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Treading Sevens' gold medal path

With five days to go before Rugby Sevens gets underway in Glasgow, we take a look back on previous Commonwealth Games tournaments
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Commonwealth Games

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

New Zealand Rugby mourns the passing of Kevin Skinner

New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of former All Blacks Captain Kevin Skinner, who passed away early this morning in Auckland, aged 86.
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Kevin Skinner

New Zealand Rugby mourns the passing of Mackie Herewini

New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of All Black and Maori All Black MacFarlane Herewini, who passed away this week, aged 74.
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Mackie Herewini

Today in history - the All Blacks' very first game

Today, May 22, 2014, marks a special day in the All Blacks’ history – 130 years ago they played their very first match and kicked off their record in style with a win – and had their first experience of playing in the winds and wet in Wellington.
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1884 team to Australia

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Ross Brown

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Ross Brown who passed away today, aged 79.
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Ross Brown

Reihana's long career ends

Former All Black wing Bruce Reihana has retired from rugby.
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Bruce Reihana

Frank Oliver was a rock in any pack

Rugby writer Lynn McConnell began his sports journalism career in Frank Oliver's last days in Southland but that was plenty of time to observe the legend in action.

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Frank Oliver

All Blacks professionalism highlighted

Just how much All Blacks rugby has embraced the concept of professionalism is highlighted by the editors of the 2014 New Zealand Rugby Almanack.
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Kieran Read

Today in History - Beegee's kick starts one of the greatest tries of all

While the annals of rugby lore remember a try of such artistry that the world, not to mention the All Blacks, jumped up in collective awe, there was a considerable build up to the tale as fascinating as the move itself.
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Barbarians

Gatland set to join Sir Graham in 100-Test club

Wales and British and Irish Lions coach, New Zealander Warren Gatland will join Sir Graham Henry as the only coaches to have featured in 100 Test matches.
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Warren Gatland

Hansen's All Blacks enjoy greater freedom

New Zealand's latest All Blacks play with greater freedom than their predecessors did.
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Wayne Smith

Carter delighted with comeback win

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw welcomed long-time team-mate from the Crusaders, Canterbury and the national side Dan Carter to the 100 club of New Zealand rugby after the 30-22 win over England at Twickenham on Sunday (NZT).
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Dan Carter

Carter tops list as greatest first five-eighths

Dan Carter has emerged top of the pops in a survey of the greatest first five-eighths in rugby?
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Dan Carter

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