Posts Tagged ‘ All Blacks ’

All Black dream fading

April 22, 2014
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“The Pacific Islands - The All Blacks have sucked them dry for years, giving virtually nothing back.”
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Springboks name unchanged squad

September 11, 2013
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Springboks name unchanged squad

South Africa will field the same starting 15 and the same bench as they did for their 38-12 humbling of Australia in Brisbane last weekend. Date September 11, 2013 – 2:02PM Zane Kirchner is upended by Israel Folau in Brisbane. Photo: Getty Images Coach Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks will need to go up a...
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McCaw becoming too big for the game?

April 15, 2013
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It has been my view since December last year that the NZ Rugby Union are making the same mistakes the Boks did in 2009. Chris Rattue in NZ seems to agree.
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Springbok schedule for 2013

January 9, 2013
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The Springboks will end off a busy international season with a tour to Scotland, Wales and France in Europe in November this year, while the venues for the first two Springbok Tests of 2013 have been reversed to avoid an event clash.
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship, Incoming Tours, Outgoing tours, Springboks | 5 Comments »

All Blacks looking ‘old and weary’

December 3, 2012
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New Zealand rugby pundits on Monday blamed tiredness at the end of a long season for the All Blacks’ shock loss to England, also suggesting over-confidence contributed to the defeat.
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Posted in Other Tournaments, Other Unions / Teams | 12 Comments »

Always the victim, never the perpetrator: All Blacks must own their acts of violence

November 28, 2012
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Always the victim, never the perpetrator: All Blacks must own their acts of violence

Silence. For two days the world waited for Andrew Hore, Steve Hansen, Richie McCaw, Steve Tew or even the bloke who carries the bags to apologise for the All Black hooker’s unprovoked assault on Bradley Davies. November 28, 2012 – 12:55PM Mark Reason OPINION New video angle of Hore assault Instead, New Zealand rugby...
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‘AB’s are not thugs’ – Hansen

November 26, 2012
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All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen says his players are not thugs and claims they would not intentionally injure an opponent.
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Higginbotham gets 2-match ban

October 22, 2012
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Qantas Wallabies forward, Scott Higginbotham, has this evening accepted a two week suspension on both counts after pleading guilty to two counts of striking All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, with the knee and the head.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Discliplinary actions | 6 Comments »

Australia 18, All Blacks 18

October 20, 2012
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Rugby365 said Australia needs the perfect game… I reckon they need a miracle as the All Blacks march to the most consecutive test wins record.
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Posted in Bledisloe Cup, Other Unions / Teams | 4 Comments »

Desperate Aussies call on experience

October 16, 2012
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Seasoned Wallabies Adam Ashley-Cooper and Wycliff Palu will return to the injury-depleted Australian side for this weekend’s Test against New Zealand in a boost to under-fire coach Robbie Deans.
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Ons identiteitskrisis

October 7, 2012
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Ons identiteitskrisis

Ek kan vandag maklik skryf oor hoe bekakkenswaardig die Springbokke in Nasrec was teen die All Blacks gistermiddag, maar dit sal te maklik wees.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 47 Comments »

Springboks 16 v All Blacks 32

October 6, 2012
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It is one of our most treasured rivalries, the Springboks v. All Blacks and it is being played in a stadium worthy of the occasion, Soccer City.
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship | 45 Comments »

Gear in for All Blacks

October 4, 2012
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The All Blacks team to play South Africa in the Investec Rugby Championship match at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on Saturday 6 October has been named.
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Boks unchanged for All Blacks

October 3, 2012
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named the same starting line-up that beat Australia last weekend for Saturday’s Test in The Castle Rugby Championship against New Zealand at Soccer City in Soweto.
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Coenie cleared to play

October 2, 2012
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Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has been cleared to play after an examination by a neurosurgeon in Durban on Tuesday.
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship, Springboks | 3 Comments »

Argentina 15, All Blacks 54

September 29, 2012
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Argentina 15, All Blacks 54

It is highly unlikely, but can Argentina cause one of the biggest upsets in rugby history by beating the All Blacks in their debut season of the Rugby Championship?
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Carter travels with All Bllacks

September 20, 2012
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Carter travels with All Bllacks

The 28-strong All Blacks squad for the team’s next two away matches in the Rugby Championship against Argentina and South Africa has been named.
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All Blacks 21, Springboks 11

September 15, 2012
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All Blacks 21, Springboks 11

The Boks and Heyneke Meyer are under immense pressure. No-one is giving them a hope in hell to upset the World Champion All Blacks in Dunedin – do you believe in miracles?
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship, Springboks | 20 Comments »

Weepu starts for All Blacks

September 12, 2012
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The squad features an interchange of several starting XV and bench roles from last week. In the forwards, hooker Andrew Hore gets a start in the number two jersey with Keven Mealamu on the bench; Samuel Whitelock swaps with Brodie Retallick and Liam Messam starts ahead of Victor Vito.
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No Carter for AB’s

September 6, 2012
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No Carter for AB’s

Ace flyhalf Dan Carter has pulled out of the All Blacks side for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against Argentina, forcing a sixth New Zealand change for the expected physical showdown.
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All Blacks team named

August 22, 2012
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All Blacks team named

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had at least three reasons to make just the one change to his team to take on the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday night and try to seal the Bledisloe Cup for another year.
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Read back for Blacks, as is SBW

August 15, 2012
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Read back for Blacks, as is SBW

The All Blacks team to play Australia in the opening Investec Rugby Championship match at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday 18 August has been named.
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Conrad Smith out for 6 weeks

July 25, 2012
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Conrad Smith out for 6 weeks

The All Blacks’ midfield stocks have taken a further blow with Conrad Smith sidelined for around six weeks following eye surgery.
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Carter out of revamped All Blacks

June 21, 2012
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Carter out of revamped All Blacks

HAMILTON: All Blacks matchwinner Dan Carter is out of Saturday’s third Test against Ireland in a revamped side that also features Richie McCaw moving to the backrow. June 21, 2012 – 7:26AM The world’s best five-eighth … Dan Carter. Photo: Getty Images There are six changes to the starting XV as coach Steve Hansen covers...
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Posted in Incoming Tours | 4 Comments »

SH Form XV

June 11, 2012
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SH Form XV

I thought I’d give this ‘team of the week’ thing a go, not so much to tell you who I thought stood out on the weekend, but to actually try and figure out how many will agree with me!
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Posted in Columnists, Incoming Tours | 37 Comments »

Seven new caps in All Blacks squad

June 3, 2012
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Seven new caps in All Blacks squad

The All Blacks selectors have named a 30-man All Blacks squad featuring seven new caps for the three-test series against Ireland. June 3, 2012 – 8:55AM Sonny Bill Williams will be vying for a mid-field berth. Photo: Getty Images The All Blacks selectors have named a 30-man All Blacks squad featuring seven new caps for...
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It’s just not fun anymore…

March 20, 2012
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It’s just not fun anymore…

Following a similar trend of columns in the recent past, David Moseley, also reckons the fun has gone out of rugby in his recent News24 column.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, Rugby Union Fans | 11 Comments »

Cory Jane commits to Canes/NZ

March 15, 2012
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Cory Jane commits to Canes/NZ

All Blacks, Hurricanes and Wellington fullback and wing Cory Jane is the latest high-profile player to re-sign with New Zealand rugby.
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