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Four All Black Stars Yet To Commit Future To New Zealand

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 25: Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read during the New Zealand All Blacks training session at Westpac Stadium on August 25, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Four of the All Blacks’ top class players have yet to be tied down by New Zealand beyond the end of this season, as reported by the NZ Herald. The eagerness of New Zealand rugby authorities to sign them will only have been exacerbated by the news on Tuesday that Aaron Cruden has chosen to depart New Zealand for Montpellier. Despite not necessarily being …

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EXCLUSIVE – All Blacks’ Steven Bates: ‘Rugby In Japan Has Huge Potential, But It’s Being Held Back’

When two times All Black Steven Bates took the decision to leave his home country and move to pastures new in Japan in 2008, he entered into a rugby environment that had some stark differences. Having spent his entire career in Auckland and Waikato, winning 57 caps for the Chiefs in the process, Japan was something else in comparison. “In …

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Opinion: Why Jamie George Should Be England’s First Choice Hooker

You might not realise it, but England’s most difficult positional decision lies at hooker. Jamie George is a talented all-round hooker with a very bright future, but his potential selection ahead of captain Dylan Hartley could have significant ramifications for the Red Rose as a whole. It’s hard to deny the impact that previously troubled Northampton Saints man Hartley has …

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Exclusive – Scotland’s Stuart McInally and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne: ‘We’re Looking To Get One Back On Australia’

Scotland hooker Stuart McInally and scrum-half Sam Hildago-Clyne spoke to us about their thoughts on the summer tour to Japan, promoting rugby at grassroots level, the upcoming November Tests and Scotland’s progress made under head coach Vern Cotter. The two players had spent the day at Glenrothes RFC to help out young players from all ages and offer them some …

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Ireland: Joe Schmidt Approach Confirmed By Super Rugby Side’s CEO

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 01: Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Super Rugby side the Highlanders have just confirmed Ireland rugby fans’ worst fears. The Otaga-based Super Rugby side has officially confirmed that they have actively sought out Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, with a view to him succeeding current boss Tony Brown once the latter’s contract extension expires in 2017. This follows yesterday’s Pundit Arena exclusive that Schmidt is to announce …

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