All Blacks look to make history

first_imgDefending champions New Zealand will start as favourites against their southern hemisphere rivals, South Africa for a place in this year’s decider.The All Blacks are looking to become the first team to retain the Webb Ellis Trophy, but head coach Steve Hansen says that they’ve got too much respect for South Africa to think that they can start planning for next weekend’s final…Kick-off in Twickenham is at 4pm. Locally in the big derby game last night Cashel ran out 15-3 winners over Nenagh Ormond. The home side romped to victory  in front of a large crowd in Cashel.Elsewhere, Connacht are in action today in the Guinnness Pro-12.After Munster’s defeat to the Scarlets last night, Pat Lam’s side could go top of the table with a bonus-point win over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.Ulster and Leinster both won last night over the Cardiff Blues and Glasgow respectively.UIster’s bonus-point victory means that they’ve moved above Connacht and into the top-four ahead of today’s game, which kicks-off at half-past one.last_img read more