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All Blacks Name Phenomenal XV For South Africa Clash

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 17: Nehe Milner-Skudder of the New Zealand All Blacks breaks through to score his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between New Zealand and France at the Millennium Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The All Blacks have named their team for Saturday’s clash against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday. Coach Steve Hansen has made six changes to the starting XV which beat a much-improved Argentina side 39-22 last weekend in New Plymouth. In the pack, three-times capped Kane Hames is handed his first start in place of the injured Joe Moody, who …

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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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Super Rugby Semi-Finalist Form XV Ahead Of This Weekend’s Finale

The Super Rugby semi-finals saw the Crusaders beat the Chiefs 27-13 and the Lions avenge last year’s final defeat to the Hurricanes 44-29. All this leads to an exceptionally exciting final this weekend. There was a number of players who impressed last weekend as the southern hemisphere club season is set to close on a high note. Here is a …

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Kiwi Journalist Outlines Why Damian McKenzie Won’t Be Joining The Tigers

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs during warmup prior to the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Well-known New Zealand journalist Gregor Paul has outlined why highly-rated Chiefs full-back-cum-fly-half Damian McKenzie will not be joining the Leicester Tigers. The playmaker’s future has been a hot topic in the last week after a story broke that the 22-year-old was in talks with English heavyweights Leicester Tigers about a move to Welford Road. But following comments made by Chiefs …

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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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Matching Aviva Premiership Teams To Their Super Rugby Equivalent

Premiership Super Rugby

After the conclusion of the thrilling Six Nations campaign, all attention has turned to the upcoming Lions tour of New Zealand. So, which Super Rugby sides can be most easily compared to an Aviva Premiership outfit? Australian Conference Brumbies/Wasps In the mid-2000s these teams were the greatest to ever grace their respective competitions, however a sudden spate of retirements resulted …

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Matching Pro 12 Sides To Their Super Rugby Equivalents

Munster Chiefs Pro 12

The Pro 12 is back in full swing this week after a European break, with all attention turning to who will qualify for the playoffs. Super rugby is now 6 rounds in and with the first British and Irish Lions game less than two months interested has never been hotter. Which begs the question: which Pro 12 side matches a …

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French Media Are Reporting Aaron Cruden Has Signed For Top 14 Club

Super Rugby Rd 6 - Brumbies v Chiefs

Over the course of the last few months, speculation surrounding the future of Aaron Cruden has slowly increased. Although he was at one time seen as Dan Carter’s most likely successor, the rise of Beauden Barrett has forced the brilliantly talented Cruden to watch on from the bench. Consequently the 27 year-old fly half can be forgiven for having his …

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