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3hCraig Dowd

New Zealand Rugby must consider World Cup eligibility adjustment

Damian McKenzie's injury has highlighted a problem New Zealand Rugby must be prepared for. If Steve Hansen wants a particular player who is currently ineligible because of where he's playing, then that needs to change -- Craig Dowd writes.

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Graham Henry backs shock Dan Carter Rugby World Cup call

Dan Carter would not be out of place in the All Blacks squad at the Rugby World Cup later this year if selectors handed him a shock call-up to fill the gap left by the injured Damian McKenzie, Graham Henry has said.

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All Blacks squad provides World Cup clues

Ma'a Nonu's bid for a Rugby World Cup return appears to be over after the veteran centre was not selected in an extended All Blacks squad.

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Rugby Australia considers new comp options

Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.

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Crusaders name in doubt, knights ditched for remainder of 2019

The future of the Crusaders name is in doubt with the Super Rugby franchise and New Zealand Rugby announcing they have engaged an independent research company to seek feedback and provide recommendations on the side's team name and imagery.

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All Blacks' Waisake Naholo struck with knee injury

All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo's hopes of making the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year hang in balance after he suffered a knee injury at training that ruled him out for up to six weeks.

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The domino effect: Who will take Wallabies beyond 2019?

The biggest year of his coaching career is still to play out, but Michael Cheika's pending replacement at Australia's helm is as much a talking point as the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup fortunes themselves.

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Crusaders likely to ditch sword-wielding knights, horses

The Crusaders could ditch the sword-wielding knights from their match-day entertainment for their home game against the Brumbies Saturday week, Crusaders chief executive Colin Mansbridge said.

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Aaron Smith ruled out with serious injury

The Highlanders are set to be without Aaron Smith for at least a month after the influential All Blacks halfback suffered a serious ankle injury.

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SANZAAR officially axe Sunwolves

SANZAAR have announced they will officially drop the Sunwolves from Super Rugby from 2021 in a statement on Friday.

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All Blacks lead tributes after NZ terror attack

The All Blacks, New Zealand's rugby team and reigning world champions, led tributes to the 49 people killed in the country's worst ever mass shooting on Friday.


USA claim Las Vegas title, New Zealand finish third

United States have claimed their first tournament win of the 2018/19 series after thumping Samoa 27-0 in the final to win the Las Vegas 7s on Monday morning (AEDT).

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Crusaders break Super Rugby record with Reds win

The Crusaders have continued their unbeaten run with a 22-12 win over the Reds in Brisbane, to make it 18 wins on the trot and make a Super Rugby record of eight straight road wins.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

    1st 33 Tries
    = 1st 93 points