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Carlin Crossan

I am from New Zealand and have been a large sports fan from the age of 6 years old. I played rugby and cricket growing up for my local club and school. I follow most sports that involve New Zealand teams. I work at my former secondary school as a Sports Co-ordinator.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: David Pocock of the Wallabies looks on during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at nib Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Four Forwards To Watch During The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship gets underway this weekend with New Zealand going in as heavy favourites once again. Australia and South Africa will be competitive whilst Argentina will want to show some improvement after some poor recent form. As rugby is a game that “starts up front” we look at four forwards who will have an impact on the upcoming competition: …

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Predicting The Outcome Of The Super Rugby Quarter-Finals

We preview the four Super Rugby quarter-finals taking place this weekend as we enter the business end of the season. _____ Hurricanes vs. Chiefs (Friday 20th July, 07:35 am GMT) The Wellington-based franchise will be looking to bounce back after losing four of their last five round-robin matches. This included a 28-24 loss to their quarter-final opponents in the last …

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Watch: New Zealand Underage Star Asafo Aumua Scores 60 Metre Brilliant Try

Wellington Lions hooker Asafo Aumua scored a brilliant individual try on Sunday against Canterbury. Aumua ran 60 metres to score a try most backs would love to score. The New Zealand u-20 international showed excellent pace and foot-work to score a brilliant solo try. The run included a beautiful move running around Canterbury full-back George Bridge. The Wellington hooker is …

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New Zealand Vs Australia: A Combined Bledisloe Cup Form XV

The last two weeks have seen Australia and New Zealand play some high quality attacking rugby. Between the two, they’ve scored a combined 152 points.   The Wallabies will take a lot of positives from the 35-29 loss in Dunedin in the most recent contest after leaking 54 points in Sydney. So after an epic two games here is a …

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen

All Blacks Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

The All Blacks have suffered a blow to their original starting lineup, which was named to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.  Owen Franks has been ruled out due to the ongoing Achilles issues that he’s been suffering from all season. The 29-year-old was set to start when the squad was named on Thursday morning (NZ time). A midday announcement, …

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Australia's wing Drew Mitchell (R) is tackled by New Zealand's centre Sonny Bill Williams (2R) next to Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale (L) and New Zealand's full-back Ben Smith (R) during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Three Key Match Ups In The First Bledisloe Cup Test

Game one of the Rugby Championship sees trans-Tasman rivals Australia host New Zealand in what doubles as a Bledisloe Cup test.  Here are three match ups that will be worth watching on Saturday. Match Up One: The Tall Timber The All Blacks locking duo of Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retalick is one of the most formidable in the modern area …

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