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New Zealand rugby bible posts 80 years

New Zealand's rugby bible, the Rugby Almanack, has reached its 80th year of publication and in its presentation it reflects just how much the game has changed.
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Brodie Retallick

Coach Hansen's comments 'spot on'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has received backing for his comments that modern-day rugby had become obsessed with defence and risked becoming boring.
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Steve Hansen

Early jolt fired record-breaker Mealamu's resolve

Blues and All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu has never forgotten one of the most shattering days of his rugby career.
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Keven Mealamu

Lions could play Super Rugby sides

The British and Irish Lions could play Investec Super Rugby teams for the first time when they tour New Zealand in 2017.
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British and Irish Lions

Enjoyment the key as McCaw enters home straight

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will finish his rugby career in New Zealand but before he thinks about a retirement date he wants to enjoy the Investec Super Rugby campaign
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Richie McCaw

NFL's Ellison catches up with his rugby past

Minnesota Vikings NFL star Rhett Ellison, 26, only realised his long-standing family connection with All Blacks rugby last year.
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Rhett Ellison

1995 RWC analysis: Power of All Blacks jersey no match for one man

When a man, a very unique man, walked through the tunnel wearing the same jersey as the captain of the rugby team that represented his country, the timeline of history in the game spiked.
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1995 Rugby World Cup

All Blacks selection round table: The front row

There will be plenty of focus not only on the best utilisation of the All Blacks scrum in a World Cup year, but who will be the foundation of the platform which Richie McCaw’s forwards thrive on.
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All Blacks scrum

1991 RWC analysis: Wallabies had turned the corner against the All Blacks

UPDATED 4 January 03:07 NZDT: Our seven-part series looking at each Rugby World Cup continues, and despite what occurred leading into 1991, some sections incorrectly continue to label the All Blacks perennial favourites, although this honour didn’t belong to New Zealand those many years ago.
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1991

All Blacks selection round table: The locks

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the depth of New Zealand Rugby’s second row fraternity was far from spoiled, and when the titan Brad Thorn hung up his boots, one wondered where the All Blacks were going to find some more big big men.
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All Blacks lineout

1987 RWC analysis: Lochore’s All Blacks knew their weaknesses

UPDATED 29 December 06:52 NZDT: We kick off a seven-part series looking at each World Cup, the All Blacks role in the tournament and how the eventual champion managed to conquer the rugby world.
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David Kirk

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Jack Hazlett

New Zealand’s rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Jack Hazlett who passed away this week, aged 76.

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90 years on Invincibles remain larger than life part of All Blacks history

Long before the legend of the Invincibles was formed, rugby was in the midst of a landmark era, as the Great War had only recently ended, the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks had only just begun, while Wales were unbeaten against New Zealand.
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1924

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Peter Henderson

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Peter Henderson who passed away earlier this week, aged 88.
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