The Wallabies are gearing up to meet a near full strength Springbok side in Saturday’s tri-nations match in South Africa.
Nathan Sharpe’s chances of playing at a third rugby World Cup have nosedived after the veteran lock was cut from the Wallabies squad that will take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup opener on the weekend.
New Zealand All Blacks coach Graham Henry will start star centre Sonny Bill Williams on the bench in Saturday night’s Tri-Nations clash against the South Africa Springboks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
All Blacks sensation Sonny Bill Williams is expected to re-sign with the New Zealand Rugby Union today on a one year deal, but he remains no closer to deciding which Super Rugby franchise will secure his services.
Young Australian prop Sekope Kepu is confident the Wallabies can claim an upset win over the All Blacks in their upcoming Tri-Nations Test, a victory he hopes to have a big part of repaying the faith rival Kiwi scrum coach Mike Cron has always had in him.
The All Blacks will rest a number of key players in this weekend’s tri nations clash against the Springboks in Wellington. 1
Still on a high after Australia’s commanding win over South Africa in Saturday night’s opening Tri-Nations encounter, young Wallabies utility James O’Connor is confident they can continue their good form with an upset over New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup honours.
Former South Africa supercoach Jack White may have lead the Springboks to their 2004 Tri Nations title and 2007 Rugby World Cup victory, but he is tipping the Australian Wallabies to win this year’s Tri Nations tournament.
After a chaotic Super Rugby season, All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that many of the Crusaders reps in the New Zealand Test squad will be given a deserved rest throughout the upcoming 2011 Tri Nations tournament.
Australian Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made seven changes to the line-up that will play in the opening Tri-Nations Test against South Africa this Saturday after the Aussies’ upset loss to Samoa last Sunday.
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