South Africa face legal threat to Cup attendance

South Africa have had their Rugby World Cup preparations placed under legal scrutiny by a little known political party.
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Bryan Habana

Springboks name experienced World Cup squad

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has completed what he called the most difficult selection task of his career and named a Rugby World Cup squad that draws on wide experience.
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Heyneke Meyer

Lomu tips Milner-Skudder to make Cup mark

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu might never have won a World Cup winners' medal but he has no regrets and time has allowed him to appreciate the greater meaning behind the controversial 1995 final loss to South Africa.
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Nehe Milner-Skudder

All Blacks favourites but will battle history - Davies

Welsh and British and Irish Lions rugby legend Gerald Davies believes the All Blacks are favourites to win the Rugby World Cup, and their recent loss to Australia has only heightened that favouritism.
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Gerald Davies

Australia can do it but watch NZ - George Smith

Legendary Australian flanker George Smith believes Australia will win the Rugby World Cup but he hopes they won't be facing New Zealand in the final.
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George Smith

England need to top pool to avoid All Blacks - Back

England have been told if they want to avoid meeting the All Blacks early in the knock-out phase of the Rugby World Cup they need to top their pool – the so-called 'pool of death'.
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All Blacks

Critics downplay All Blacks chances

English rugby pundit Colin Boag believes the Rugby World Cup is set to be claimed by a Northern Hemisphere side and that the All Blacks 'haven't looked that good'.
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All Blacks

France boost chances of Cardiff re-match

Don't rule out the prospect of the All Blacks needing to beat France in a quarter-final at Millennium Stadium at the Rugby World Cup.
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Frederic Michalak

Springboks can beat All Blacks at Cup - Smit

World Cup-winning South African captain in 2007 John Smit thinks the Springboks are capable of beating the All Blacks should they meet at the Rugby World Cup.
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Wyatt Crockett

All Blacks' invincibility took a knock - Barnes

Former England Test five-eighths and now television commentator Stuart Barnes believes the All Blacks loss to Australia has demonstrated their invincibility has been shattered.
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Dan Carter

Samoan star states case for Pacific All Blacks

New Zealand has long borne misplaced criticism resulting from the number of players with Pacific Island origins in the All Blacks.
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George Moala

Excitement building as All Blacks to the Nation winners announced

Excitement is growing throughout New Zealand as winners of All Blacks to the Nation, the nationwide competition which called on the country’s most passionate supporters to host the team, prepare for the arrival of the 2015 Rugby World Cup All Blacks.
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Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett

Rugby bosses consider 'pool of death' changes

Avoiding a pool of death like that involving Australia, England, Wales and Fiji at future Rugby World Cups is on the table for consideration by World Rugby authorities.
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Brett Gosper

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