The Rugby Championship

Blacks wary of Wallaby jumpers

The All Blacks are concerned about the number of line-out jumpers selected by John Connolly for the first Bledisloe Cup encounter.

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Everybody wants to be the underdog

New Zealand are claiming the Wallabies to be favourites ahead of Saturday’s Vodacom Tri Nations opener. The visitors think it is ridiculous that they arrive in New Zealand expected to win.

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No clarity on Bok injuries

Assistant coaches Gert Smal and Allister Coetzee on Tuesday revealed little about the injury situation in the Springbok squad.

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All Black leak stays a mystery

Graham Henry will not conduct a witch-hunt in order to find out which player leaked the All Black team to play the Wallabies on Saturday.

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Mils centre of attention

The All Blacks search for Tana Umaga’s successor now shifts to Mils Muliaina, considered by many to be the game’s best fullback.

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The mind games begin

The off-field hype begins as Wallabies coach John Connolly admits that he has spies within the All Black camp.

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