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Perfect storm for ABs in Napier

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Perfect storm for All Blacks

The relentless rain in Napier may prove the perfect dress rehearsal for Saturday's Rugby Championship test.

Smith relishing midfield reunion

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Conrad Smith relishing old firm reunion

Conrad Smith is looking forward to a reunion with old mate Ma'a Nonu in the All Blacks' midfield against Argentina on Saturday.

Defending champs add strength

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Canterbury strengthen starting side for Otago

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson has brought back three of his stars for Thursday night's NPC rugby clash with Otago.

Super snub for All Blacks

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Champion All Blacks missing from World Cup ad

The world champion All Blacks have been snubbed in an extravagant new advertisement featuring a Game of Thrones star promoting ticket sales for next year's Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks ready for Cup clash

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All Blacks ready for clash

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the team is moving on from last week's draw and have their eyes set on securing the Bledisloe Cup.

Top 5: Wallabies <br>vs All Blacks

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Top 5: Wallabies vs All Blacks

The trans-Tasman rivalry is heating up, and we bring you five of the greatest Bledisloe Test Match victories won over in Sydney.

Crusaders star 'racially abused'

Crusaders star 'racially abused'

Winger Nemani Nadolo's superb season with the Crusaders has been soured by claims he was racially abused.

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Cheetah U/19 player Gerrie Labuschagne launches a huge kick at Shimla Park stadium, Bloemfontein.

ABs' aura gone? Yeah, right

All Blacks If the All Blacks and their coaches haven't shut up their critics by now, you wonder what will it take.

McCaw shows he's still got it

After Richie McCaw's display at Eden Park against the Wallabies, surely his critics will have learned to zip it.

Nonu is still the first-choice No 12

NPC serves its purpose

Recruitment issues for Blues

Sir John Kirwan John Kirwan will take a more hands-on role next season amid concerns about the Blues' struggles to recruit quality coaches.

Welsh fixture looms

The Chiefs are sitting tight and are hopeful of hosting Wales in a midweek fixture during their tour of New Zealand in 2016.

O'Connor returning home

Moore's change of pace

Reds before Wallabies for Hunt

Code hopper Karmichael Hunt says securing a Wallabies jersey hasn't even crossed his mind.

Messam in the mix for sevens

Liam Messam Veteran loose forward adds his name to the list of All Blacks keen to contend for the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens.

Speed, size and adaptability

You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.

Women's series grows by two

All Blacks keen to play sevens

'Rugby meets awesome'

There is 'every expectation' a liquor licence for the Wellington Sevens will be granted.

Thrashing 'an aberration'

Ewen McKenzie Wallabies coach plays down need to make sweeping changes for Springboks test after woeful Eden Park effort.

Water-boy duties for Weepu

World Cup winning All Black has an inauspicious start to his overseas career, running water for London Welsh.

Welsh rugby great's secret pain

Pumas will pack a punch

Boks' scrum woes are fixable

Springboks great Victor Matfield says the team's unexpected scrum problems are fixable.

Mealamu not done yet

Keven Mealamu As trouble brews over who'll wear No 2 for the All Blacks, incumbent Keven Mealamu speaks out saying he's in it for the longhaul.

Key Cog in cotton wool

Sam Cane has been left increasingly frustrated by a lack of rugby this season.

Dagg's effort likely not enough

Nonu back for Pumas clash

ABs lock up for big challenge

Brodie Retallick excited about locking horns with a similarly built rival with a shared interest in physical destruction.

Halaholo in devastating form

Willis Halaholo Willis Halaholo was stunned when he was advised he would start the season from the bench, but has since proved his worth.

Swampfoxes hold on for victory over Rams

Improved discipline proved vital for Thames Valley in their 15-10 win over King Country on Saturday.

Waikato back on track after win

Auckland, Tasman draw 16-16

Turbos in mix for crack at shield

Manawatu could potentially have three Ranfurly Shield challenges this year.

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