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Australia And New Zealand Name Sides For Second Bledisloe Cup Clash

Australia v New Zealand

The Wallabies will be looking to restore some pride this weekend. As was widely reported yesterday, Michael Cheika has selected Quade Cooper to start against the All Blacks after the Wallabies were thumped 42-8 last weekend. Although many anticipated Cooper staring at inside centre, he has been handed the number 10 jersey with Bernard Foley playing alongside at 12. Nevertheless, …

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Opinion: New Zealand’s Dominance Over Australia Puts England’s Series Win In Perspective

Even though Eddie Jones’ England impressed the global rugby community with a comprehensive 3-0 series victory over the Wallabies, New Zealand’s search for perfection in both and attack and defence against Australia in Sydney shows no one in the world comes close to them. For those Red Rose supporters getting a little carried away after their side won a trio of …

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All Blacks Break 113 Year Record During 42-8 Win Over Australia

Australia v New Zealand

The All Blacks dominated Australia in Sydney. New Zealand sent out a strong warning to the rest of the rugby world today after their massive 42-8 win over the Wallabies. Despite losing Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith after the World Cup, there is little evidence to suggest that the All Blacks will be too troubled by …

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No New Caps For The All Blacks As Hansen Confirms His Starting XV

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has opted against handing out any new debuts in naming his team for Saturday’s first Test against Wales.  In their first Test since winning last year’s World Cup, the All Blacks coach has made six changes in all to the team that started the final. There are no new caps, with Aaron Cruden beating off the …

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Five Positions Up For Grabs Ahead Of The All Black Squad Announcement

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Steve Hansen will name his New Zealand squad tomorrow. Soon after the All Blacks had finished celebrating their third World Cup triumph, New Zealand’s management team began to finalise their succession plan to fill the holes left by Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith. Not only had some of their star names left the international stage, but a …

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The Top Five Contenders For The All Blacks Number 13 Jersey

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 24: Ryan Crotty of Canterbury runs away to score a try during the ITM Cup Premiership Final between Canterbury and Auckland at AMI Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

The Super Rugby season is fast approaching and with it will come some huge opportunities for a host of players, and one interesting subplot of the coming season is the All Blacks midfield. The centre positions are now up for grabs after what seems like an eternity of the Ma’a Nonu-Conrad Smith combination (we’re not complaining about that partnership’s longevity by …

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Confirmed: Ireland To Play New Zealand Twice In November

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

Ireland and New Zealand will battle it out twice this coming November. Although it has been suggested for some time, World Rugby this morning announced that they have given the green light for the proposed clash between Ireland and New Zealand in Chicago. The game will take place in the city’s historic Soldier Field Stadium on November 5, one day …

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