The Weekend

All Blacks must heed England's wakeup call

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Time will tell, but hopefully the All Blacks and their selectors learn some valuable lessons from the first test against England.

Pastures new might suit the Chiefs

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Liam Messam

OPINION: A change of scenery might just be what the Chiefs need to find that elusive top gear most fans know they have.

Lack of locks posing a problem for Taranaki as NPC looms

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Four weeks into the premier club rugby season and one thing is has become abundantly clear - there are no locks in the province capable of stepping up and replacing Ireland-bound Jarrad Hoeata.

Bird-brain attack let off lightly

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Sanzar have shown its moral responsibility around possible brain injuries is as carefree as referee Garratt Williamson.

Hard-man Hoeata signs off

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The last of the old Taranaki rugby crew has left.

Barrett's on fire, pushing Cruden away

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Mark the first weekend of April down as the date Beauden Barrett took over from Aaron Cruden in the pecking order for New Zealand first five-eighths.

Quality efforts dished up for discerning fans

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki's hybrid Super Rugby fans should have been pretty happy with what was dished up at the weekend.

A 'possibly injured' McCaw missed two tackles, so?

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

The moronic New Zealand rugby critic has got worse.

Ears to the ground provide fascinating perspective

GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Bye bye Nisbo, TJ, Mel and Marshy.

Players' international careers are hanging by a thread

GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

If Doug Bracewell's international career is over, then he will probably regret looking out for his mate.

Lo-tech one-dayers back to cricket as it should be

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India's cricket bosses have got it right when it comes to the Decision Review System.

Pin-up learns the hard way

OPINION: You get the feeling Corey Anderson is a quick learner.

NZC need to take a long hard look

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

It was somewhat fitting for the dying spirit of cricket that West Indian Jason Holder should hold such an influence in the weekend's national Twenty20 final.

Christmas is a perfect time for sweet dreams

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Top at Christmas.

Test victory but there's little to celebrate

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

The eulogies were already being delivered at the weekend over the corpse of West Indies cricket.

Failure to perform hampers NZ

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Brendon McCullum

OPINION: It was as if the claps of thunder around University Oval were sadistic applause from the cricketing gods.

Aussie sides just hate losing

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Cameron Smith

OPINION: When Aussies find themselves on the wrong side of the ledger, they are not afraid to experiment to find a winning formula.

League makes most of moment in spotlight

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

It has taken 42 weeks but a weekend without rugby finally rolled around.

Crystal Carter's top-level career looks fragile

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Dan the Man has become Crystal Carter. Pretty to look at but fragile and easy to break.

Puzzling decisions aided ABs

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GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily News

Epic tests often turn on a single play.

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