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Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika Injured By Exploding Dumpling

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Michael Cheika watches on during the Australian Wallabies Captain's Run at GIO Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika’s nose was the victim of an exploding dumpling in Canberra on the eve of the Test match against Argentina.   Cheika’s nose suffered the attack when attempting to quaff a plateful of dumplings at the CBD Dumpling House. Reviews for the restaurant mention the delicious dumplings, fast service and the complaints are mainly about the …

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Video: Five Internet Sensations Who Are Destined For Greatness

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Damian Willemse of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Sunwolves at DHL Newlands on July 08, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

Nowadays every schoolboy rugby player seems to have a tribute video before they’ve even had a sniff at a professional contract.    But, every now and then you come across a genuine freak of nature who oozes class. We’ve picked out some of the most exciting talents based on their highlights videos and performances here. _________ 5. Damian Willemse Willemse …

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All Blacks Vs Springboks: The Three Key Players For Each Side

The All Blacks and Springboks will continue their great rivalry on Saturday at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.   This will be the first time these two teams have played at this ground. With a large South African community on the North Shore, the crowd will be a good mix of All Black and Springbok fans. Here are some …

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Watch: Brilliant Beauden Barrett Cross-Kick Montage Will Have Lions Worried

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes kicks during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Warning: the following video may be disturbing for optimistic Lions fans. If his scintillating running, passing and chip kicks weren’t enough, this year Beauden Barrett has unveiled his latest piece of attacking weaponry: the pinpoint, laser-guided cross-kick. As the video below shows, Barrett has learnt how to do the low cross-kick pioneered by Dan Carter, and actually taken it to …

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Watch: Top Five Tries Scored During The Month Of April

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Stade de Gerland, Lyon 23/4/2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Garry Ringrose runs in a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

After 30 days of some scintillating rugby in both the southern and northern hemispheres, here’s a list of the top five tries for the month of April. Following on from Sky Sports New Zealand show Post-Match’s look back at the history of Super Rugby and the top five individual tries ever scored in the competition. I have decided to compile a video of the best …

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Springboks Analysis: Would An Overseas XV Beat A Domestic XV?

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: Francois Louw of South Africa during the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Growthpoint Kings Park on October 08, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Former Springbok coach Jake White questioned South Africa’s policy on picking overseas players in a recent column for All Out Rugby. The South African Rugby Union recently introduced a new policy on overseas players, that would not allow those with under 30 caps to be picked for the Springboks, outside of a World Cup year. In his column, White stated: “Whenever …

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Can All Blacks Coach Hansen Afford To Ignore Hurricanes’ Aso And Laumape?

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Vince Aso of the Hurricanes makes a break past Joe Powell of the Brumbies during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Another week, another Hurricanes masterclass. The most lethal backline in world rugby rolled on, putting on 42 unanswered points in the second half to annihilate the Australian conference leaders the Brumbies 56-21. While Beauden Barrett’s red hot form again dominated the headlines, the drumbeat is growing louder to include the two men outside him in the All Black squad: Ngani …

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Where Does Drew Mitchell Rank Among The Great Wallaby Wings?

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies attempts to break away from the defence during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South Africa Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Drew Mitchell called time on his playing days via Twitter on Monday, bringing to a close a long and very successful career in which he earned 71 caps for the Wallabies. So, how high does Mitchell rate in the ranks of the greatest wings to wear the green and gold jersey since the 1980s? _________ 5. Lote Tuqiri Tuqiri, alongside Israel …

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A New Zealand Backline To Tear Open The Lions

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand in action during the International Friendly between Ireland and New Zealand at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With Lions fever gripping England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales ahead of the team announcement later this month, Aled Price takes a look at New Zealand’s strongest backline and just the damage it could do to Warren Gatland’s Lions. Starting with Aaron Smith, here are the All Blacks who could really tear the tourists open. _________ 9. Aaron Smith The diminutive scrum …

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The Power XV: Picking The Strongest Team In World Rugby

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Who’s the strongest of them all? Having assembled a Speed XV and a Flair XV, we wonder if a Power XV would trample over both these teams. In a world of blockbusting, gym-honed gladiators, who would make the most physically powerful XV in their respective positions? And which XV out of the three sides would come out on top overall? …

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