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Land of the Long Black Cloud for Wales video

Barry John tormented the All Blacks in 1971 when playing first five-eighth for the British and Irish Lions.

Wales seek a historic victory on New Zealand and their first win against the All Blacks since 1953 in this month's three-test series.

Women's sevens prepare for final hit-out

Kayla McAlister is among an experienced trio of players recalled for the final leg of the women's World Sevens Series in ...

Seasoned trio return for New Zealand's final sevens tournament in France tournament before Rio Olympics.

Rare loss for NZ before title defence

Mack Mason nailed a penalty after the hooter to enable Australia's under-20s rugby team to beat New Zealand in their ...

Australian under-20s warm-up for world championships by downing New Zealand for the first time

Rugby World Cup Pool B: South Africa

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The old enemy always rate as a contender and this year is no different with flair in the backs and power up front.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: England

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Home advantage ought to nudge the northern hemisphere favourite along as Twickenham sings for them.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Fiji

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Crusaders Super Rugby star Nemani Nadolo will need his match-winning form if his team are to escape the "pool of death".

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Uruguay

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An unlucky pool draw leaves Uruguay in the unenviable position of only playing for pride.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Australia

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Some hot pre-tournament form has the pundits talking up the Wallabies as title contenders.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Wales

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A tough tussle in the "pool of death" for Wales, in most-likely a three-horse race for two quarterfinal spots.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Samoa

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A team whose history says they can cause an upset - they'll need to do it again if they are to make it out of pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Japan

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Coach Eddie Jones will need to find something special if his charges are to advance beyond pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Scotland

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Men from the north likely to make the quarterfinals, though they'll need to beat Samoa to get there.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: United States

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USA will be looking to build on their showing at the 2011 tournament, but a win might be a bridge too far.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: New Zealand

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Defending champion All Blacks march into this year's tournament deserved favourite as world's No 1 side.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Argentina

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A shot at semifinals rugby beckons for the bruisers from Buenos Aires.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Tonga

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A team with fire in their bellies at this tournament, they could sneak a place in the quarterfinals.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Georgia

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A team with everything to play for in one game - against Tonga - they may hold their best back until then.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Namibia

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Playing for pride, this year's minnow will be lucky to get a win.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: France

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Ever-dangerous French side ready to cause some upsets despite early 17:1 odds.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Ireland

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Defending Six Nations champion boasts confidence, but will have to conquer southern giants to win.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Canada

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Captain Tyler Ardron will need to lift his team if they are to progress beyond the pool stages.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Romania

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They're best result coming into the tournament is beating Canada, making them a 5001:1 chance.

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Italy

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Grim form of late sets up Italy as a rank outsider at this year's Rugby World Cup.

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