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Ireland Vice-Captain’s Comments Put The Contentious All Blacks Physicality Questions To Bed

Ireland’s 21-9 loss to New Zealand on Saturday was overshadowed by accusations of excessive and reckless physicality by the All Blacks as well as questionable officiating at key moments in the game. All mud slinging aside, the second Guinness Series test between the mighty New Zealand and Ireland gave fans one of the best games of rugby this year. Skilful, …

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Does The All Blacks’ Midfield Muddle Mean This Is Wales’ Chance?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 09: Head Coach Steve Hansen talks to the media during a New Zealand All Blacks media conference at The Heritage on June 9, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s squad for the third Test against Wales is a curious mix of experimentation and conservatism. There are areas of comfort and continuity for the All Blacks in the pack, half-back and the confidence in Beauden Barrett to, perhaps, finally take permanent hold of the starting fly-half position.The biggest surprise is in midfield, where the bruising …

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The Telegraph’s Wonder Kid XV

This up and coming XV will get supporters very excited about the future. Writing in The Telegraph, Mick Cleary selected a world XV made up of players who have not yet earned more than 20 caps and are under 25 years of age. While some will argue that Cleary has included too many English players in his selection, it must …

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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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Super Rugby XV: The Emerging Backs

In the second part of our look at promising Super XV players, Michael McCarthy selects a backline of players who have impressed in Super Rugby this season. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUPER RUGBY XV: EMERGING FORWARDS   9. T.J. Perenara, New Zealand Team: Hurricanes Age: 22 Caps: 3 Scrum half is just another position at which the All Blacks cup …

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