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Mo’unga Hails Impact Of Ronan O’Gara Despite Accent Barrier

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New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo’unga has praised the role former coach Ronan O’Gara played in his development during the Cork man’s time with the Crusaders.  O’Gara spent two seasons as backs coach with the New Zealand side, prior to his move to Top 14 side La Rochelle, and had a pivotal role in the side securing back-to-back Super Rugby titles. …

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‘Instinct’ Tells All Blacks It’s Mo’unga’s Time

Instinct told coach Steve Hansen the time was right to put Richie Mo’unga in the driver’s seat as the All Blacks brace for a powerful forward battle against Argentina in Nelson on Saturday. The All Blacks were giving nothing away on Thursday about how they will meet the challenge — either confronting Argentina head on or moving their pack to …

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Watch: Richie Mo’unga Embarrassed About Three Stormers Defenders With Sublime Step

It was the Richie Mo’unga show in Christchurch this morning as the Crusaders ran out 45-28 winners over the Stormers.  Mo’unga was central to everything that was good about the defending champions’ performance as they further established their favourite’s tag for this year’s competition with a seven-try rout. Mo’unga kicked five conversions in addition to going over for his own …

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Steve Hansen Looking To Future As Richie Mo’unga Named In All Blacks Squad

Steve Hansen has named his 32-man squad which looks to complete a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep over Micael Cheika’s Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday. With the Wallabies putting the All Blacks to the pin of their collar in Dunedin during the Rugby Championship, many are expecting another close affair between these two sides, especially with the Wallabies …

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Watch: Crusaders Nil The Highlanders To Secure Semi-Final Place

The second quarter-final of the 2016/17 Super Rugby season saw the Crusaders host the Highlanders for a place in the semi-finals. After an almost perfect regular season, the Crusaders were considered favourites before kick-off to go on and win the match. However, a Highlanders side which boasts the likes of Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Aaron Squire and Toulon’s …

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Which New Zealand Super 18 Backline Will Be The Strongest In 2017?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Nehe Milner-Skudder of the Hurricanes is tackled during the round one Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes at GIO Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The five New Zealand Super 18 franchises have just named their squads and some contrasting and truly terrifying looking backlines will take the field in the 2017 season. In backlines brimming with speed, power and skill, the question is: which one is shaping up as the most dangerous? We take a look at the most likely starting options for each …

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