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Barrett excited at taking on a world champion team for first time in career video

Beauden Barrett has never been in an All Blacks team that has defeated the current world champions.

Because of previous World Cup success and Covid, the current All Blacks squad will be attempting to do something for the first time on Saturday.

'We've got to deal with their line-speed' –Brodie Retallick on beating the Boks video

Brodie Retallick has never lost to the Springboks – and the All Blacks lock wants to keep it that way.

All Blacks lock has never lost to South Africa, and aims to keep it that way on Saturday.

'They won't get close': Laurie Mains slams Boks before ABs test video

Lauri Mains says the Springboks don’t have the players to match the likes of Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett.

Former ABs coach predicts Rieko Ioane and co will 'run riot' against South Africa, and says joining the Six Nations would be a huge mistake for them.

Three sides withdraw from Farah Palmer Cup video

North Harbour won’t play any further part in the Farah Palmer Cup this season. (FILE PHOTO)

Auckland, Counties-Manukau and North Harbour will not contest the remainder of the women's provincial rugby competition.

'Awful' Boks hammered at home as they seek redemption against All Blacks video

Springboks No 8 Duane Vermeulen sums up the feelings of another loss to the Wallabies.

Boks star accuses "street smart" Wallabies of dubious tactics, but world champs are blasted for meek response as ABs loom.

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Springboks deflect Laurie Mains' stinging criticism video

Steven Kitshoff, left, reacts to the Springboks loss to the Wallabies. The Springboks' props have been put under the ...

Boks defend selections and methods as heat goes on for 100th test with All Blacks.

NPC wrap: Tasman and Taranaki flex muscles, Ranfurly Shield history created video

Hawke's Bay defended the Ranfurly Shield in historic fashion against Bay of Plenty.

It was a shortened round but with no shortage of drama, as domestic footy resumed with a real bang.

Hawke's Bay retain Ranfurly Shield in historic golden-point thriller video

Hawke’s Bay celebrate after defending the Ranfurly Shield in historic fashion against Bay of Plenty.

Gallant Bay of Plenty challenge comes undone by late Tiaan Falcon penalty goals in scarcely believable scenes in Napier.

Nelson College win thrilling rugby final

17092021 NEWS PHOTO BRADEN FASTIER / NELSON MAIL
Nelson College celebrate winning the upper South Island secondary ...

Nelson College are the kings of Crusader secondary school rugby after a try in the final minutes saw them beat Christ's College.

Live Ranfurly Shield: Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty

Hawke's Bay are aiming to defend the Ranfurly Shield against Hawke’s Bay at Napier’s McLean Park.

The Magpies defend the Log o' Wood against the Steamers at McLean Park.

Ex-Otago player helping Storm kick on post-Cameron Smith

Peter Breen played for Otago and Northland in the NPC.

After finding success in the 15-man code, Kiwi kicking coach has transferred his methods to the NRL with the Melbourne Storm.

Rennie revels in Bok-to-Bok wins as Wallabies seek Oz support video

Proud Wallabies coach Dave Rennie congratulates wing Andrew Kellaway after Australia's second successive win over the ...

The Wallabies' Kiwi coach says his side 'have to give the country performances to be proud of' like the consecutive victories over the Springboks.

All Blacks player ratings: Ethan Blackadder and Tupou Vaa'i stand out video

The outstanding Ethan Blackadder carries the ball into contact in Brisbane on Saturday.

OPINION: A new-look All Blacks side got the job done against Argentina, and two younger players made their mark.

Top world ranking meaningless until Boks beaten, says ABs captain video

All Blacks captain Ardie Savea returned to lead his team to a 36-13 win over Argentina in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Skipper Ardie Savea says the All Blacks must beat the world champion Springboks to be considered top dog.

Black Fern Ruahei Demant's inspiring connection to culture and sport video

Black Fern Ruahei Demant grew up fully immersed in her culture.

The Black Ferns haka 'ignites my fire, to go and play my best,' says Ruahei Demant, who has grown up immersed in Māori language and culture.

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All Blacks player ratings: Ethan Blackadder and Tupou Vaa'i stand out video

The outstanding Ethan Blackadder carries the ball into contact in Brisbane on Saturday.

OPINION: A new-look All Blacks side got the job done against Argentina, and two younger players made their mark.

All Blacks humming, but the real test looms now against wounded Springboks video

Are the South Africans toast or just foxing their Kiwi rivals? Marc Hinton favours the latter option.

Wallabies show Dave Rennie effect is working against lost Springboks video

Springboks show their limitations with All Blacks around the corner video

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Top world ranking meaningless until Boks beaten, says ABs captain video

All Blacks captain Ardie Savea returned to lead his team to a 36-13 win over Argentina in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Skipper Ardie Savea says the All Blacks must beat the world champion Springboks to be considered top dog.

All Blacks too hot for Pumas in Brisbane video

Damian McKenzie of the All Blacks looks to pass to George Bridge during the Rugby Championship against Argentina at ...

The All Blacks now have a near unassailable lead in the Rugby Championship, and are back at the top of the world rankings.

Recap: All Blacks v Argentina

Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks offloads the ball to George Bridge during The Rugby Championship match against Argentina ...

All Blacks back on top in world rankings after beating the Pumas in Brisbane.

Ian Foster digs deep to keep the All Blacks roadshow rolling along video

Ian Foster is building unprecedented depth in the All Blacks, and takes that process another step this week.

After 11 changes, including a brand new pack, we should get a better idea of just how good these All Blacks are on Saturday at Suncorp.

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It's 5 Flights Up for Otago, as Tauranga proves a tricky Farah Palmer Cup destination video

Sheree Hume of the Otago Spirit warms up at Forsyth Barr Stadium, last month.

“This is life post-Covid, we’ve got to be flexible,” Otago general manager says, as his Farah Palmer Cup team heads north in dribs and drabs.

Black Ferns captain 'super excited' to return to action video

Black Ferns captain Les Elder: ‘The Black Ferns haven't played in two years, so I'm super excited for the team to get ...

Les Elder wanted a challenge for her side 12 months out from the World Cup and in a pair of tests against two heavyweights, she's got it.

Gold medallist finally home on the farm

Michaela Blyde has finally brought her gold medal back home to her Lepperton family farm in Taranaki.

Coming back to her rural Taranaki home town after 101 days away has been a breath of fresh air for Olympic gold medallist Michaela Blyde.

A double international rises in the north; league and now the Black Ferns video

Krystal Murray makes a break for Northland in the Farah Palmer Cup.

“I'm, actually old to be making my debut,” says new Black Fern Krystal Murray, the pride of Northland.

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All Blacks to face France in 2023 Rugby World Cup opener video

The All Blacks will open the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The All Blacks' record of having never lost a pool match in Rugby World Cup history will be tested against the hosts in Paris.

Rugby Australia have a new leader, as Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos makes his move video

Andy Marinos has the top job in Australian rugby.

He headed Sanzaar, now Andy Marinos is to run rugby in Australia.

Rugby World Cup: How the draw for the 2023 tournament works video

The three-time world champion All Blacks will know who they've been pooled with for the 2023 tournament in France on Tuesday.

All Blacks fans will find out who their team has been pooled with in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

USA Rugby urged to bid for World Cup video

Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, celebrates with team-mates after their victory in the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

USA Rugby is in better shape as it emerges from bankruptcy and should bid to host an upcoming World Cup, rugby’s leading executive said.

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Rennie revels in Bok-to-Bok wins as Wallabies seek Oz support video

Proud Wallabies coach Dave Rennie congratulates wing Andrew Kellaway after Australia's second successive win over the ...

The Wallabies' Kiwi coach says his side 'have to give the country performances to be proud of' like the consecutive victories over the Springboks.

Recap: All Blacks v Argentina

Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks offloads the ball to George Bridge during The Rugby Championship match against Argentina ...

All Blacks back on top in world rankings after beating the Pumas in Brisbane.

Tupou stars as Wallabies beat Boks again video

Taniela Tupou of the Wallabies charges forward during The Rugby Championship match against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium.

Australia defied a lopsided penalty count to claim a second win over world champions South Africa in as many weekends and shoot to No.3 in the rankings.

Recap: Wallabies v Springboks

Len Ikitau of the Wallabies dives over to score a try during The Rugby Championship match against the Springboks at ...

Australia score four tries to win for the second consecutive weekend over the world champs in Brisbane.

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Nelson College win thrilling rugby final

17092021 NEWS PHOTO BRADEN FASTIER / NELSON MAIL
Nelson College celebrate winning the upper South Island secondary ...

Nelson College are the kings of Crusader secondary school rugby after a try in the final minutes saw them beat Christ's College.

Live Ranfurly Shield: Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty

Hawke's Bay are aiming to defend the Ranfurly Shield against Hawke’s Bay at Napier’s McLean Park.

The Magpies defend the Log o' Wood against the Steamers at McLean Park.

Tasman jump to top of Premiership after hard-fought win over Northland video

Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a double in Tasman’s victory over Northland in Whangārei on Saturday.

Defending champs eventually see off spirited challenge from Taniwha in Whangārei.

Live NPC: Northland v Tasman

Northland’s Tamati Tua makes a break during their 48-14 defeat to Taranaki at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium last month.

The winless hosts take on the defending champions at Whangarei's Semenoff Stadium.

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Hamilton Sevens canned for 2022 as World Rugby makes Covid adjustments

The Black Ferns Sevens won’t get a home leg of the World Sevens Series early next year.

No tournaments in New Zealand or Australia early next year, governing body says, as NZ men's and women's sides stay home for now.

Black Ferns sevens confirm coach after golden Olympic win video

Cory Sweeney will become the Black Ferns sevens head coach after Allan Bunting’s departure.

With Allan Bunting's departure after their Tokyo glory, Cory Sweeney has been tasked with maintaining their global dominance.

Lockdown catches Olympic gold medal couple by surprise video

Taranaki Black Fern sevens player Michaela Blyde is unsure when she’ll be able to see her family after the rise Covid-19 ...

Michaela Blyde's quick trip to see boyfriend Michael Brake has been extended thanks to lockdown.

NZ Olympics star says elite sportspeople get judged every day video

Black Ferns seven star Ruby Tui lit up the Tokyo Olympics with her play, personality and post-match interviews.

Women's rugby sevens gold medallist Ruby Tui says it’s important that she and her team-mates aren't seen as ‘superhuman’.

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