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Springboks hold on to inflict shock home defeat on the All Blacks

New Zealand 34-36 South AfricaFirst Springboks win in New Zealand since 2009Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash in Wellington on Satur…

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Ronan O’Gara: ‘There’s no secret to the All Blacks but no one believes that’

Former Ireland fly-half has cut his coaching teeth with Crusaders in New Zealand and says the world champions are undeniably brilliant but still beatableThose who attended this week’s World Rugby Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Rugby, across the roa…

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Money in European rugby is too good to resist, says Wasps’ Lima Sopoaga

• Sopoaga: More New Zealanders will give up All Black hopes• Brad Shields out for up to five weeks after surgeryThe Wasps fly-half Lima Sopoaga believes the player drain from New Zealand to Europe will increase because the lure of the All Blacks jersey…

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Record-breaker Beauden Barrett scores four as All Blacks thump Wallabies again

New Zealand 40-12 AustraliaAll Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup for another yearThe Bledisloe Cup will remain in New Zealand for another year at least as the All Blacks’ mastery of Australia continued with a thumping 40-12 win at Eden Park.After a 25-point …

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Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks v Wallabies in Rugby Championship – live!

Updates from the game between New Zealand and AustraliaAny thoughts? Feel free to email or tweet @OliverTrenchard 9.22am BST That is why the All Blacks are number one in the world. They can punish you when you least expect it. Ben Smith exchanges passe…

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Michael Cheika focused on All Blacks not job security, says Michael Hooper

Wallabies coach under pressure after heavy defeatNew Zealand can retain Bledisloe Cup in AucklandWallabies coach Michael Cheika has ignored any talk of his job security as the Wallabies prepare for their Bledisloe Cup clash with the All Blacks in Auckl…

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Wallabies make four changes as they look to improve Bledisloe Cup set-piece

Scrum and lineout key focus for Wallabies in AucklandScott Sio back, Allan Alaalatoa replaces Sekope KepuProps Tom Robertson and Sekope Kepu have paid the price for Australia’s poorly performing scrum by being dropped to the bench for the second Bledis…

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Wallabies fitness questioned by All Blacks great ahead of second Test

Jeff Wilson suggests over-training for drop-offSecond Bledisloe takes place in Auckland on SaturdayThe fitness level of Australia’s players is being questioned for a second straight year as they struggle to keep pace with New Zealand. Former All Blacks…

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All Blacks run riot against Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup opener

Australia 13-38 New ZealandAll Blacks dominant in comfortable win in SydneyThe All Blacks outclassed the Wallabies as the world champions opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a bang and stole a march in this year’s Bledisloe Cup series.On a ni…

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All Blacks run riot against Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup opener

Australia 13-38 New ZealandAll Blacks dominant in comfortable win in SydneyThe All Blacks outclassed the Wallabies as the world champions opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a bang and stole a march in this year’s Bledisloe Cup series.On a ni…

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Wallabies v All Blacks: Bledisloe Cup – live!

Updates from the Rugby Championship opener in SydneyAny thoughts? Feel free to email or tweet @rrjparkin 11.53am BST Big play. Amazing, All Blacks running rugby!The Wallabies were hot on the Kiwis line. Koroibete isolated one-on-one with his Fijian-bor…

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Super Rugby final points way for Wallabies in Bledisloe opener | Bret Harris

Various All Blacks traits found in New Zealand’s best club side could provide the key to an Australian victory in SydneyAs Australia prepare for Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney, the recent Super Rugby final betwee…

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Bledisloe Cup classics, a Maradona unveiling and a Barry Chuckle tribute | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Stuart Broad and beans at Trent Bridge, a goose on the pitch and a Nick Kyrgios 115mph forehand winner1) It’s the first Bledisloe Cup match of 2018 between New Zealand and Australia so let’s begin with this utterly ridiculous Christian C…

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Reece Hodge to start at centre for Wallabies in Bledisloe opener

Captain Michael Hooper returns from injuryTatafu Polota-Nau and Matt Toomua recalled Utility back Reece Hodge will fill the Wallabies’ troublesome centre position for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks in Sydney. Hodge, who spent m…

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Bledisloe Cup is ‘pinnacle’ of rugby, says Australia’s Will Genia

Wallabies face All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday nightAustralia haven’t won trans-Tasman series since 2002Australia scrumhalf Will Genia would never turn down a World Cup win if one came along but the Wallabies playmaker believes wresting the Bledisloe …

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New Zealand’s Portia Woodman ‘more influential’ than All Blacks counterparts

Black Ferns winger ranked ninth in top 50 listWorld Rugby vice chairman Agustín Pichot tops listBlack Ferns winger Portia Woodman has made the top 10 of a list of rugby union’s most influential people, ahead of any of her male All Blacks counterparts a…

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New Zealand to face France in women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens final

Black Ferns concede first points before beating US EaglesFrance shock world series champions AustraliaAmerica’s women fell in the semifinals of their own Rugby World Cup Sevens, losing an entertaining game to New Zealand at AT&T Park in San Francis…

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State of the rugby nations: Guardian writers’ verdicts on the June Tests

New Zealand are still the team to beat but Ireland’s series win and Wales’ charge up the rankings lay down markers for the northern hemisphere(World rankings as of Mon 25 June; ups and downs calculated from Mon 28 May) Continue reading…

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New Zealand hammer France with helping hand from referee

New Zealand 49-14 FranceReferee awards try after blocking French playersWinger Rieko Ioane scored three tries while Damian McKenzie crossed twice in a full display of his attacking abilities as the All Blacks completed a 49-14 victory over France in Du…

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Referees caught in middle of World Rugby’s lack of clarity on laws | Gerard Meagher

France have been on wrong end of decisions against New Zealand, with World Rugby and referees disagreeing over vital interpretationsSteve Hansen was asked this week if he would consider putting the series trophy on the line for the All Blacks’ dead rub…