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All Blacks vs Samoa Preview and Prediction

All Blacks vs Samoa Preview

The first test match of the international season for the 2015 All Blacks is against a Samoan opposition who will be fired-up for their first time hosting the All Blacks. 271 more words

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World Cup challenge put to All Blacks

Expectations of performance at the highest level will be no less for the All Blacks in their debut in Apia on Wednesday and the challenge was in front of the players to perform to their best over the next five Tests to secure a World Cup place. 572 more words

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hands starting debut to George Moala for Samoa Test

THE All Blacks’ build-up to their historic encounter with Samoa in Apia will have a festival atmosphere, including a public parade the day before.

But it will be all seriousness when New Zealand take the field on Wednesday for their first official Test in the Pacific islands. 913 more words

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Harry Hindenberg: Dear Steve Hansen

Acclaimed Papakura lawyer Harry Hindenberg is on the case

Dear Mr Hansen

I represent Joey Smythe, from Room 12 in Everglade Primary School.

Because little Joey is only eight years old, I have been asked by his parents to take his case. 897 more words

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Spiritual boost for Manu Samoa ahead of All Blacks Test

Manu Samoa have prepared for their battle against the All Blacks with hymns and prayers at a service at Our Lady of The Rosary church today. 334 more words

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Ardie Savea must be in the All Blacks RWC squad

Ardie Savea must be in the All Blacks’ World Cup squad. The explosive Hurricanes openside is potentially the biggest thing to happen to New Zealand rugby since his brother roared on to the Test rugby scene three seasons ago. 252 more words

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Highlanders win first Super Rugby title

The Highlanders are Super Rugby champions after beating the Hurricanes 21-14 in a clinical performance.

(Photo credit: Sportal via Google Images) 

The final wasn’t without controversy when the TMO awarded Highlanders forward Elliot Dixon a try, however replays showed that Dixon hadn’t touched the ball down with any conviction. 199 more words

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