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Israel Dagg On Mental Health Struggles: “I Hated Rugby”

Former All Black, Israel Dagg has opened up the mental health struggles that almost forced him out of the game. The 30-year-old former Crusaders player who retired from rugby last week due to a chronic knee injury claims to have entered into a severe mental health battle after missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Speaking to …

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Israel Dagg Announces Retirement From Rugby

Israel Dagg

All Black Israel Dagg has announced his retirement from rugby due to ongoing injury issues which have forced him to withdraw from the game.  30-year-old Dagg has faced a lengthy period on the sidelines due to an ongoing knee injury and it is based on medical advice that he hang up his boots. Dagg made his debut in 2006 for …

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Larmour Performance Against Italy Almost Broke Israel Dagg Record

Jordan Larmour’s electric performance against Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday almost broke a long-standing record held by Israel Dagg.  Larmour scored three tries and set up another for Luke McGrath as he bamboozled the Italian defence with his superb footwork and breathtaking acceleration. Those attributes allowed Larmour to make six linebreaks and beat 12 defenders throughout the …

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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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Five Questions For The Lions And All Blacks Coaches Ahead Of The Second Test In Wellington

After a pulsating first Test in which the All Blacks out-Warrenballed the Lions 30-15, will we see any changes in tactics employed by coaches Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen for the second Test in Wellington? Will Gatland drop his captain, Peter O’Mahony? How will the All Blacks approach the game tactically? Here are the five biggest questions which need answers …

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Dan Carter Backs Jordie Barrett To Star Against The Lions

Dan Carter certainly has a high opinion of Jordie Barrett. With just over a week to go until the All Blacks face off against the touring British and Irish Lions, hype is hitting fever-pitch in New Zealand. The World Cup champions are expected to account for Warren Gatland’s charges at home, but have the disadvantage of playing just one warm-up …

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