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Damian McKenzie Ruled Out Of World Cup After Rupturing ACL

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The New Zealand All Blacks have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Damian McKenzie has ruptured his ACL and is ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The Chiefs player suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while on club duty at the weekend against the Blues with All Blacks head coach, Steven …

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Damian McKenzie Remains Coy On All-Blacks Haka Target Bundee Aki

New Zealand full-back Damian McKenzie refused to stoke the much-discussed Bundee Aki fire on Thursday with the All Blacks just days out from their huge clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. The Connacht centre has been the subject of much All-Black attention throughout the week as he prepares to take on the country of his birth. All Blacks assistant coach …

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All Blacks Benefit From Yet More Lenient Refereeing In Final France Test

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One of the biggest stories surrounding France’s summer tour of New Zealand has been the standard of refereeing. Controversial incidents in the first two tests meant that the third and final test in Dunedin on Saturday morning, officiated by Irishman John Lacey,  would come under an increased level of scrutiny. In an enthralling game that has gone back and forth in the …

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All Blacks Vs Springboks: The Three Key Players For Each Side

The All Blacks and Springboks will continue their great rivalry on Saturday at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.   This will be the first time these two teams have played at this ground. With a large South African community on the North Shore, the crowd will be a good mix of All Black and Springbok fans. Here are some …

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Five Reasons Why The All Blacks Are Vulnerable To A Springbok Ambush This Week

Among his effusive praise for the All Blacks, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee noted that the world champions are, at present, ‘vulnerable’ despite winning their first three Rugby Championship matches. So, where are the All Black weaknesses the Springboks will seek to exploit this Saturday? 1. A weakened front row After a seemingly endless sequence of Tests with Joe Moody and …

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Three Key Match Ups In The First Bledisloe Cup Test

Australia's wing Drew Mitchell (R) is tackled by New Zealand's centre Sonny Bill Williams (2R) next to Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale (L) and New Zealand's full-back Ben Smith (R) during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Game one of the Rugby Championship sees trans-Tasman rivals Australia host New Zealand in what doubles as a Bledisloe Cup test.  Here are three match ups that will be worth watching on Saturday. Match Up One: The Tall Timber The All Blacks locking duo of Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retalick is one of the most formidable in the modern area …

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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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