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Four All Black Stars Yet To Commit Future To New Zealand

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 25: Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read during the New Zealand All Blacks training session at Westpac Stadium on August 25, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Four of the All Blacks’ top class players have yet to be tied down by New Zealand beyond the end of this season, as reported by the NZ Herald. The eagerness of New Zealand rugby authorities to sign them will only have been exacerbated by the news on Tuesday that Aaron Cruden has chosen to depart New Zealand for Montpellier. Despite not necessarily being …

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Toulouse Confirm Signing Of Monster 127kg All Black Front Row Forward

Scotland v New Zealand - International Match

Following a successful 2016, the New Zealand Rugby Union will anxiously be looking ahead to 2017, as they try and keep some of their most talented players out of the clutches of European clubs. Already there have been reports connecting Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Aaron Cruden and Malakai Fekitoa with moves to the northern hemisphere, as Europe’s leading clubs look to bolster their squads …

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Top 5 All Blacks Out Of Contract Next Summer

New Zealand v Australia

As we are now entering the midpoint of the 2019 World Cup cycle, some of the southern hemisphere’s leading players have either already signed lucrative deals with European clubs, or are considering making a move north of the equator. Already we have seen the likes of Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua and Liam Gill leaving Super Rugby behind to join clubs …

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How Good Is The All Blacks’ Depth? Ranking The Top Three Players In Every Position

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Whitelock of the All Blacks dives over to score a try during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Following Paul Wassell’s article on England’s unprecedented (that’s how you spell it, Donald) squad depth, we take a look at the only team in the way of Eddie Jones’ marauding men: the All Blacks. How does their player depth measure up heading into 2017? _______ Loosehead Props 1. Joe Moody 2. Wyatt Crockett 3. Ofa Tu’ungafasi Bubbling under: Daniel Lienert-Brown, …

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Five Reasons To Get Excited About The 2017 All Blacks Season

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 25: Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks passes during the New Zealand All Blacks captains run at the Suresnois Rugby Club on November 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Lions hit All Black shores in June next year and will be the obvious highlight of the 2017 season. But while the build-up to the Lions tour will rise to fever pitch, we’re already feeling a few tingles of anticipation about other All Black developments in 2017. Here are the five biggest reasons to look forward to a bumper …

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All Blacks vs England: A Player vs Player Match-Up


With the news that the All Blacks and England will avoid each other again in 2017, the arguments over which side is the dominant force in world rugby will only intensify. One way to decide could be if we took each side at their peak in 2016 – the All Blacks side which walloped South Africa 57-15 and the England …

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Autumn Internationals Team Of The Week From A Kiwi Perspective

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Rory Best of Ireland celebrates with his team mates following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It was a weekend of Northern Hemisphere dominance as Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland all recorded victories, with only the All Blacks upholding Southern honour in Paris against France. So who made our Autumn Internationals team of the week? 15 Santiago Cordero (Argentina)  An exceptional performance in a losing team. The Argentinian firefly was electric stepping in at fullback for …

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Brilliant Beauden Barrett Delivers When The All Blacks Need Him Most

You expect the reigning World Rugby Player of the Year to be world-class, it’s kind of part of the deal. You expect that player to be a difference maker for his team, the biggest difference maker in fact, but even the All Blacks’ biggest optimists will be pleasantly surprised with what they’ve seen from Beauden Barrett this November. The Hurricanes …

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All Blacks Vs France: Player Ratings

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26: Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the international rugby match between France and New Zealand at Stade de France on November 26, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

A weary All Blacks side did just enough to repel an inspired but error prone French side in Paris to finish their international season with an impressive 13 wins out of 14. So, how did the players rate out of ten in the Stade de France? _______ New Zealand Israel Dagg (15)   Sped away for a typically opportunistic All …

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Changes Aplenty For New Zealand Ahead of France Clash

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: TJ Perenara of New Zealand passes during the international rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) All Blacks

New Zealand have announced their side for their clash with France this Saturday. The No. 1 ranked team in the world make five changes to their starting XV from their victory over Ireland last weekend. New Zealand welcome back Jerome Kaino to blindside flanker in place of Liam Squire while the injured Sam Cane is absent and replaced by Matt Todd. The backs …

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The Rise, Fall And Resurgence Of Israel Dagg

“I’ve been disappointed, you always want to be in the World Cup All Blacks squad, but what’s happened has happened,” said Israel Dagg after he was omitted from New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup squad last year. “You never know, I could be over there in a couple of weeks, I’ve got to play like I’m still going to be involved.” …

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Three Things Steve Hansen’s Selection Tells Us About New Zealand’s Game Plan

New Zealand All Blacks Media Access

The All Blacks will be looking to avenge their defeat in Chicago. Immediately after the referee blew the final whistle on Ireland’s historic 40-29 win over the All Blacks in Chicago, Steve Hansen’s thoughts must have immediately turned to the much anticipated re-math in Dublin this weekend. The All Black coach would have been fuming at his side’s indiscipline, and …

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