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Bledisloe Cup Promo Sure To Add Fuel To Australian Fire

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Australia and New Zealand are set to lock horns this weekend and write yet another chapter in the history of the Bledisloe Cup. The competition consists of an annual three-match series involving the two rugby heavyweights with two of their Rugby Championship clashes counting towards the final result. The pair go head to head in Perth this weekend and the …

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David Pocock Will “Kill It” When He’s Back – Michael Hooper

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is confident that David Pocock will show his best form for Australia once he makes his return from injury.  Inspirational flanker Pocock has been out of action for six months due to a troubling calf injury but he was named in Michael Cheika’s extended squad for this weekend’s clash with the All Blacks in Perth. This …

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Mo’unga Named At 10 For The All Blacks, Barrett Moved To 15

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The All Blacks have named Crusaders’ out-half, Richie Mo’unga, to start against the Springboks for Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter.  The decision means that two-time World Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett, will make the switch to full-back for this weekend’s South Africa test. New Zealand scraped over the line in last week’s opening round match with Argentina on a scoreline …

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Former Ulster Out-Half Named In Wallabies Side For First Time Since 2016

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Ex-Ulster player, Christian Lealiifano, has been named in the Wallabies side for the first time since 2016. Lealiifano’s last appearance for Australia came in the 2016 Rugby Championships, however, he was diagnosed with leukaemia weeks later which forced him into an extended break from rugby. Amazingly, Lealiifano returned to Super Rugby action with the Brumbies just 11 months after being …

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World Rugby Backs Proposed Drastic Changes To Test Calendar

World Rugby has backed a proposal to dramatically revamp the Test calendar and introduce a “league of nations” competition featuring the sport’s top 12 national teams, it was reported Wednesday. World Rugby boss Brett Gosper said the governing body supported the plan, which is aimed at boosting revenues generated by the international game, provided it passed a feasibility study. “It just …

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New Zealand Snatch Dramatic Win Over Boks In Championship Thriller

New Zealand twice came from 17 points behind to grab a last-gasp 32-30 win over South Africa in Pretoria Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round thriller. Ardie Savea scored a pushover try in the 79th minute to level the scores and another replacement, Richie Mo’unga, slotted a simple conversion for a dramatic triumph. After turning over level at 6-6, South …

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All Blacks Want To ‘Right A Wrong’ Against South Africa

New Zealand want to “right a wrong” when they confront arch-rivals South Africa Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round ‘dead rubber’ in Pretoria.  The All Blacks suffered a stunning defeat by the Springboks in Wellington last month and scrum-half TJ Perenara says it is time to set the record straight. “Once we celebrated clinching the title in Argentina last weekend …

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South Africa Scrape Win Over Struggling Australia

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South Africa withstood fierce second-half pressure from struggling Australia to win 23-12 Saturday in a tense, scrappy Rugby Championship fifth-round match in Port Elizabeth. Victory for the Springboks, who led 20-12 at half-time, moved them within two points of leaders New Zealand, who play Argentina in Buenos later Saturday. But it was a disappointing showing from South Africa after a …

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Springboks Desperate To Build On NZ Win In Tough Wallabies Test

South Africa want to beat Australia for only the second time in seven Tests Saturday and avoid being labelled one-match wonders after a stunning triumph over New Zealand. A seesaw season for the Springboks under new coach Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus has brought four wins and four losses with a thrilling 36-34 victory in Wellington this month the highlight. Before inflicting …

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Crotty: Wounded All Blacks Out For Revenge Against Argentina

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has warned Argentina the world champions are still hurting after a rare Test defeat and want to make amends against the Pumas this Saturday. The New Zealanders succumbed to unfancied South Africa 36-34 in Wellington on September 15 in their first Rugby Championship defeat for three years. Crotty said the result did not sit well …

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Springboks Recall Koch, Include Uncapped Nel For Tests

South Africa recalled prop Vincent Koch and included uncapped centre Ruhan Nel Sunday in a 30-man squad for home Rugby Championship Tests against Australia and New Zealand. Tighthead Koch, 28, plays for English Premiership club Saracens and won the last of nine Springbok caps in 2015. Nel, 27, has starred for Western Province in the Currie Cup and while his …

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Kieran Read To Miss Rugby Championship Clash With Argentina

Captain, Kieran Read will miss the All Blacks’ upcoming Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, coach Steve Hansen said Friday. Read, who had a back operation late last year and only returned to Test rugby in August, was omitted from the 32-man squad to travel to Buenos Aires for the September 29 fixture. He will rejoin the team for the match …

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Watch: Despondent All-Blacks Dressing Room React To SA Defeat

On Saturday, South Africa pulled off a huge upset defeating New Zealand by 36-34 in the Rugby Championship in Wellington, their first away victory over the All-Blacks since 2009. The test match was a fascinating affair which saw the Springboks rise to the occasion and hold off a New Zealand team who had been unbeaten in their previous four games …

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Watch: Wallaby Fan Confronts Players After Shock Loss To Argentina

The Wallabies’ shock four-point loss to Argentina has been marred by an ugly sideline confrontation between an angry supporter and Australian flanker Lukhan Tui. The Pumas scored their first win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1983 on Saturday, fighting off a spirited second-half comeback to finish 23-19. It was the Australians’ fifth loss in their past six tests, …

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Springboks Shock New Zealand With Wellington Win For The Ages

South Africa have defeated New Zealand by 36-34 in a classic test match to secure their first victory away from home against the All-Blacks since 2009. Rassie Erasmus’s men were going into this one as the heavy underdogs having been defeated by Australia in Brisbane in their last Rugby Championship game, but the Springboks were good value for their famous …

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