After one hundred and eleven years, Ireland have finally beaten the New Zealand All Blacks, with a fantastic 40-29 win at Solider Field today. Ireland, who narrowly lost the last last time the two teams met, broke the current world champion All Black's 18 game winning streak. [more inside]
The All Blacks today became the first team to defend the Rugby World Cup. After the match a young eight year old fan ran onto the field to join the celebrations and took a heavy tackle from security - what happened next is pure gold.
The eighth Rugby World Cup (@) kicks off tomorrow in England (and Wales), contested by twenty qualifying teams. While the All Blacks are unbackable (5/4) favourites to be the first team to retain Bill, the Cup is equally a celebration of the diverse world rugby family, offering the minnows a chance to pit themselves against the best. [more inside]
Air New Zealand's latest air safety video is one for the rugby fans, featuring many current All Blacks riffing off the original Men in Black video. prev.
NSFW Rugby - Naked New Zealand Fellows (Action Shot Slideshow from Norway's largest newspaper) [more inside]
The 7th Rugby World Cup begins this Friday in Auckland. The fourth largest sporting event in the world, there will be twenty national teams competing for the Webb Ellis Cup, including such diverse nations as Namibia, Romania and the USA. [more inside]
Air New Zealand's new on-board safety video has been released and this time it features the All Blacks. (YouTube) Following on from its last innovative safety video (previously), Air New Zealand has produced another quirky safety video, this time featuring the national rugby team, the All Blacks. And the soundtrack features the iconic hit, "Why Does Love Do This To Me?" (YouTube) by the The Exponents. Pure kiwiness.