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Top All Black Hooker Dane Coles Now Highly Unlikely To Face Lions

The All Blacks seem to have lost the services of one of their key players: first choice hooker Dane Coles. Wellington Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree gave the media an update on Coles’ condition and the news was not good. Plumtree reported that Coles was still not free of the concussion symptoms which have sidelined him since March 18. Plumtree …

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Five International Players Whose Form Deserves More Scrutiny

We saw it with a certain well-groomed No. 7 from Manchester United. The media develop a crush on a particularly charismatic player and a tornado-like hype machine develops, which spins the player’s performances beyond all realms of reality or perspective. So let’s lift the rose-tinted glasses and examine which five international players’ performances aren’t quite living up to the gushing …

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Relegation Threatened Bristol Line Up Incredible Moves For Two Further All Blacks [Report]

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: TJ Perenara of New Zealand passes during the international rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) All Blacks

After confirming the capture of Steven Luatua earlier this week, Bristol are now looking to bring two further All Blacks to the Ashton Gate next season. According to the Bristol Post, the relegation-threatened club are lining up moves for Ryan Crotty and TJ Perenara, regardless of whether or not Bristol find themselves playing in either the Premiership or Championship next season. While …

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How Good Is The All Blacks’ Depth? Ranking The Top Three Players In Every Position

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Whitelock of the All Blacks dives over to score a try during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Following Paul Wassell’s article on England’s unprecedented (that’s how you spell it, Donald) squad depth, we take a look at the only team in the way of Eddie Jones’ marauding men: the All Blacks. How does their player depth measure up heading into 2017? _______ Loosehead Props 1. Joe Moody 2. Wyatt Crockett 3. Ofa Tu’ungafasi Bubbling under: Daniel Lienert-Brown, …

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Five Reasons To Get Excited About The 2017 All Blacks Season

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 25: Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks passes during the New Zealand All Blacks captains run at the Suresnois Rugby Club on November 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Lions hit All Black shores in June next year and will be the obvious highlight of the 2017 season. But while the build-up to the Lions tour will rise to fever pitch, we’re already feeling a few tingles of anticipation about other All Black developments in 2017. Here are the five biggest reasons to look forward to a bumper …

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Changes Aplenty For New Zealand Ahead of France Clash

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: TJ Perenara of New Zealand passes during the international rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) All Blacks

New Zealand have announced their side for their clash with France this Saturday. The No. 1 ranked team in the world make five changes to their starting XV from their victory over Ireland last weekend. New Zealand welcome back Jerome Kaino to blindside flanker in place of Liam Squire while the injured Sam Cane is absent and replaced by Matt Todd. The backs …

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Three Things Steve Hansen’s Selection Tells Us About New Zealand’s Game Plan

New Zealand All Blacks Media Access

The All Blacks will be looking to avenge their defeat in Chicago. Immediately after the referee blew the final whistle on Ireland’s historic 40-29 win over the All Blacks in Chicago, Steve Hansen’s thoughts must have immediately turned to the much anticipated re-math in Dublin this weekend. The All Black coach would have been fuming at his side’s indiscipline, and …

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Winners And Losers From Ireland v New Zealand

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

It kind of goes without saying that Ireland are the massive winners from their drought-breaking 40-29 victory over New Zealand in Chicago on Saturday. Ireland ran in five tries to four to break a 111 year drought that saw Joe Schmidt’s side snap a 22 game losing streak against New Zealand. Ireland were magnificent in front of a sold out Soldier …

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Ireland vs The All Blacks Player Ratings From A Kiwi’s Perspective

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

All the ghosts of previous heartbreaking losses were put to rest as Ireland finally broke a 111 year winless drought in Chicago with a relentless flood of green aggression and skill. So who were the heroes in the momentous 40-29 win? 8.5  Rob Kearney (15)  Brave in the air and defense, made some telling insertions into the backline, beating four …

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Rugby Championship Team Of The Season

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand runs the ball during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The All Black stats for the Rugby Championship don’t lie: six bonus point wins, 38 tries scored and just five conceded, with an average scoreline of 44-14. The All Blacks are on a 17-win world record-equalling streak and sit at the highest total (96.57) in IRB history. From these incredible statistics, you’d expect a complete blackwash of a Rugby Championship …

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