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More All Blacks Look Set For Overseas Moves [Report]

With Lima Sopoaga’s confirmed departure to Wasps at the end of the upcoming Super Rugby season still fresh in the minds of All Blacks supporters, there is further concerning news surrounding three players who have either donned of come close to wearing the famous black shirt in recent times. According to a report in the NZ Herald, Charles Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu …

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Hansen Names Three New Players In Extended All Blacks Training Squad

Auckland , New Zealand - 8 July 2017; New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen during the Third Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has picked three new players in his extended training squad for next month’s Rugby Championship. Included for the first time in the 34-man squad are Highlanders utility back Richard Buckman and second-row Tom Franklin, as well as Chiefs tighthead Atu Moli. The versatile Buckman can play at centre, full-back as well as on the wing and was part …

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All Black Charlie Ngatai Will Miss Next Super Rugby Game After Specialist’s Recommendations Over Concussion

Chiefs back and one-cap All Black Charlie Ngatai once again faces uncertainty due to the reoccurrence of his headaches following his long-awaited return to Super Rugby. Having sat out for a year due to the lingering effects of concussion, the 26-year-old finally returned for the Chiefs’ clash with Reds in New Plymouth on May 6 and following a strong performance, optimism was high …

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How Good Is The All Blacks’ Depth? Ranking The Top Three Players In Every Position

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Whitelock of the All Blacks dives over to score a try during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Following Paul Wassell’s article on England’s unprecedented (that’s how you spell it, Donald) squad depth, we take a look at the only team in the way of Eddie Jones’ marauding men: the All Blacks. How does their player depth measure up heading into 2017? _______ Loosehead Props 1. Joe Moody 2. Wyatt Crockett 3. Ofa Tu’ungafasi Bubbling under: Daniel Lienert-Brown, …

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Five Positions Up For Grabs Ahead Of The All Black Squad Announcement

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Steve Hansen will name his New Zealand squad tomorrow. Soon after the All Blacks had finished celebrating their third World Cup triumph, New Zealand’s management team began to finalise their succession plan to fill the holes left by Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith. Not only had some of their star names left the international stage, but a …

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Video: All Blacks Have Found A Stunning Replacement For Ma’a Nonu

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Ma'a Nonu of New Zealand hands off Drew Mitchell of Australia on the way to score his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

New Zealand are looking to rebuild their squad following high profile international retirements and have just been given an almighty boost. With April nearly upon us already, the summer tours by northern hemisphere rugby nations is now only eight weeks away. Joe Schmidt’s Ireland head to South Africa, Wales to New Zealand while England head to Australia and Scotland travel …

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The Top Five Contenders For The All Blacks Number 13 Jersey

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 24: Ryan Crotty of Canterbury runs away to score a try during the ITM Cup Premiership Final between Canterbury and Auckland at AMI Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

The Super Rugby season is fast approaching and with it will come some huge opportunities for a host of players, and one interesting subplot of the coming season is the All Blacks midfield. The centre positions are now up for grabs after what seems like an eternity of the Ma’a Nonu-Conrad Smith combination (we’re not complaining about that partnership’s longevity by …

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