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13hReuters

O'Gara says Robertson's All Blacks time is now

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is far more than the breakdancing, surfer dude that he's portrayed as and is ready to step into the All Blacks role, according to former Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara.

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18hSam Bruce

Who could replace Hansen as All Blacks coach?

The decision has been made. Steve Hansen's eight-year tenure as All Blacks coach will come to an end after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. We analyse the leading candidates for his replacement here.

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10dCraig Dowd

Key takeaways from All Blacks 'testing' 2018

After winning their first five Tests of 2018 comfortably, the All Blacks ran into some true contests at the back 2018. So what's to be learned, particularly following fierce battles with South Africa, England and Ireland? Craig Dowd investigates.

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11dSam Bruce

SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.

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14dAAP

Campese: players must take some blame

World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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18dSam Bruce

Razor's timing as sharp as ever should Hansen walk

The first piece in the All Blacks coaching jumble has moved, making Steve Hansen's looming decision New Zealand rugby's hot topic at the start of southern hemisphere's offseason. Scott Robertson is ready to see where the cards fall.

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19dESPN Staff

What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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20dAAP

All Blacks to play Tonga before World Cup

The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.

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22dReuters

All Blacks coach comes to defence of Read

On the back of recent poor performances by the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen has jumped to the defence of captain Kieran Read.

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23dAAP

Mo'unga not among 11 All Blacks changes

Steve Hansen has ignored mounting calls for Richie Mo'unga to start at five-eighth for the All Blacks in naming a heavily-changed to team to face Italy in Rome on Saturday.

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24dSam Bruce

Kiwi claims should make Wallabies fans laugh ... and cry

Blaming the Wallabies for some recent lacklustre All Blacks performances, and two defeats in 2018, may be drawing a bow longer than Pinocchio's nose, but it does shine a light on why Michael Cheika's outfit are well adrift of rugby's top dogs.

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24dCraig Dowd

Rush defence has All Blacks rattled, but it's no time to panic

Ireland's stinging rush defence caught the All Blacks out in Dublin. The world champions had no answer to counter but, fortunately, they have a short window before the World Cup to find a way to break it down -- Craig Dowd writes.

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26dGreg Growden

Wallabies win, but Dublin classic highlights class gap

Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.

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29dReuters

Leavy out of All Blacks clash, Van der Flier in

Josh van der Flier will start for Ireland against New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday after loose-forward Dan Leavy was ruled out with injury.

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30dAAP

Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test

Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.

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30dAAP

Former Kiwi bank teller Aki to stare down haka

Having quit rugby to work as a bank teller in his late teens, Bundee Aki will offer thanks again to Tana Umaga when he runs out for the Test showdown between the world's top two ranked rugby nations in Dublin on Saturday.

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