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All Blacks Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen

The All Blacks have suffered a blow to their original starting lineup, which was named to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.  Owen Franks has been ruled out due to the ongoing Achilles issues that he’s been suffering from all season. The 29-year-old was set to start when the squad was named on Thursday morning (NZ time). A midday announcement, …

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Hansen Names Three New Players In Extended All Blacks Training Squad

Auckland , New Zealand - 8 July 2017; New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen during the Third Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has picked three new players in his extended training squad for next month’s Rugby Championship. Included for the first time in the 34-man squad are Highlanders utility back Richard Buckman and second-row Tom Franklin, as well as Chiefs tighthead Atu Moli. The versatile Buckman can play at centre, full-back as well as on the wing and was part …

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