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Milner-Skudder retains spot

The All Blacks managed to make just three changes to their squad as they look to turn the tables on the Wallabies. The biggest concerns will the battle at the breakdown and the goal kicking of the ever present Daniel Carter. There will be a return for Ma’a Nonu and Sam Whitelock comes in for […]

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Wallabies in World XV squad to face Japan

  Australia will have a number of their players playing a key role in their match fitness by being part of a fixture against the Japanese onnSaturday August 15 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo. One will be wondering if it wasn’t possible to rope in some of the Springbok players who are […]

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A few lessons and maybe some hope?

Argentina have reasons to be positive The brilliance that was the Pumas must be acknowledged. Their development side managed to dazzle in the Vodacom Cup a few years ago and some of those performers excelled a few years later. They made history for their country and beat the mighty Springboks. Their attitude was massive and […]

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Milner-Skudder heralds potent All Black side

Having shaken off the rib injury that had kept him off the field, Nehe Milner-Skudder has been afforded the opportunity to earn his test debut in the Rugby Championship decider against the Wallabies. He will be the last of the uncapped bunch to earn some game time and it shows just how the All Black […]

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Lima Sopoaga to debut for All blacks

  The team is: 1. Tony Woodcock (112) 2. Dane Coles (27) 3. Owen Franks (69) 4. Brodie Retallick (38) 5. James Broadhurst 6. Liam Messam (41) 7. Richie McCaw – captain (139) 8. Kieran Read (74) 9. Aaron Smith (38) 10. Lima Sopoaga 11. Charles Piutau (16) 12. Ma’a Nonu (95) 13. Conrad Smith […]

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NZ squad to tour South Africa

Daniel Carter and Sonny Bill Williams among big players miss out on the squad to tour Africa, I mean South Africa. There will also be no Waisake Naholo as the start winger managed to break his leg on what was an impressive debut for the All Blacks. Hansen also sounded disappointed with the injury suffered […]

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Castle Rugby Championship Preview

  By: Jacques Nortier       In a World Cup year every tournament is important but no more so than tournaments that involve the players that will attempt to bring the Webb Ellis Trophy back to their fans. The start of the Castle Rugby Championship will start the preparations for the three power houses […]

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All Blacks name XV for Argentina!

The defending Rugby Championship champions will get their campaign off and running against Argentina with a very strong side. Winger Waisake Naholo will make his debut and so will Codie Taylor off the bench. It will probably be a win for the Pumas who have just the one win in the tournament. However considering it […]

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New Zealand edge Samoa!

  By: Benedict Chanakira (BC)     Both sides scored one try with George Moala touching down for the All Blacks on debut, while Dan Carter kicked the conversion and six penalties. This was proper Test rugby and the depleted Al Black side, still managed to get the business done. It is the lowest score by New […]

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New Zealand name first squad

Steve Hansen has named the first of his All Black squads and featured in are a few new names in the form of Waisake Naholo, Codie Taylor, James Broadhurst, Lima Sopoaga and Nehe Milner-Skudder. Another surprise is the Chiefs half back Tawera Kerr-Barlow who was missing in Super Rugby. A tough call will probably the […]

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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 gear […]

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Springbok schedule for 2013

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.