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Ardie Savea To Make History By Wearing Goggles Against Canada

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All Blacks back-row Ardie Savea will become the first player to wear goggles at a Rugby World Cup as he battles vision problems. A key player for Steve Hansen’s side, Savea was unstoppable in their opening round victory over South Africa. However, the loose forward is apparently fearful of going blind after the vision in his left eye became blurred …

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Wales Fail To Clinch Top Spot In Latest Rugby World Rankings

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The recent weekend of international rugby has had a major bearing on the latest World Rugby rankings.  The last few days have seen a welcome return to top international rugby as countries around the world prepare for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. Australia’s emphatic win over the All Blacks in the opening match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup saw …

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Six Try Wallabies Thump All Blacks In Bledisloe Opener

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The Wallabies put on a scintillating display to emerge 47-26 winners over the All Blacks in the opening match of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup.  Michael Cheika’s side showed their intent early on when they made a number of linebreaks in the opening minutes but they couldn’t convert that pressure into points on the scoreboard until the excellent Christian Lealiifano slotted …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend

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Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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Israel Dagg On Mental Health Struggles: “I Hated Rugby”

Former All Black, Israel Dagg has opened up the mental health struggles that almost forced him out of the game. The 30-year-old former Crusaders player who retired from rugby last week due to a chronic knee injury claims to have entered into a severe mental health battle after missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Speaking to …

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All Blacks Suffer Another Crucial Injury Blow Ahead Of Wales Clash

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Wales head coach Warren Gatland and his stuttering charges will be breathing a sigh of relief on Sunday following the news that star All Black Reiko Ioane is set to miss New Zealand’s clash with Wales next weekend. Ioane has been the revelation of 2017, bursting onto international scene during last season’s November series and since that time scoring a …

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