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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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New Zealand Vs Australia: A Combined Bledisloe Cup Form XV

The last two weeks have seen Australia and New Zealand play some high quality attacking rugby. Between the two, they’ve scored a combined 152 points.   The Wallabies will take a lot of positives from the 35-29 loss in Dunedin in the most recent contest after leaking 54 points in Sydney. So after an epic two games here is a …

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All Blacks Break Australian Hearts In An All-Time Classic Test Match

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 26: Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks celebrates with teammates after scoring a try as Will Genia of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Forsyth Barr Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Pulsating. Nail-biting. Impossible to predict. And in the end, New Zealand saw off the dogged Australian challenge (but only just). From the very first minute when Israel Folau stunned the home crowd by landing the first try, this had the potential for greatness. the Wallabies were a shadow of their former selves in the 54-34 defeat last weekend and coach …

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Crusaders Name Starting Team For Super Rugby Final

during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his starting XV for Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Johannesburg. Robertson has named an unchanged starting fifteen and bench, meaning the seven-time champions go into their twelfth Super Rugby final with an unchanged match-day 23 for the third game in a row. Here is our team for the @SuperRugbyNZ Final against …

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Three Reasons Why Warren Gatland Deserves Huge Credit

As the British and Irish Lions reflect on the last seven weeks, they can take immense pride in what they have achieved. Many people didn’t give them a prayer when they left home soil at the end of May but they came together brilliantly and played a key role in a truly epic series. They may not have managed to …

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Watch: Lions Release Stirring Behind The Scenes Footage Of Third Test

As they fly out of New Zealand today after a truly memorable series, the British and Irish Lions’ official website has released stirring behind the scenes footage of last Saturday’s crucial third Test.  A 15-15 draw saw the Lions share the series and become the first touring side to draw a series since 1955. Saturday’s draw also saw New Zealand’s amazing …

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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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Lions Tour: The All Blacks’ Five Most Dangerous Players

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With just a matter of days to go until the most anticipated Lions Test matches in history, the series is still impossible to predict. Many believe the Lions’ resolute defence and powerful forwards will prove more dominant than the All Blacks. On the other hand, many think the Lions simply cannot cope with the flair and all round skill set possessed …

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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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