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New Zealand Rugby remembers

One hundred years ago today - August 5 1914 - New Zealanders received news that Britain had declared war on Germany on August 4, marking the start of a long journey that would change their society and how they viewed themselves as a nation.
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The 1914 All Blacks

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Eric Anderson

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Eric Anderson who has passed away, aged 83.
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Eric Anderson

First 17-Test streak was a great era of rugby

Not only will the All Blacks be attempting to win a vital first leg of the Bledisloe Cup, and gain away points in the Investec Rugby Championship, when they play Australia in Sydney on August 16, they also have a date with rugby history.
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Sir Brian Lochore

Kevin Skinner played key role in scrum development

It would be a great shame if All Black great Kevin Skinner, who died on Monday, aged 86, was to be remembered only for his 'policing' work during the 1956 series win over South Africa.
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Kevin Skinner

Rugby’s past helping the future

The name of a great southern rugby player of the past will be helping develop players of the future under a scheme announced at Carisbrook.
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Lions mine Welsh wisdom

Three days out from the first Test in Christchurch, British & Irish Lions midweek coach Gareth Jenkins is telling his men not to lose sight of the bigger picture.
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Gareth Jenkins

Henderson recalls Lions master class

Southland lad Paul Henderson began his first class career - one that would eventually span 220 matches -against the British & Irish Lions as a teenager back in 1983.
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Paul Henderson

Lions will do it their way

Anyone wondering how the Lions will approach the first Test against the All Blacks could have tuned out after 19 seconds of the mauling of Wellington.
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Local Lions no match in 1971

Teenage impetuousness and the kind of tropical conditions Athletic Park was renowned for proved too tempting a combination for Wellingtonian Rod Camp when the Lions visited there in 1971.
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J.P.R Williams scores in '71

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