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Steve Hansen Rings The Changes For All Blacks Showdown With Wallabies

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made a number of changes to the team for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia.  In total, Hansen has made five changes which sees some highly experienced players cut from the starting XV. Upfront, the 108 times capped Owen Franks loses his place at tighthead to Nepo Laulala while Patrick Tuipulotu comes in …

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Six Try Wallabies Thump All Blacks In Bledisloe Opener

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The Wallabies put on a scintillating display to emerge 47-26 winners over the All Blacks in the opening match of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup.  Michael Cheika’s side showed their intent early on when they made a number of linebreaks in the opening minutes but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points on the scoreboard until the excellent Christian Lealiifano slotted …

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Bledisloe Cup Promo Sure To Add Fuel To Australian Fire

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Australia and New Zealand are set to lock horns this weekend and write yet another chapter in the history of the Bledisloe Cup. The competition consists of an annual three-match series involving the two rugby heavyweights with two of their Rugby Championship clashes counting towards the final result. The pair go head to head in Perth this weekend and the …

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James O’Connor Starts For The Wallabies In All Blacks Bledisloe Clash

James O'Connor

James O’Connor was the shock inclusion in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies team selection for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks.  O’Connor made his first appearance for Australia since 2013 two weeks ago in the win over Argentina when he was sprung from the bench. However, Cheika has now entrusted him to start at outside centre for the Wallabies as …

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Hansen Names Very Powerful All Blacks Side For Wallabies Showdown

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named a side which looks close to his strongest XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Perth.  In total, Hansen has made six changes to the side which drew 16-16 with the Springboks in Wellington two weeks ago. Up front, Dane Coles replaces Codie Taylor at hooker and Scott Barrett comes …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend

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Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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Mo’unga Named At 10 For The All Blacks, Barrett Moved To 15

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The All Blacks have named Crusaders’ out-half, Richie Mo’unga, to start against the Springboks for Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter.  The decision means that two-time World Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett, will make the switch to full-back for this weekend’s South Africa test. New Zealand scraped over the line in last week’s opening round match with Argentina on a scoreline …

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Team News Ahead Of Rugby Championship Opening Weekend

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The 2019 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina battle it out over the next few weeks. This year’s edition is shortened to just three rounds due to the Rugby World Cup beginning in September but it will provide ideal preparation for the competing nations ahead of Japan. This weekend’s action takes place …

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Four Uncapped Players Included In All Blacks Rugby Championship Squad

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Steve Hansen has announced a 39-man squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship competition which pits the All Blacks against Australia, South Africa and Argentina.  The competition will provide some ideal preparation for the World Cup which begins in September and because of the Japan tournament, the Rugby Championship will be shortened to just three rounds, although the All Blacks will …

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New Zealand Have Too Much For Ireland In One-Sided Victory

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New Zealand had too much for Ireland as Anthony Eddy’s side fell to a 34-7 defeat at Twickenham.  Ireland opened their London 7s campaign with a superb 21-17 victory over England but New Zealand showed their ruthlessness by capitalising on mistakes time and time again. Ireland began the game by winning their own kick-off but they lost possession in midfield …

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Israel Dagg On Mental Health Struggles: “I Hated Rugby”

Former All Black, Israel Dagg has opened up the mental health struggles that almost forced him out of the game. The 30-year-old former Crusaders player who retired from rugby last week due to a chronic knee injury claims to have entered into a severe mental health battle after missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Speaking to …

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Damian McKenzie Ruled Out Of World Cup After Rupturing ACL

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The New Zealand All Blacks have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Damian McKenzie has ruptured his ACL and is ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The Chiefs player suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while on club duty at the weekend against the Blues with All Blacks head coach, Steven …

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