All Blacks park razzle-dazzle for route-one rugby

EDEN PARK, Auckland -- We had been told to expect 'Warrenball' at Eden Park. We just weren't prepared to see it adopted by the hosts.The All Blacks -- masters of attacking, expansive rugby -- reverted to route-one footy to overpower the British & Irish Lions 30-15 in an

Townsend rues sloppy Scots loss to Fiji

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend was bitterly disappointed after seeing his dream of an unbeaten tour to launch his term in charge blown apart by the vibrant running and tackling of Fiji.The Scots won the try count by three to two but their discipline was poor and they were ripped

Wallabies hold on for tight win over Italy

The Wallabies have held off a fast-finishing Italy to escape with a heartstopping 40-27 win in Saturday's final June Test in Brisbane.Australia looked like they were coasting to victory when Sefa Naivalu scored his second try early in the second half, giving them a 28-13 lead at Suncorp Stadium.But

Springboks bring out the best in Jan Serfontein

StartersTendai Mtawarira 7/10: 'The Beast' had another decent Test, with his experience coming to the fore in guiding a relatively young front row. He remains a valuable member of this Bok team, but he needs to lift his work around the park.Malcolm Marx 6: Struggled with his lineout throwing

Wallabies just not fit enough – Moore

Australia's Super Rugby franchises for not preparing players for the rigours of Test rugby, Wallabies captain Stephen Moore lamented after defeating Italy 40-27 at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday."It shouldn't be hard for Super Rugby to produce players that are ready for Test match footy," Moore said to echo remarks

All Blacks vs. Lions: Who said what

12:21 PM BSTESPN StaffThe British & Irish Lions were left to rue poor finishing after world champions New Zealand won a thrilling first Test 30-15 in Auckland.Sean O'Brien scored one of the great Lions tries, but it ultimately proved in vain. Here is what the respective head coaches and