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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The All Blacks

Do you think you know all there is to know about New Zealand’s All Blacks? Well, keep reading. We’ve put together ten facts, records and statistics about the world’s greatest rugby team that might just surprise you. – 10) There have been 1,153 All Blacks so far, but only 838 have been test players The latest All Black is, of …

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International Rugby: World’s Best Try Scorers XV

We all love to see lots of tries in a game of rugby, but who are the most prolific try scorers in the history of international rugby? We put together a team made up of the highest try scorers in each position. 1) Martin Scelzo (12 tries) Argentina’s Scelzo scored twelve tries throughout his career and was a part of …

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New Zealand’s Greatest XV

As part of a series of articles on the best sides from each nation, we turn our attentions next to the greatest players to have ever played for New Zealand’s revered All Blacks. Rather than simply producing a subjective team list based on one person’s opinions, we will go through several statistically-based sides to help you decide on your ultimate …

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All Blacks Name Youthful Squad Ahead Of Summer Test Series

New Zealand All Blacks Squad Announcement

Retirements and departures have forced Steve Hansen to rebuild his squad. Just as Nigel Owens blew the final whistle on the World Cup final, it was not lost on New Zealand fans that this particular All Black squad was set to break up. In one swoop, Steve Hansen would lose over 800 caps worth of experience, as Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a …

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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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International Rugby: The ‘Winners’ XV

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) The Scotland team sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Who are the players with the most wins in the history of Test rugby? We look at the fifteen men who would make up a team of winners. It’s no real surprise that a large number of All Blacks are in this side, but the dominance of Test rugby in recent years is evident through the number of recent and …

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A XV Of Rugby World Cup Greats We’ll Never See Again

The dust will settle, the longing will subside and eventually we’ll get over the fact that international rugby, played at its very best, won’t be constantly at our fingertips every week. While those who failed in England are already plotting ahead to 2019 in Japan, here is a team of players who have graced this (and previous) World Cup that …

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New Zealand Announce Team For Rugby World Cup Final

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his team to face Australia for the Rugby World Cup Final. The All-Blacks are chasing a third William Webb Ellis Trophy, and are bidding to become the first team to retain the cup. There are no changes from their semi-final victory over South Africa. Hansen has named a strong outfit, and this looks …

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Milner-Skudder Starts In Strong All Blacks Side For RWC Opener

Steve Hansen has named his side to tackle Argentina at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. With 1200 tests in the starting XV the All Blacks head into the match as firm favourites. The rapid rise of Nehe Milner-Skudder sees the star outside back take his place on the right wing, forming a lethal combination with Julian Savea and Ben Smith. Milner-Skudder …

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Five Reasons Why The All Blacks Will Win The Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks have landed in England saddled with the expectation of finally securing that elusive overseas World Cup title. In the first of a two-part series analysing the chances of the World Cup holders, Simon van Ryn provides us with five reasons why the All Blacks will retain their status as champions. 1. Motivation The All Blacks have a host of stars …

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