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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Milner-Skudder Starts In Strong All Blacks Side For RWC Opener

Steve Hansen has named his side to tackle Argentina at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. With 1200 tests in the starting XV the All Blacks head into the match as firm favourites. The rapid rise of Nehe Milner-Skudder sees the star outside back take his place on the right wing, forming a lethal combination with Julian Savea and Ben Smith. Milner-Skudder …

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Five Reasons Why The All Blacks Will Win The Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks have landed in England saddled with the expectation of finally securing that elusive overseas World Cup title. In the first of a two-part series analysing the chances of the World Cup holders, Simon van Ryn provides us with five reasons why the All Blacks will retain their status as champions. 1. Motivation The All Blacks have a host of stars …

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Experienced All Blacks Named For Rugby World Cup Title Defence

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The big movers and shakers of the team see experienced players Israel Dagg, Jeremy Thrush, Lima Sopoaga and Cory Jane miss out, with Steve Hansen and co. preferring the exuberance of Nehe Milner-Skudder, Victor Vito and Waisaki Nahalo to light up their already …

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The Case Against New Zealand Winning the World Cup

The All Blacks will begin the World Cup as defending champions Like all previous World Cups, New Zealand will begin this one as favourites. However they have yet to win the title on foreign soil. Many theories have been bandied about as to why this is the case, ranging from All Blacks being unable to deal with the pressure of …

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Is This Selection The Best XV In Southern Hemisphere Rugby?

Last week we brought you our Northern Hemisphere selection, which stirred its fair share of debate. Here is our Southern Hemisphere selection. Enjoy the read, while we dive for cover in the impending debate. 15 – Israel Folou The Australian saw off stiff competition from his Kiwi namesake, Israel Dagg, for the full-back position. While Australian rugby may be at …

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Preview: Super Rugby Semi Final – Crusaders vs Sharks

Matthew Morrow previews this weekend’s massive Super Rugby Semi-Final between the Crusaders and the Sharks. Both teams will battle it out for a place in Super Rugby’s  thrilling climax. Crusaders v Sharks Saturday, July 26th. 08:35 am (GMT) AMI Stadium, Christchurch The first semi-final pits the most successful franchise in Super Rugby history against South Africa’s only representative in this …

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