Nov 29

Tonga target former All Blacks for Rugby World Cup

Tonga have their eye on two former All Blacks for the 2019 World Cup.Charles Piutau has indicated he wants to play for Tonga in Japan and Frank Halai is also on the radar.Piutau is set to become the world’s highest paid rugby…

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Nov 29

Out of the Box rugby podcast – The All Blacks’ year in review

Daniel McHardy is joined by Nigel Yalden and Paul Allison for one last Out of the Box rugby podcast for the year.After a very long and draining season the All Blacks pulled out one last solid performance against Wales in the weekend.The…

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Nov 29

Rugby: All Blacks to face all the world’s top teams in 2018 with clash against Ireland confirmed

The All Blacks are set to challenge all of the world’s best teams in 2018.Irish media have reported that the All Blacks will take on Ireland in Dublin next November, continuing a rivalry which has produced several tight games under…

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Nov 28

Patrick McKendry: World Rugby just won’t get the message

Memo to World Rugby – consider carefully whether you truly want to ban players from writing personal messages on their wrists because this policy would be a very unpopular one with players from all levels all over the world.This,…

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Nov 27

Mike Hosking: Why the All Blacks will win the 2019 World Cup

So with the year having drawn to an end for the All Blacks, I fear we have missed an opportunity. Not all of us. I love the All Blacks. I love the All Blacks unconditionally. But not in a way that many sports fans seem to: they…

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Nov 27

Who was the best All Black in 2017?

Brodie Retallick was the best All Black of 2017 according to the Herald player ratings.The lock had an average player rating of 7.9 during his eight test appearances this season, including two nine ratings.Loosie Liam Squire had…

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Nov 27

Rugby: Black Ferns’ award great, now let’s recognise Pacific rugby

Of all the awards World Rugby handed out at what looked like a lavish ceremony in Monaco (as if there is any other sort), we should perhaps be most pleased with the recognition given to the Black Ferns.After they won the women’s…

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Nov 27

Can you name every All Black in 2017?

Another All Blacks season ended on Sunday as the world champions completed a year that included 14 tests and two other matches.Over the 16 games, 55 different players put on the black jersey from the first test against Samoa in…

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Nov 26

Sir Clive Woodward: All Blacks will get better

Sir Clive Woodward predicts the All Blacks are only going to get better.Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the former England coach said although the world champions haven’t been perfect this season, they had still lost only twice…

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Nov 26

Back to back! Beauden Barrett joins world rugby elite

All Blacks number 10 Beauden Barrett has joined Richie McCaw as the only other player to win back-to-back player of the year gongs at the World Rugby awards in Monaco.Barrett was today named World Rugby’s best male player, beating…

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