Dec 09

The good, bad and the ugly: Rugby season in review

1. Biggest All Blacks flop Napier: Second Lions test It should have been the series sealer. Up 1-0, and even after the 25th minute red card the All Blacks had the Lions on the rack. Uncharacteristically, the All Blacks shelved…

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Dec 07

Rugby: UK writer picks the All Blacks’ three weakest links ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup

England might need more than a $233 million war chest, if they are to challenge the All Blacks at the 2019 World Cup, according to one English rugby writer.But Eddie Jones’ side does have the edge in three key positions, Nick Cain…

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Dec 07

Zip line Eden Park’s newest addition and a thrilling ride

Sitting on the edge of the stadium’s rooftop, wind cutting through a hot and sunny Auckland morning with nothing between him and the green grass 35m below, radio host Paul Flynn felt more frightened than he’d expected.This morning…

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Dec 05

All Blacks: Jerome Kaino to Toulon – ‘Daily discussions on-going’

Often the French and transfer rumours are all smoke no fire but, on this occasion, Jerome Kaino’s links to Toulon are genuine. Kaino’s agent, Esportif’s Bruce Sharrock, confirmed to the Herald daily discussions are on-going with…

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Dec 04

All Blacks: Jerome Kaino linked to French club

All Blacks veteran Jerome Kaino has been linked with a move to French side Toulon, according to a French publication.According to Midi Olympique , Kaino was in discussions with the Top 14 side during the All Blacks’ recent Northern…

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Dec 04

All Blacks lose College Football record

The All Blacks have been knocked off the College Football record books. The USC Trojans made history in the weekend when they defeated Stanford 31-28 to claim the Pac-12 Championship. It was the second time this season that USC…

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Nov 30

The most important All Blacks for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Chris Rattue rates which players are the most important to the All Blacks’ attempt to win a third straight World Cup in 2019. Essential items – the players who will win New Zealand the 2019 World Cup if they get the right back-up….

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Nov 30

Chris Rattue: The simple solution to the All Blacks’ World Cup crisis

This is Steve Hansen’s dream.It’s 2019 World Cup squad announcement time, and the All Black coach has found a way to say “Tawera Kerr-Barlow”. What’s the bet Hansen has already thought about seeking a dispensation, so the France-based…

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Nov 30

Ranking every All Blacks’ test performance in 2017

The Herald ranks the All Blacks’ 14 tests over 2017 based on each performance. 14. Wallabies 18-23 A defeat to Australia and especially Michael Cheika is a bitter pill to swallow. A total of 26 missed tackles is just unheard of…

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Nov 29

Sean Fitzpatrick believes Scotland are genuine contenders for 2019 World Cup

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick believes that while the All Blacks are in good stead heading into the 2019 World Cup in Japan, he sees Scotland as a genuine threat at the tournament in two years time.Speaking at a charity…

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