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1dAndy Withers and Sam Bruce

Rugby Championship Round 1: Some World Cup cases enhanced, others hurt

There were wins for the Springboks and All Blacks in opening weekend of the Rugby Championship, though none of the four coaches will be particularly overjoyed by what they saw from the first Test of 2019. Full weekend review here.

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Wing Sevu Reece among five All Blacks new caps

Electric winger Sevu Reece will start for the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina while four more uncapped players are lined up on the bench.

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7dCraig Dowd

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.

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Under-strength All Blacks see opportunities in Argentina

With eight Crusaders players sitting out the All Blacks' trip to Argentina, the Pumas have their best chance at notching a maiden win over the world champions. But New Zealand's fringe World Cup players can see an opportunity in the adversity.

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13dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

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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Crusaders secure record 10th Super Rugby title

The Crusaders clinched their 10th Super Rugby title with a tight 19-3 victory over the Jaguares in chilly conditions at Rugby League Park in Christchurch on Saturday.

19dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Final preview: Crusaders vs. Jaguares

The Crusaders are chasing their 10th Super Rugby title, the Jaguares from Argentina their first. Sam Bruce unpacks the chief storylines ahead of the grand final in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Crusaders lose Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett for Super Rugby Final

Crusaders inside centre Ryan Crotty and lock Scott Barrett have been ruled out of the Super Rugby final against the Jaguares on Saturday and likely the entirety of the Rugby Championship after breaking bones in their hands.

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World Rugby abandons Nations Championships

World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday.

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35dCraig Dowd

Craig Dowd's All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad

With the Super Rugby regular season in the books, Craig Dowd has named his All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup. The brilliant form of some rising youngsters was good enough to earn a ticket, but the story isn't so rosy for one injury-riddled veteran.

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