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Beauden Barrett Calls For Continuity In Head Coach Decision

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Beauden Barrett has appeared to throw his support behind Ian Foster to succeed Steve Hansen as the New Zealand head coach.  Hansen stepped down from the role following the All Blacks’ 40-17 victory over Wales in the Rugby World Cup Bronze Final after eight years in charge. Barrett was speaking to media as the side arrived back in New Zealand …

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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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Schmidt: Ireland Have Lost Element Of Surprise Against All Blacks

Joe Schmidt Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt believes New Zealand will be “well aware” of how his side play when the teams meet in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Steve Hansen will be well accustomed to Ireland’s current style of play having faced off against Schmidt’s side on three occasions since 2016, losing twice, in Chicago in 2016 and last …

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“It’s Pretty Obvious” – Hansen Accuses Springboks Of Pressurising Referee

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New Zealand head coach Steven Hansen has accused his South African counterpart Rassie Erasmus of trying to influence referee Jerome Garces ahead of their titanic World Cup battle this weekend.  During a press conference on Wednesday, Erasmus commented that the era in which the All-Blacks benefit from marginal calls because they are the best in the world has ended. The …

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Owen Franks Left Out As Hansen Names All Blacks World Cup Squad

All Blacks World Cup Squad

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Hansen has left out some big names including 108-Test veteran Owen Franks while Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire were other high-profile players not to make the cut. Laumape’s exclusion has paved the way for Ryan Crotty’s inclusion. All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen …

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Steve Hansen Rings The Changes For All Blacks Showdown With Wallabies

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made a number of changes to the team for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia.  In total, Hansen has made five changes which sees some highly experienced players cut from the starting XV. Upfront, the 108 times capped Owen Franks loses his place at tighthead to Nepo Laulala while Patrick Tuipulotu comes in …

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Hansen Names Very Powerful All Blacks Side For Wallabies Showdown

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named a side which looks close to his strongest XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Perth.  In total, Hansen has made six changes to the side which drew 16-16 with the Springboks in Wellington two weeks ago. Up front, Dane Coles replaces Codie Taylor at hooker and Scott Barrett comes …

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Four Contenders To Replace Hansen As All Blacks Coach

New Zealand rugby has no shortage of coaching talent and the announcement from Steve Hansen that he will step down as All Blacks mentor after next year’s Rugby World Cup will spark intense competition for the coveted role. We look at four New Zealanders who could potentially become the new All Blacks coach: _____ 1. Ian Foster If New Zealand …

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Steven Hansen To Step Down As All Blacks Boss After World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced Friday that he will retire after next year’s World Cup in Japan, saying the world champions needed some “fresh thinking”. “I think it’s right for the team to have someone new after the World Cup, some fresh eyes, some fresh thinking,” he told reporters. Hansen took over in late 2011 after working as Graham …

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