Cam Roigard

Ardie Savea hails Damian McKenzie and Cam Roigard for dazzling against Namibia

New Zealand's captain Ardie Savea commended his team's "awesome" offensive performance as they dominated Namibia with a 71-3 victory at the Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks World Cup 2023

All Blacks back on song as they put 11 tries past valiant Namibia side

New Zealand bounced back from their opening Rugby World Cup defeat to France by thumping Namibia 71-3 at Stadium de Toulouse on Friday.

Scott Barrett

Scott Barrett backing determined All Blacks to turn RWC campaign around

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett said the nature of their consecutive losses to South Africa and France differed, but a lack of determination was not an issue in either game.

France celebrate

Relieved France coach Fabien Galthie happy to pass tough first World Cup test

Despite their big win over New Zealand in Friday's World Cup opener in Paris, France coach Fabien Galthie was more relieved than anything else to get their campaign off on a winning note.

Gregory Alldritt, France

France shine in second half to down All Blacks in sweltering Rugby World Cup opener

France got their Rugby World Cup campaign off to the perfect start as they thumped the All Blacks 27-13 at a steamy Stade de France in Paris on Friday.


France coach Fabien Galthie expecting "wonderful celebration" in RWC opener

Friday's opening match of the Rugby World Cup between hosts France and New Zealand will be a celebration no matter what, says France coach Fabien Galthie.