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The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?

How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.

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Rattled Wallabies turn attention to Springboks

The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Saturday's Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.

What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'

The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.


Super Rugby

Dynasty achieved, do ABs beckon for Robertson?

Crusaders boss Scott Robertson made history on Saturday, becoming the first player to win three straight Super Rugby titles as a player and then a coach. A dynasty achieved, his All Blacks coaching case is a compelling one.

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Mo'unga's poise revives All Blacks No. 10 debate

Richie Mo'unga's form for the Crusaders in their run to a 10th Super Rugby title could yet thrust All Blacks coach Steve Hansen back into a debate over his fly-half options that he thought was long done and dusted.

Super Rugby

Savea, Kerevi ... and? 2019 Team of the Year

There were some brilliant individual performers across the board in Super Rugby this season, but who was good enough to make our Team of the Year?

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Dowd: Why the Crusaders will complete the three-peat

Argentina are poised for a strong Rugby Championship and World Cup on the back of the Jaguares' success. But a first Super Rugby title won't be heading to South America on Saturday, Craig Dowd writes.

Jaguares riding strong sense of self-belief

Agustin Creevy says the Jaguares now believe they can win every time they take to the pitch regardless of the opposition -- and that includes Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders.


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