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Gatland: That's why they are number one in the world

Wales may have been in the lead by a point after 68 minutes against the All Blacks, but 19 unanswered points in the closing 10 minutes left the home side marvelling at the world champions.
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Warren Gatland

Springboks happy with win

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and national captain Jean de Villiers both lauded the performance by South Africa in their 22-6 (8-6 at half-time)victory over Italy in Padova on Saturday afternoon.


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Scotland account for tough Tonga

A fiery pre-match Sipi Tau from the Tongans threatened to set the plastic pitch on fire as the visitors laid down their mark on kick-off at Rugby Park, as Kilmarnock hosted it’s first Scotland international of the oval ball kind.
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Vern Cotter

The ever fearsome Bakkies Botha hangs up his boots

Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.


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Bakkies Botha

Pressure mounts at first five for All Blacks

Summer, brief as it will be ahead of a Rugby World Cup year, will have rugby pundits facing long debate about the make-up of the prospective side to England next year.
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Beauden Barrett

Awards, accolades crown All Blacks year

It was celebrations all round for the All Blacks after their 34-16 win over Wales in Cardiff on Sunday (NZT) as World Rugby honours were bestowed on the team, coach Steve Hansen and lock Brodie Retallick, as performers of the year.
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Richie McCaw

All Blacks crush Welsh defiance

Beauden Barrett demonstrated why he is an integral part of the All Blacks' machine when scoring two second-half tries as they dealt Wales a harsh lesson in fitness to end their year with a 34-16 win at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday (NZT).
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Julian Savea

Cardinal McCaw long ago exorcised the demons of Cardiff

Richie McCaw had been captain of the All Blacks for less than four years when he took his team to Cardiff to play France in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
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Grinning All Blacks could be a worry for Wales

Meticulous player management and generous use of all players in the squad has led to the All Blacks bounding around Cardiff with an extra spring in their step.
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All Blacks team named to play Wales

The All Blacks team to play Wales in the final Test of the MyRepublic Northern Tour at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, this Saturday 22 November (Kick-off: 5.30PM GMT, 6.30AM Sun 23 Nov NZDT) has been named, with the selectors naming a very experienced side to take on the Welsh.
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George Ford tasked with guiding England

George Ford will make his first Test start for England in Saturday’s international against Samoa at Twickenham.
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George Ford

Mark Robinson elected to World Rugby Executive Committee

New Zealand Rugby Board member and former All Black Mark Robinson has been elected to the Executive Committee of World Rugby (formerly the IRB).
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Mark Robinson

Sound numbers for USA v All Blacks broadcast

The sold-out match between the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field Nov.
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All Blacks Facebook page passes the three million milestone

The All Blacks Facebook page now boasts more than three million fans, cementing its place as the number one rugby fan site in the world.
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