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Hansen Praises Inspirational Coles As All-Blacks Ring Changes For Japan

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen praised Dane Coles on Thursday after the inspirational hooker fought back from nearly a year on the sidelines to headline a second-string side against Japan. Hansen said Coles, 31, would have wondered whether his career was over after he suffered a serious knee injury against France last November, needing two operations. The World Cup-winner is …

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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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Watch: New Zealand Underage Star Asafo Aumua Scores 60 Metre Brilliant Try

Wellington Lions hooker Asafo Aumua scored a brilliant individual try on Sunday against Canterbury. Aumua ran 60 metres to score a try most backs would love to score. The New Zealand u-20 international showed excellent pace and foot-work to score a brilliant solo try. The run included a beautiful move running around Canterbury full-back George Bridge. The Wellington hooker is …

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Top All Black Hooker Dane Coles Now Highly Unlikely To Face Lions

The All Blacks seem to have lost the services of one of their key players: first choice hooker Dane Coles. Wellington Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree gave the media an update on Coles’ condition and the news was not good. Plumtree reported that Coles was still not free of the concussion symptoms which have sidelined him since March 18. Plumtree …

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Great News For The All Blacks As Dane Coles Eyes Return To Action

The All Blacks have racked up a lengthy injury list of sorts over the previous weeks but thankfully for Steve Hansen, the length of that list is beginning to alleviate ahead of the imminent arrival of the British and Irish Lions.  There have been doubts surrounding the fitness of Kieran Read, Ben Smith, Dane Coles, Scott Barrett and Nehe Milner-Skudder for …

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