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All Blacks: Whose Stocks Rose During The Wales Series?

Aaron Smith

Following New Zealand’s series whitewash over Wales, Kaal Kaczmarek looks at whose stocks have either risen, fallen or stayed as they are within the All Blacks squad.  ______ Stocks up Beauden Barrett was the undoubted star of the series. His fizzing pace and skills turned the first Test, guided the second and controlled the third. He grew more assured with …

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Rugby: The New World Order

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: The New Zealand players celebrate winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Following the conclusion of last years Rugby World Cup in which the might of the All Blacks once again stamped it’s authority on world rugby as the predominant playing force in the game by securing its second successive William Webb Ellis trophy, a void was somewhat left with the international retirement of some of the games leading stalwarts including the …

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The 15 All Blacks That Look Ominously Good For Japan 2019 Already

Steve Hansen and his All Blacks selectors already have an embarrassment of riches to chose from in the 2016 season. However, even more gems are likely be refined by the time the squad for Japan 2019 is announced. We take a look in the All Blacks’ crystal ball and uncover a potential team of devastating skill, power and pace. 15. Israel …

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Jaco Peyper Slammed After Asking Kieran Read “Are You Happy” Following Naholo’s Aerial Challenge

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Referee Jaco Peyper makes a call during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jaco Peyper has been accused of giving the All Blacks preferential treatment. Although the All Blacks were the dominant team and well worth their 36-22 victory over Wales this morning, match official, Jaco Peyper, drew particular criticism from rugby fans in the aftermath of the game. Midway through the first half, New Zealand winger, Waisake Naholo, clearly tackled Liam Williams in the …

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Welsh Media Very Confident Going Into All-Blacks Test Series

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Robshaw of England leaves the field dejected as Jamie Roberts of Wales celebrates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the eagerly awaited summer test series now only a matter of hours away, anticipation is reaching fever pitch as the best the northern hemisphere has to offer heads south to take on the perennial top three nations in world rugby. However, while anticipation may be high expectations will not be as such, as the north’s best hope for a …

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No New Caps For The All Blacks As Hansen Confirms His Starting XV

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has opted against handing out any new debuts in naming his team for Saturday’s first Test against Wales.  In their first Test since winning last year’s World Cup, the All Blacks coach has made six changes in all to the team that started the final. There are no new caps, with Aaron Cruden beating off the …

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All Blacks Name Youthful Squad Ahead Of Summer Test Series

New Zealand All Blacks Squad Announcement

Retirements and departures have forced Steve Hansen to rebuild his squad. Just as Nigel Owens blew the final whistle on the World Cup final, it was not lost on New Zealand fans that this particular All Black squad was set to break up. In one swoop, Steve Hansen would lose over 800 caps worth of experience, as Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a …

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All Blacks Name New Vice Captain

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Steve Hansen has named a new vice captain ahead of the test series with Wales. After losing experienced players such as, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock, the All Blacks have moved to fill the leadership void left in their wake. First came the obvious appointment of Kieran Read as captain, and today Steve …

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International Rugby: The ‘Winners’ XV

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) The Scotland team sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Who are the players with the most wins in the history of Test rugby? We look at the fifteen men who would make up a team of winners. It’s no real surprise that a large number of All Blacks are in this side, but the dominance of Test rugby in recent years is evident through the number of recent and …

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International Rugby: The ‘One-Club Man’ XV

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean O'Brien of Ireland breaks through the tackle of Matt Evans of Canada during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Canada at the Millennium Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With all the talk around professional rugby seemingly focused on the transfer market and with hundreds of players moving between clubs, countries and hemispheres it seemed a pertinent time to pay homage to those who aren’t so nomadic, who are devoted to the team that developed them and the town, city or region they call home. To qualify for this …

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All Blacks Duo To Make Season Debuts Against Kings

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Luke Romano of the New Zealand All Blacks drives on with Charlie Faumuina (L) during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Canterbury coach Todd Blackadder has made a number of changes to the Crusaders side that soundly defeated the Blues last Friday night in Christchruch, with All Blacks duo Matt Todd and Luke Romano set to make their season debuts against the Kings. The seven-time champions Crusaders notched their first win of the season last Friday night against the Blues and …

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All Blacks Appoint New Captain To Replace Richie McCaw

South Africa v New Zealand - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

New Zealand have confirmed the appointment of a new captain. New Zealand coach, Steve Hansen, has this evening announced that Kieran Read will take over the captaincy of the All Blacks from Richie McCaw. Although it was expected that Read would be handed the role by Hansen, the 84 times capped number eight has suffered from both injuries and criticism …

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Rugby World Cup Final: Australia And New Zealand Combined XV

The stage is set. Twickenham will host the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday evening, with Australia taking on champions New Zealand to decide who will capture the William Webb Ellis Trophy. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we can’t wait. It’s just 145 hours and two minutes until kick-off, but who’s counting? As part of our build-up, we have decided to take a …

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New Zealand v South Africa: 3 Key Clashes

New Zealand and South Africa will do battle in the World Cup Semi Final on Saturday. Familiarity breeds contempt. And there is no more contemptuous relationship in world rugby than the All Blacks and the ‘Boks. The pair have met each other 90 times down the years, and South Africa are the only team to be able to boast a …

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