' - Cheika hits back at All Blacks over illegal play jibe
New Zealand accused the Pumas of bending the rules during their historic Rugby Championship win.
# Pumas
Argentina make history with upset win over All Blacks to pile further pressure on Foster
New Zealand have now lost six of their last eight Tests.
# Boost
Retallick on verge of All Blacks return after broken cheekbone
The lock has been sidelined since suffering the injury in New Zealand’s series-deciding third Test defeat to Ireland last month.
# fostering support
Under-pressure Foster expects to remain All Blacks coach
Speculation is rife that Foster is about to be replaced by Scott Robertson of the Crusaders.
# Waiting Game
'We'll take stock': Foster's job uncertain despite All Blacks win
New Zealand Rugby set to have ‘a number of conversations in the coming days’.
# All Blacks
Late All Blacks tries beat Springboks to give coach Foster lifeline
They defeated South Africa 35-23 at Ellis Park.
Ian Foster drops Beauden Barrett as New Zealand boss rings changes ahead of South Africa clash
The All Blacks have lost five of their last six matches, heightening media speculation that the head coach is facing the sack if he does not quit.
# Under fire
'I'm going grey and my hair's receding quickly' - All Blacks boss Foster jokes as pressure mounts
Following Saturday’s defeat to the Springboks, New Zealand have now lost five of their last six games.
# Team news
Struggling New Zealand ring the changes for South Africa Test
Head coach Ian Foster has made nine changes to the matchday 23 beaten by Ireland last month.
# uncertainty
New Zealand Rugby chief refuses to comment on Foster's future after South Africa Tests
Two of Ian Foster’s assistants were fired last week following a review into the All Blacks’ defeat to Ireland.
# Fallout
Hansen: Relationship between New Zealand Rugby and All Blacks 'worst it's ever been'
The former All Blacks head coach also believes Ireland were ‘outstanding’ in claiming a 2-1 series win in New Zealand.
# Under Pressure
'No panic' as 'dented' All Blacks prepare to face Springboks
Some pundits in New Zealand have called for head coach Ian Foster to be sacked following the 2-1 home series loss to Ireland.
# all change
Under-pressure All Blacks sack Plumtree and Mooar, bring in Crusaders' Ryan
New Zealand Rugby move following ‘robust and in-depth conversations’ about ways to improve performance.