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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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All Blacks Beset With Three Injuries Ahead Of Ireland Test

New Zealand v South Africa

New Zealand could be without three key players ahead of their meeting with Ireland in Chicago. The All Blacks might have to contend with missing their first choice second row partnership ahead of their first autumn test with Ireland. Stuff.nz have reported that Steve Hansen will definitely be without Brodie Retallick after the 2014 World Player of The Year suffered a concussion …

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Hansen Axes Savea From All-Blacks Squad Ahead Of 2nd Test

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 14: Julian Savea looks on during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Hutt Recreation Ground on June 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Julian Savea has been dropped from the All-Blacks squad ahead of the second test with Wales this weekend as Steve Hansen looks to wrap up the series. This is quite a turnaround in fortune for the Hurricanes winger who only eight months ago was shortlisted for the international player of the year as well as claiming the accolade for try …

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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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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 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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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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