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Brodie Retallick A World Cup Doubt Following Dislocated Shoulder

New Zealand suffered a massive injury blow during their 16-16 draw with South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, losing lock Brodie Retallick to a dislocated shoulder The All Black talisman left the field midway through the second half clutching his shoulder and looking in visible pain following a clearout at a ruck by Springbok lock RG Snyman. Speaking …

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Bath Vs Saracens: Six Players To Watch Out For

After both sides enjoyed opening round wins, Bath host European champions Saracens on Saturday afternoon at the Rec in what should be a cracking game. Bath impressed in a gutsy 27-23 win away to Leicester last weekend, registering their first win at Welford Road since 2011, while Saracens, inspired by the outstanding Schalk Brits, ran in nine tries to demolish …

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Michael Cheika Was Very Unhappy With Some Of Nigel Owens’ Decisions In All Blacks Defeat

Cheika Owens

Australia coach Michael Cheika has questioned some of the decisions made by referee Nigel Owens in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash in Dunedin. The Wallabies came within a whisker of avenging last week’s comprehensive 54-34 defeat to the All Blacks before a last-minute Beauden Barrett try swung the tie back in New Zealand’s favour in a pulsating 35-29 result. Cheika, however, …

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Lions Tour: The All Blacks’ Five Most Dangerous Players

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With just a matter of days to go until the most anticipated Lions Test matches in history, the series is still impossible to predict. Many believe the Lions’ resolute defence and powerful forwards will prove more dominant than the All Blacks. On the other hand, many think the Lions simply cannot cope with the flair and all round skill set possessed …

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A Brutal All Blacks Pack That Will Bully The Lions

Aled Price takes a look at the All Blacks’ pack options and deciphers exactly which combination could pose the most problems for the Lions. ________ 1. Joe Moody The most understated and least appreciated member of this All Black pack, Moody quietly goes about his business with precision and aplomb. The Crusaders man is challenged for the number 1 jersey …

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Toulon Owner’s Outburst May Dissuade High Profile Players From Signing

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 10: Mourad Boudjellal, Owner of RC Toulon looks on prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final between Racing 92 and RC Toulon at Stade Yves Du Manoir on April 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has slashed his players’ holidays in the wake of their disappointing loss against La Rochelle on Saturday. The three-time European champions were felled 23-20 by league leaders La Rochelle, but the fact the defeat came at Toulon’s home stadium, Stade Mayol, is a sleight too far for Boudjellal. As reported by Sport24, the comic book mogul initially banned his …

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All Blacks vs England: A Player vs Player Match-Up


With the news that the All Blacks and England will avoid each other again in 2017, the arguments over which side is the dominant force in world rugby will only intensify. One way to decide could be if we took each side at their peak in 2016 – the All Blacks side which walloped South Africa 57-15 and the England …

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Stars Return As New Zealand Name Team To Face Ireland

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks makes a break during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at McLean Park on September 6, 2014 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

New Zealand are in Ireland this week on a mission of revenge. Having suffered defeat for the first time since summer 2015 in Chicago two weeks ago, focus turns to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as they look to set the record straight. One area where they badly struggled in Soldier Field was at the line-out. However, Steve Hansen will …

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