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“There Is An Appetite – Munster v The Crusaders Sounds Pretty Cool”

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Sam Whitelock has admitted his intrigue surrounding the possibility of southern hemisphere clubs facing their northern hemisphere rivals under the global rugby strategy mooted by Sir Bill Beaumont. Beaumont was re-appointed World Rugby chairman on Sunday with an annual cross-hemisphere tournament proving to be one of his main goals. If implemented, this would mean Japan and Fiji join the Rugby …

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Test Your Memory Of Ireland’s Famous 2016 Win Over The All Blacks

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You can say it was the end of New Zealand’s season, it was ‘only a friendly’, but regardless of the circumstances, there’s no denying that Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016 was a significant and historic moment.  Less than a month after losing Irish rugby legend Anthony Foley, Joe Schmidt’s charges took to Soldier Field with …

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Dan Carter Announces He Has Left Japan’s Kobelco Steelers

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Dan Carter has announced that his time in Japan with the Kobelco Steelers has come to an end. The former All Blacks out-half joined the Japanese club in 2018 following three seasons in Paris with Racing 92. Carter helped the club to a Top League title in his first season. However, with this year’s campaign cancelled due to the COVID-19 …

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Former Ireland Assistant Coaches Included In New All Blacks Setup

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New All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has confirmed the majority of his new coaching ticket which includes two former Ireland assistant coaches.  Foster has appointed John Plumtree as New Zealand’s new forwards coach, the former Hurricanes head coach recently took charge of Ireland’s forwards during the early days of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland tenure in 2013 and 2014. Plumtree also …

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Ian Foster Succeeds Steve Hansen As All Blacks Head Coach

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Newly-appointed New Zealand head coach Ian Foster says he is “truly privileged and honoured” to succeed Steve Hansen in the top role.  The 54-year-old was tipped to become head coach having worked alongside Hansen as assistant head coach of the All Blacks since 2012 and beat out Crusaders boss Scott Robertson who also interviewed for the position. New Zealand Rugby …

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“They Earn A Load Of Money, So They Can Pay The Fines”

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles isn’t too concerned about the fine England received following their V-shaped formation when facing the All Blacks haka but admitted that he and his teammates found the response “awesome.” England were fined and reprimanded for the response which saw them breach World Rugby’s rule which states that an opposition team cannot cross the half-way line …

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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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England Fined Following V-Shaped Formation In Response To Haka

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England have been fined for the V-shape formation the team made when facing New Zealand’s haka before their clash with the All Blacks in last weekend’s World Cup semi-final. According to the Guardian, England have been reprimanded and fined a four figure sum although it is believed to be less than the £2,500 that France had to pay for adopting …

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Times, Dates & Venues For World Cup Final & 3rd Place Playoff

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After five weeks of Rugby World Cup action, we finally know who will be contesting the final on November 2.  England will meet South Africa where both sides will be hoping to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 and 2007, respectively. This will also be a repeat of the 2007 final. The dreaded third-place playoff …

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Owen Farrell On Why England Lined Up Against The Haka In V Shape

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Owen Farrell and his teammates have explained why England lined up against the haka in a V shape immediately before kick-off in today’s World Cup semi-final.  As Ireland learned last week, taking a step forward against the haka doesn’t always result in an inspired performance but England decided to take a different approach for their clash with the reigning champions. …

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End Of The World! The NZ Media Reaction To England Humbling

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The All Blacks’ dream to win a third successive Rugby World Cup came to a shuddering halt on Saturday as England produced a performance for the ages to completely dominate their opponents and emerge with a 19-7 victory.  The scoreline doesn’t do England justice as they should have won by much more and they will now look forward to a …

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England Crush All Blacks World Cup Dreams With Resounding Win

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England 19 All Blacks 7 England have reached their first World Cup final since 2007 after producing a performance for the ages to beat the reigning champions 19-7 at the Yokohama Stadium. England were completely deserving of their victory and in truth, it should have been by a greater margin as they absolutely bested their southern hemisphere opponents in every …

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