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11dSam Bruce

New Zealand conference Super Rugby preview

Will All Blacks' rest weeks derail the Crusaders' hopes of a Super Rugby three-peat? Is this the year the Blues get going? How much will the Chiefs miss Sam Cane? Your ultimate New Zealand conference preview is here.

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Cheika a 'Mickey Mouse' Wallabies coach - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has described Michael Cheika as a "Mickey Mouse" Wallabies coach and delivered a damning verdict on his emotional frailties.

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12dCraig Dowd

More All Blacks' selection uncertainty than you think

New Zealand aren't exactly short on playing talent, which leaves the All Blacks selection panel with arguably the toughest job in rugby in 2019: selecting a 31-man squad. There are going to be some casualties, Craig Dowd writes.

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Hooker Dane Coles commits to All Blacks

Spending nearly a year on the sideline has convinced world class hooker Dane Coles to extend his contract with New Zealand rugby.

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Savea signs extended All Blacks contract

All Blacks flanker Ardia Savea has resisted approaches from French club rugby and added two years to his contract with New Zealand Rugby.

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O'Gara says Robertson's All Blacks time is now

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is far more than the breakdancing, surfer dude that he's portrayed as and is ready to step into the All Blacks role, according to former Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara.

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64dSam Bruce

Who could replace Hansen as All Blacks coach?

The decision has been made. Steve Hansen's eight-year tenure as All Blacks coach will come to an end after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. We analyse the leading candidates for his replacement here.

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73dCraig Dowd

Key takeaways from All Blacks 'testing' 2018

After winning their first five Tests of 2018 comfortably, the All Blacks ran into some true contests at the back 2018. So what's to be learned, particularly following fierce battles with South Africa, England and Ireland? Craig Dowd investigates.

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74dSam Bruce

SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.

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Campese: players must take some blame

World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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81dSam Bruce

Razor's timing as sharp as ever should Hansen walk

The first piece in the All Blacks coaching jumble has moved, making Steve Hansen's looming decision New Zealand rugby's hot topic at the start of southern hemisphere's offseason. Scott Robertson is ready to see where the cards fall.

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What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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All Blacks to play Tonga before World Cup

The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.

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All Blacks coach comes to defence of Read

On the back of recent poor performances by the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen has jumped to the defence of captain Kieran Read.

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Mo'unga not among 11 All Blacks changes

Steve Hansen has ignored mounting calls for Richie Mo'unga to start at five-eighth for the All Blacks in naming a heavily-changed to team to face Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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87dSam Bruce

Kiwi claims should make Wallabies fans laugh ... and cry

Blaming the Wallabies for some recent lacklustre All Blacks performances, and two defeats in 2018, may be drawing a bow longer than Pinocchio's nose, but it does shine a light on why Michael Cheika's outfit are well adrift of rugby's top dogs.

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87dCraig Dowd

Rush defence has All Blacks rattled, but it's no time to panic

Ireland's stinging rush defence caught the All Blacks out in Dublin. The world champions had no answer to counter but, fortunately, they have a short window before the World Cup to find a way to break it down -- Craig Dowd writes.

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