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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

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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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David Pocock Will “Kill It” When He’s Back – Michael Hooper

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is confident that David Pocock will show his best form for Australia once he makes his return from injury.  Inspirational flanker Pocock has been out of action for six months due to a troubling calf injury but he was named in Michael Cheika’s extended squad for this weekend’s clash with the All Blacks in Perth. This …

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All-Blacks Seal Bledisloe Sweep With 17 Point Victory Over Australia

World champions New Zealand crushed old foes Australia 37-20 in Japan on Saturday to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series whitewash. Fly-half Beauden Barrett scored 17 points and was five-from-six with the boot in Yokohama as the All Blacks piled more pressure on the struggling Wallabies and under-fire coach Michael Cheika. Barrett dived over for the pick of New Zealand’s …

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Barrett Warns All Blacks To Be Wary Of “Confident” Wallabies

New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett has warned of an Australian backlash when the fierce rivals clash in the Bledisloe Cup in Japan this weekend. The All Blacks, who have won the last two Rugby World Cups, will be looking to complete a 3-0 whitewash in the annual series in Saturday’s Test in Yokohama. But Barrett pointed to Australia’s stunning recent …

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Hodge Blow For Wallabies Ahead Of All Blacks Test

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Wallabies back Reece Hodge was Sunday ruled out of their third Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand next weekend and the upcoming tour of Europe with a fractured ankle. The utility back, who has played in all nine of Australia’s Tests this season, picked up the injury in the team’s final training session on home soil on Friday before the …

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Barrett Scores Four Tries As All Blacks Retain Bledisloe Cup

Beauden Barrett’s four-try masterclass led a clinical New Zealand to a 40-12 victory over Australia at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday to claim the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year. Barrett converted five of the six All Blacks tries to finish with a match haul of 30 points, a New Zealand individual match record against Australia. The Wallabies, needing …

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Wounded Wallabies Back Themselves To Upset All Blacks

The under-fire Wallabies presented a bullish face in Auckland Friday on the eve of the second Test despite the All Blacks being on the verge of claiming the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th consecutive year. “Our backs are not against the wall,” insisted captain Michael Hooper when questioned about New Zealand’s dominant 38-13 win in the opening match in Sydney …

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Israel Folau Ruled Out of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Israel Folau of the Wallabies scores a try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Wallabies star Israel Folau was Sunday ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test with an ankle injury, in a further blow to Australia after their big loss to New Zealand. Fullback Folau limped off in the 65th minute in the first Test in Sydney on Saturday, as the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 38-13 in a clash that doubled …

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Injuries Force Australia Changes Against All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been forced to revamp his front row and gamble on an untested centres pairing for Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand. Australia are desperate for a win at ANZ Stadium in a fixture that doubles as the first Bledisloe Cup Test, but were dealt a blow when loose-head Scott Sio failed a fitness test. …

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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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