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All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo

New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.

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Rugby World Cup squad lists

With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.

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5dSam Bruce

Making World Cup sense of a wild Bledisloe Cup week

"Both teams are very talented teams and both teams will go to the World Cup with a good chance of winning it, I think." That was Steve Hansen's assessment of a wild week of Bledisloe Cup rugby, but just how accurate is it?

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All Blacks relaxed at losing No. 1 ranking

The All Blacks say Wales are welcome to the No. 1 world ranking, relaxed to shed themselves of the long-held status heading into a Rugby World Cup defence that is gathering serious momentum.

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5dSam Bruce

Bledisloe bloodbath corrects All Blacks' Cup course

The All Blacks are too old. The World Cup campaign is off the rails. What is Steve Hansen doing? They were the conversations circulating New Zealand this week, topics that were replaced by that grand old cliche about seven days and sport.

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8dSam Bruce

Confidence, mindset all Wallabies can draw on at Eden Park

Wallabies great Daniel Herbert says Australia must strip back their mindset to 15 on 15 and otherwise ride the confidence earned from their victory in Perth, as they attempt to do the seemingly impossible and win at Eden Park.

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9dCraig Dowd

Why there's more on the line than just the Bledisloe Cup

Forget the excuses, New Zealand were dominated in Perth. The All Blacks forwards have rightfully been criticized, and they must realise their reputations and, for some, their careers, are now on the line in Auckland.

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New dimension to Wallabies attack: Beale

Shaun Berne's influence as Wallabies attack coach blossomed in Perth and Kurtley Beale thinks their all-encompassing approach to running rugby will only be better at the World Cup.

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Wallabies to make tough call on David Pocock

The Wallabies selectors face a dilemma before Saturday's Bledisloe Cup decider as they weigh up whether to play champion flanker David Pocock - and, if so, where

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All Black Barrett suspended three weeks

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss this week's Bledisloe Cup decider but will be clear for World Cup selection after copping a three-week ban from the SANZAAR judiciary.

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Jones hits out at 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

Eddie Jones used his press conference after England's win over Wales on Sunday to call for World Rugby to address their high-tackle law ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September.

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11dSam Bruce

Cheika's Wallabies bully boys must simply go again

Michael Hooper and Lukhan Salakai-Loto set the tone with the Test's first two carries, and the Wallabies didn't take a backward step thereafter. Australia's victory in Bledisloe I was built on physicality, now they must repeat the dose at Eden Park.

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12dReuters with staff writers

Barrett sees red for All Blacks in Australia Test

Scott Barrett could miss the All Blacks' World Cup opener against South Africa next month, having received a red card during his country's Test defeat to Australia in Perth Saturday.

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Wallabies thrash All Blacks after Scott Barrett red card

The Wallabies produced their most commanding performance in years to hammer the All Blacks in front of a record crowd at Optus Stadium in Perth, the Australians capitalising on the sending off of Scott Barrett.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference