Chris Rattue: Handy All Blacks smokescreen obscures poor form

Steve Hansen had the answer, but not for the questions a lot of us were asking after France had embarrassed his world champions in Wellington.The All Blacks were dreadful in victory, the game was rubbish. The ensuing debate over…

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All Blacks: Beauden Barrett and Vaea Fifita in doubt for third test

Concussion symptoms have left Beauden Barrett and Vaea Fifita in serious doubt for the All Blacks’ third and final test against France next weekend. The pair will not travel to Dunedin with the squad, after leaving the pitch in…

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Rugby: All Blacks given breakdown warning

If teams really have started their respective build-ups towards next year’s World Cup, then the big lesson for the Southern Hemisphere sides to absorb from the weekend is how much work they will have to do at the breakdown.Both…

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Live chat with Wynne Gray: Does rugby need rule changes?

Join NZME rugby expert Wynne Gray as he answers all your questions following the All Blacks win over France last night in Wellington. Alas, poor France, and to a much lesser extent World Rugby, who will over the next few days…

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Rugby: France proud of effort despite dubious red card

France coach Jacques Brunel says he believes his fullback Benjamin Fall should have been shown a yellow card rather than a red.Despite the continued misfortune, Brunel was restrained again tonight – just as he was last weekend at…

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Rugby: Steve Hansen calls for change but backs referee Angus Gardner over red card shemozzle

There haven’t been many in the Steve Hansen era but the All Blacks produced a flush the dunny performance in Wellington that didn’t have many redeeming features.Debate will rage no doubt for the next few days about the red card…

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Rugby: Steve Hansen backs referee Angus Gardner over red card shemozzle

There haven’t been many in the Steve Hansen era but the All Blacks produced a flush the dunny performance in Wellington that didn’t have many redeeming features.Debate will rage no doubt for the next few days about the red card…

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Player ratings: All Blacks v France, second test

See who shone and who struggled in the All Blacks’ second test win over France. All Blacks: 15. Jordie Barrett – 7 Raking punts cleared ABs under pressure early. 40th minute try saw him narrowly avoid fusing with goal post….

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Rugby: French player Benjamin Fall sent off against All Blacks

For the second time in 12 months, a player has been sent off at Westpac Stadium.French fullback Benjamin Fall has been red-carded in the 11th minute of the second test against the All Blacks.Fall took out All Blacks first five-eighth…

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As it happened: All Blacks v France, second test

All the action from the second test between the All Blacks and France in Wellington.

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