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Beauden Barrett Calls For Continuity In Head Coach Decision


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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Emotional Springbok Captain Kolisi Delivers Incredible On-Field Speech


South Africa captain Siya Kolisi spoke passionately after his side were crowned world champions about the impact the win would have in the country.  Rassie Erasmus’ side recorded a 32-12 win over England following a phenomenal performance, backboned by their dominance at the set-piece. Makazole Mapimpi became the first man to score a try for South Africa in a World …

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Erasmus To Step Down From Head Coach Role Following World Cup

Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that he will step down from his role as South Africa head coach following the World Cup final on Saturday. However, the 47-year-old will remain as the country’s Director of Rugby with current defence coach Jacques Nienaber likely to take over as head coach. It was thought that Erasmus would stay in the role for the …

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“They Earn A Shit-Load Of Money, So They Can Pay The Fines”

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles isn’t too concerned about the fine England received following their V-shaped formation when facing the All Blacks haka but admitted that he and his teammates found the response “awesome.” England were fined and reprimanded for the response which saw them breach World Rugby’s rule which states that an opposition team cannot cross the half-way line …

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

All Blacks

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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Vahaamahina Announces Retirement Following World Cup Dismissal


France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has announced his retirement from international rugby duty one day after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Wales in the quarter-final.  The 28-year-old was sent off during the dramatic 20-19 loss following an elbow on Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright.  Vahaamahina maintains that he always intended on retiring following the conclusion of France’s …

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“We’ll Put Our Arm Around Them But We’ll Slag Them As Well”


The best way for the Ireland players to recover from their haunting World Cup loss to New Zealand is to hit the ground running with their provinces, according to Munster prop James Cronin.  The southern province had a 12-man contingent included in Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad with Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Keith Earls all starting against …

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Mo’unga Hails Impact Of Ronan O’Gara Despite Accent Barrier


New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo’unga has praised the role former coach Ronan O’Gara played in his development during the Cork man’s time with the Crusaders.  O’Gara spent two seasons as backs coach with the New Zealand side, prior to his move to Top 14 side La Rochelle, and had a pivotal role in the side securing back-to-back Super Rugby titles. …

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