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Canberra Times
Michael Cheika gambles with the Wallabies packExpect the unexpected. That was the mantra that won the 2011 Rugby World Cup f
Michael Cheika gambles with the Wallabies pack
Canberra Times / Posted 4 hours ago
Expect the unexpected. That was the mantra that won the 2011 Rugby World Cup for the All Blacks, according to their coach then, Graham Henry. By naming only two hookers for the 2015 World Cup is Michael Cheika challenging this mantra? Henry's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Born To Defy - Stephen Donald: Defying opinionThe history of the All Blacks is built on defiance - right from the 1905 Origin
Born To Defy - Stephen Donald: Defying opinion
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
The history of the All Blacks is built on defiance - right from the 1905 Originals and the way they shocked their colonial 'masters' with the quality of their rugby, legendarily earning their very name on the tour. The All Black legend has maintained... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
All Blacks: Halfback Aaron Smith has penned a four-year deal to stay in New Zealand rugbyAir New Zealand has released another inflight safety video, this time the All B
All Blacks: Halfback Aaron Smith has penned a four-year deal to stay in New Zealand rugby
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Air New Zealand has released another inflight safety video, this time the All Blacks are the 'Men in Black'. ALL Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has committed to four more years with New Zealand Rugby. The world class No 9 joins a small group to commit... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
All Blacks: No 9 Aaron Smith has penned a four year deal to stay in New Zealand RugbyAir New Zealand has released another inflight safety video, this time the All B
All Blacks: No 9 Aaron Smith has penned a four year deal to stay in New Zealand Rugby
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Air New Zealand has released another inflight safety video, this time the All Blacks are the 'Men in Black'. ALL Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has committed to four more years with New Zealand Rugby. The world-class No. 9 joins a small group to... Read more
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NZCity
All Blacks halfback Smith stays until 2019The man credited with redefining the role of a halfback has committed to New Ze
All Blacks halfback Smith stays until 2019
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
The man credited with redefining the role of a halfback has committed to New Zealand rugby for four more years. World-class No.9 Aaron Smith joins a small group to commit through the 2019 World Cup, saying he has plenty more to achieve for the All... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Aaron Smith recommits to NZ Rugby until 2019Aaron Smith of the All Blacks passes the ball during The Rugby Championship mat
Aaron Smith recommits to NZ Rugby until 2019
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Aaron Smith of the All Blacks passes the ball during The Rugby Championship match between the Australia Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images. Aaron Smith has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby until the end of the 2019... Read more
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sportsmole
All Blacks ring changes for ArgentinaNew Zealand have made seven changes to their starting lineup for the World Cup
All Blacks ring changes for Argentina
sportsmole / Posted 3 days ago
New Zealand have made seven changes to their starting lineup for the World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday. Sonny Bill Williams will start on the wing, while Colin Slade begins at fly-half in place of the injured Dan... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Backs require brains more so than brawnThe All Black squad to take part in the World Cup will be named in eight days.
Backs require brains more so than brawn
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
The All Black squad to take part in the World Cup will be named in eight days. In the second part of our series, rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the midfield and inside backs. When the All Blacks won the first World Cup in 1987, the combined... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The definitive World Cup injury listAaron Cruden of the Chiefs leaves the field after damaging his knee during the
The definitive World Cup injury list
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Aaron Cruden of the Chiefs leaves the field after damaging his knee during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs. Photo / Getty Images. The rugby World Cup is still 28 days away but for some of the game's top players... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kia ora: Palmerston NorthThis small North Island city is home to more than 100 cultures, finds Elisabeth
Kia ora: Palmerston North
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
This small North Island city is home to more than 100 cultures, finds Elisabeth Easther. The level path beside Manawatu Gorge is inviting for walkers, cyclists and people with pushchairs or pushing wheelchairs. Photo / Natalie Slade Origin of name:... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Chiefs won't be relying on Sonny Bill next yearSonny Bill Williams in action for the Chiefs. Photo / Getty The Chiefs hope to
Chiefs won't be relying on Sonny Bill next year
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Sonny Bill Williams in action for the Chiefs. Photo / Getty The Chiefs hope to field Sonny Bill Williams whenever he may be available next year. The franchise is still figuring out exactly whether the star back may be free to play at various points... Read more
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iol.co.za
Will it be Pollard or Lambie?BackpagePixFile Picture: After his performance against Argentina, many people f
Will it be Pollard or Lambie?
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
BackpagePixFile Picture: After his performance against Argentina, many people feel Pat Lambie should be Heyneke Meyers first-choice flyhalf. ‘What i really like about him is he never panics ... he’s very level-headed. He was brilliant in the wet... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The All Black super subsKeven Mealamu holds the world record for most substitute appearances. Photo / G
The All Black super subs
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Keven Mealamu holds the world record for most substitute appearances. Photo / Getty The All Blacks have always benefited from having exceptional depth, with their reserve bench often consisting of world-class players able to make a strong impact on... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Charlie Faumuina knocked out at trainingAll Black and Auckland prop Charlie Faumuina. Faumuina damaged his neck in the
Charlie Faumuina knocked out at training
Otago Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
All Black and Auckland prop Charlie Faumuina. Faumuina damaged his neck in the later stages of the Super Rugby series and had surgery in June in a late bid to be fit for the World Cup. The 28-year-old had an operation to release a nerve which was... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Charlie Faumuina suffers training concussionWorld Cup hopeful Charlie Faumuina was knocked out at Auckland training today a
Charlie Faumuina suffers training concussion
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
World Cup hopeful Charlie Faumuina was knocked out at Auckland training today and his comeback has been put on hold until round three of the ITM Cup. Faumuina damaged his neck in the later stages of the Super rugby series and had surgery in June in... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to All BlacksFive things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David P
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to All Blacks
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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Herald Sun
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to All BlacksFive things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David P
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to All Blacks
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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Perth Now
Bledisloe Cup: Five things we learnedFive things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David P
Bledisloe Cup: Five things we learned
Perth Now / Posted 12 days ago
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Barrett's loss blow to Rio campaignBeauden Barrett wants to focus on the All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images Beauden
Barrett's loss blow to Rio campaign
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Beauden Barrett wants to focus on the All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images Beauden Barrett won't be going to next year's Rio Olympics. The All Blacks utility has ruled himself out of next year's New Zealand sevens team, placing more importance on... Read more
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Herald Sun
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat to the All Blacks at Eden ParkFive things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David P
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Bledisloe Cup: Five things we learnedBledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat
Bledisloe Cup: Five things we learned
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website SearchUse keywords to search content on QuestNews website Five... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat to the All Blacks at Eden ParkFive things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David P
Bledisloe Cup 2015: Five things we learned from the Wallabies’ crushing defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 13 days ago
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Five things we learned from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hoop
Five things we learned
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
from the Wallabies defeat to the All Blacks ... David Pocock and Michael Hooper must start Without the back-row scroungers Australia cannot win enough contested ball to trouble the world’s best teams. By the time they were... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Barrett rules himself out of OlympicsBeauden Barrett (L) of the All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images. Beauden Barrett w
Barrett rules himself out of Olympics
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Beauden Barrett (L) of the All Blacks. Photo / Getty Images. Beauden Barrett won't be going to next year's Rio Olympics. The All Blacks utility has ruled himself out of next year's New Zealand sevens team, placing more importance on retaining his... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Fond farewells to New Zealand soil for six of the bestSix All Black greats will play a home test for the last time tonight. Rugby wri
Fond farewells to New Zealand soil for six of the best
Otago Daily Times / Posted 13 days ago
Six All Black greats will play a home test for the last time tonight. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the half dozen and their skills and talents. CONRAD SMITH Try to think of the last time Conrad Smith had a bad game. It just never happens. He... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Auditions under pressureQuade Cooper during the Australian Captains run at Eden Park. Photo / Greg Bowk
Auditions under pressure
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Quade Cooper during the Australian Captains run at Eden Park. Photo / Greg Bowker This five-eighths puzzle of Daniel Carter and Quade Cooper is fascinating. In many areas it is being painted as the Prince against the Ogre, the hometown hero against... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Last chance for ABs to impress before World CupODT Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire looks at the All Blacks' potential World
Last chance for ABs to impress before World Cup
Otago Daily Times / Posted 14 days ago
ODT Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire looks at the All Blacks' potential World Cup squad make-up and who is in need of a big performance ahead of their final hit-out - against Australia tomorrow night - before the tournament. Outside backs If we... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Midweek Fixture: The problem with our ageing gladiatorsThis is how I remember 1991 (and there may be inaccuracies because in the inter
Midweek Fixture: The problem with our ageing gladiators
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
This is how I remember 1991 (and there may be inaccuracies because in the intervening years I have declared war on my brain cells on more than one occasion). All Black coach Alex Wyllie took a brilliant 1987 team and tried to stretch it to 1991. He... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kick 'conversion chargers' out of rugbySome rules are made to be broken. Others are made to be kicked out. Dan Carter
Kick 'conversion chargers' out of rugby
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Some rules are made to be broken. Others are made to be kicked out. Dan Carter was cleverly targeted by Australia in an unusual way in Sydney, when speedy Wallabies aggressively charged at his sideline conversion attempts. Good on the Aussies for... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Midweek Fixture: The problem with our ageing gladiatorsThis is how I remember 1991 (and there may be inaccuracies because in the inter
Midweek Fixture: The problem with our ageing gladiators
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
This is how I remember 1991 (and there may be inaccuracies because in the intervening years I have declared war on my brain cells on more than one occasion). All Black coach Alex Wyllie took a brilliant 1987 team and tried to stretch it to 1991. He... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kick 'conversion chargers' out of rugbySome rules are made to be broken. Others are made to be kicked out. Dan Carter
Kick 'conversion chargers' out of rugby
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Some rules are made to be broken. Others are made to be kicked out. Dan Carter was cleverly targeted by Australia in an unusual way in Sydney, when speedy Wallabies aggressively charged at his sideline conversion attempts. Good on the Aussies for... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The winning move we nearly abandonedIn the last of three extracts from his autobiography, All Blacks star Jerome Ka
The winning move we nearly abandoned
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 27 days ago
In the last of three extracts from his autobiography, All Blacks star Jerome Kaino gives an insider's perspective on the epic 2011 Rugby World Cup final - including why the team almost didn't bother with the signature lineout play which set them on... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Jerome Kaino: The winning move we nearly abandonedIn the last of three extracts from his autobiography, All Blacks star Jerome Ka
Jerome Kaino: The winning move we nearly abandoned
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 27 days ago
In the last of three extracts from his autobiography, All Blacks star Jerome Kaino gives an insider's perspective on the epic 2011 Rugby World Cup final - including why the team almost didn't bother with the signature lineout play which set them on... Read more
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iafrica.com
SANZAR appeal Hooper's banWallaby flank Michael Hooper takes the ball up against the All Blacks. Getty Im
SANZAR appeal Hooper's ban
iafrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Wallaby flank Michael Hooper takes the ball up against the All Blacks. Getty Images SANZAR has launched an appeal against the sanction that was given to Australian flank Michael Hooper. Hooper appeared before a SANZAR judicial hearing this week,... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?Had he done enough in the 27-20 victory over the Springboks to include selectio
Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?
Otago Daily Times / Posted 28 days ago
Had he done enough in the 27-20 victory over the Springboks to include selection for the All Blacks' 31-player World Cup squad which will be named in Wellington on August 30? After his performance against the second-best team in the world at one of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?Lima Sopoaga of New Zealand. Photo / Getty Images. As Lima Sopoaga celebrated
Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Lima Sopoaga of New Zealand. Photo / Getty Images. As Lima Sopoaga celebrated his excellent All Blacks debut at Ellis Park with a favourite milkshake, he might have allowed his thoughts to wander to a Rugby World Cup tournament in England and... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Winners and losers from the opening two rounds of The Rugby ChampionshipIN the world of sport the difference between ecstasy and despair can be a blade
Winners and losers from the opening two rounds of The Rugby Championship
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
IN the world of sport the difference between ecstasy and despair can be a blade of grass. And so it has been for the Springboks this season, with their opening two matches in The Rugby Championship decided by controversial TMO try decisions that... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Analysing the goalkicking stats of the Wallabies’ five top optionsBERNARD Foley’s erratic goalkicking display against Argentina has raised fresh
Analysing the goalkicking stats of the Wallabies’ five top options
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 30 days ago
BERNARD Foley’s erratic goalkicking display against Argentina has raised fresh questions about whether the Wallabies have a player capable of booting them to World Cup glory in October. The Waratahs five-eighth went 5/9 from the tee in Mendoza but... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Four places still up for grabs in World Cup sideJane at most risk of missing out among established All Blacks. It was a boost
Four places still up for grabs in World Cup side
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 30 days ago
Jane at most risk of missing out among established All Blacks. It was a boost to see Lima Sopoaga carry his Super 15 form through into his fine test debut and those specialist talents are gold if required. Photo / Getty Images Forget the ifs and... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Best bets for World Cup squadBen Smith, a stone-cold pick for the All Blacks' World Cup squad. Right here,
Best bets for World Cup squad
Otago Daily Times / Posted 30 days ago
Ben Smith, a stone-cold pick for the All Blacks' World Cup squad. Right here, right now - who are the 31 players the All Blacks will pick for the World Cup and who are those 14 backs and 17 forwards? Remember there will be three hookers, three... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
World Cup spot for Sopoaga?Lima Sopoaga celebrates winning the Super Rugby final earlier this month. Photo
World Cup spot for Sopoaga?
Otago Daily Times / Posted 1 months ago
Lima Sopoaga celebrates winning the Super Rugby final earlier this month. Photo by Craig Baxter. Lima Sopoaga is having a heck of a year. The Highlanders first five eighth made an excellent test debut yesterday as he helped the All Blacks beat the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sopoaga's selection at No10 is seismic shockLima Sopoaga's elevation to debut tomorrow against the Boks is the greatest All
Sopoaga's selection at No10 is seismic shock
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Lima Sopoaga's elevation to debut tomorrow against the Boks is the greatest All Black shock since the start of professional rugby. Especially in such an influential role as first five-eighths. A start from the bench was always likely but the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sopoaga's selection at No10 is seismic shockLima Sopoaga during a New Zealand All Blacks training session. Photo / Getty Im
Sopoaga's selection at No10 is seismic shock
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Lima Sopoaga during a New Zealand All Blacks training session. Photo / Getty Images Lima Sopoaga's elevation to debut tomorrow against the Boks is the greatest All Black shock since the start of professional rugby. Especially in such an influential... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Legends confident All Blacks can win the Rugby World CupBetween them, they played major roles in delivering some of the most special mo
Legends confident All Blacks can win the Rugby World Cup
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 1 months ago
Between them, they played major roles in delivering some of the most special moments in All Blacks history and all four are hopeful the class of 2015 will create more history. Jonah Lomu, Sir Brian Lochore, Sir Graham Henry and Stephen Donald... Read more

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