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No foreign-based players for All Blacks

The All Blacks will not copy the Wallabies’ eligibility policy change, according to New Zealand Rugby Union CEO Steve Tew.
The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) has no plans to follow Australia’s example and allow foreign-based players to pull on the All Blacks’ shirt. 286 more words

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How to travel #3: Cheer on a local sport - and give it a go yourself

Sharing the triumphs and tragedies of a sports match can instantly take you from stranger to participant to arms-around-the-shoulder-singing-loudly-crony. The heightened emotion experienced together leaps over cultural barriers and you’ll find yourself included in the celebrations or commiserations like an old chum.
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I have no worries about Richie McCaw. By Craig Dowd.

I don’t share the concern that many are feeling about the form of some of our leading players at the moment. Certainly the fall-off in performance in the Crusaders will affect their Super Rugby play-offs hopes, but there is a long way still to go this year and a lot of important games still to be played – especially for the All Blacks. 1,009 more words

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McKenzie shines in Chiefs dominance of Force

The Chiefs move one step closer to the playoffs after annihilating the Force 35-27 in Hamilton on Anzac weekend.

The Chiefs dotted down for four tries in what turned out to be a close game. 506 more words

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10 Fan Questions, About the All Black First Five Position, Heading into the Rugby World Cup

With news breaking early this week, that Aaron Cruden has ruptured his ACL, in last Friday nights clash against the Crusaders.
Small alarm bells started to sound across the New Zealand rugby community. 1,982 more words

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Marty McKenzie gets the nod as a dangerous Force arrives

The Western Force have frequently been something of a bogey team for the Chiefs and will arrive in Hamilton confident of an upset.

The Chiefs stand second on the New Zealand table. 257 more words

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