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Watch: Crusaders Nil The Highlanders To Secure Semi-Final Place

The second quarter-final of the 2016/17 Super Rugby season saw the Crusaders host the Highlanders for a place in the semi-finals. After an almost perfect regular season, the Crusaders were considered favourites before kick-off to go on and win the match. However, a Highlanders side which boasts the likes of Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Aaron Squire and Toulon’s …

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Player Ratings From The All Blacks Masterclass Against Samoa

The All Blacks’ first game of the season is traditionally one when the players shake off the rust and is usually characterised by unforced errors and misfiring combinations. Not at Eden Park. Not in 2017. So which players booked their places for the first test against the Lions in the 78-0 thrashing of Samoa? 15 Ben Smith 8.5 It gets …

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Opinion: New Zealand’s Dominance Over Australia Puts England’s Series Win In Perspective

Even though Eddie Jones’ England impressed the global rugby community with a comprehensive 3-0 series victory over the Wallabies, New Zealand’s search for perfection in both and attack and defence against Australia in Sydney shows no one in the world comes close to them. For those Red Rose supporters getting a little carried away after their side won a trio of …

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Which All Blacks Player Can Be The Next Big Thing?

After an unprecedented run of success, Father Time has finally caught up with the All Blacks. After a decade which has seen New Zealand hoover up Tri Nations crowns, claim an inaugural Rugby Championship title and win back to back World Cups, 6 of the players central to that success have exited the international arena. As always the All Blacks …

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Predicted All Blacks 23 For The Lions Series In 2017

With plenty of talk surrounding the British and Irish Lions squad for 2017, Simon van Ryn will have a crack at naming the possible All Blacks 23 to defend their shores. _____ Notable Inclusions Reggie Goodes: Two years is a long time in Rugby and this writer believes Reggie Goodes will make a huge statement in N.Z. rugby over the …

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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Experienced All Blacks Named For Rugby World Cup Title Defence

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The big movers and shakers of the team see experienced players Israel Dagg, Jeremy Thrush, Lima Sopoaga and Cory Jane miss out, with Steve Hansen and co. preferring the exuberance of Nehe Milner-Skudder, Victor Vito and Waisaki Nahalo to light up their already …

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