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All Blacks Squad For Rugby Championship Named: SBW Returns, McKenzie Out

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen resisted temptation and selected the tried and trusted over the young and gifted in his Rugby Championship squad, which was announced on Monday. Sonny Bill Williams will be jet-setting from the Rio Olympics straight into the midfield while Julian Savea retains his place despite only featuring from the subs bench for the Hurricanes recently. The Chiefs …

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Making The All Blacks Is About Timing

Since the professional era of rugby began, Ireland has produced a number of world class rugby players. Like every other country, Ireland has developed players up through the academy system in a bid to produce players eligible for higher honours later in life. Similar to Ireland, New Zealand have a finely tuned development program that picks the cream of the …

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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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Why Beauden Barrett Has To Be The Next New Zealand Number 10

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Beauden Barrett 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)

Beauden Barrett is the obvious choice to become the next New Zealand out-half. As with most All Blacks sides, when one great player drops out there are usually another three that are willing and able to take his place. It’s what we’ve become accustomed to with New Zealand over the last decade as the All Blacks’ production line has almost become as …

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Ben Smith Should Be Very Worried About Damian McKenzie

New Zealand fullback Ben Smith has very good reason to be worried about his place in the All Blacks starting XV given the undeniable form of Waikato Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie. Highlanders fullback Smith has been one of the most dependable and reliable players in New Zealand rugby over the last number of years but it’s hard to imagine he …

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Watch Nemani Nadolo’s Monster Bump Off On Matt Duffie

Nemani Nadolo illustrated his immense strength against the Blues. Over the years we have all become accustomed to Nemani Nadolo dismissing opponents with his colossal strength and quick turn of pace. However this morning the big Fijian winger brought things to a whole new level with his mammoth bump off on Matt Duffie. Although Duffie is not in Nadolo weight division, given …

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Watch: Two Brothers Take Their Family Feud Into ITM Cup Match

Steering away from the captivating Rugby World Cup for just a moment, our focus turns to this piece of provincial rugby magic which will certainly brighten up your Monday. Family feuds usually happen at gatherings or around the dinner table but on this occasion the fire between these two brothers spilled out onto the playing field. Brothers Damian and Marty …

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