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Fiji down NZ, secure back-to-back sevens gold

Fiji defeated New Zealand 27-12 to claim the gold medal in the Olympic Rugby Sevens at the Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday, retaining the title they won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.

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U.S. men to host All Blacks at NFL stadium

The U.S. men's national rugby team will host New Zealand in Washington for an October test match designed to grow interest in the sport among Americans in hopes of staging a future Rugby World Cup.

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3dSam Bruce

Rennie says Quade can play: 'He's as sharp as ever'

Quade Cooper could be just one injury away from a shock return to Test rugby, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie confirming the veteran playmaker will have the chance to push for Bledisloe Cup selection by how he trains over the next few weeks.

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Wallabies face stiff Bledisloe Cup switch

The Wallabies face playing two consecutive Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand before taking on the All Blacks in Perth in a condensed Test schedule to accommodate COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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The risers and sliders from All Blacks' Pacific romp

By the end of July, after three Tests against Pacific Island opposition, the All Blacks projected widespread satisfaction with their start to the season. Some players enhanced their reputations, while others head into the Bledisloe Cup with work to do.

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Perenara back but ABs selection comes with Foster swipe

Experienced scrum-half TJ Perenara has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for the Rugby Championship but his selection has come with a not-so-subtle swipe from coach Ian Foster about how his latest contract negotiations played out.

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Slick All Blacks power past Fiji in second Test

Fiji-born Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick of tries for the All Blacks against his home nation as New Zealand trounced Fiji 60-13 to sweep their series 2-0 in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Savea returns as All Blacks ring changes for Fiji

Ardie Savea will play his first international of the season this weekend after he was named among a raft of All Blacks changes for the second Test against Fiji.

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Wallabies return to Canberra for first time in four years

Test match rugby returns to Canberra for the first time in four years, with Rugby Australia announcing the domestic schedule for the Rugby Championship on Wednesday morning.

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Ireland to face New Zealand, U.S. in autumn

Ireland will host New Zealand in one of four international tests announced by the Irish Rugby Football Union for Andy Farrell's squad in October and November.

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Ireland to host All Blacks during November tour

Ireland will host New Zealand in one of four international tests announced by the Irish Rugby Football Union for Andy Farrell's squad in October and November.

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Robertson signs new deal with Crusaders, NZR

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has re-signed through to the end of 2024, ensuring he stays in New Zealand and remains the heir apparent to All Blacks coach Ian Foster.

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Smith to captain All Blacks team with 13 changes

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has retained only two of the players from the side that scored more than a hundred points against Tonga last Saturday for this weekend's Test against Fiji in Dunedin.

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Poite: Trashed dressing room after wrong Lions call

Referee Romain Poite has admitted he got a late call wrong that denied New Zealand a chance of a series victory against the British & Irish Lions in 2017 and that he trashed his Eden Park changing room in anger at his mistake.

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Four uncapped players named in All Blacks squad

The All Blacks have unveiled their first squad for 2021 with David Havili making his return to the squad for the first time since 2017 and the inclusion of four debutants.

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Power Rankings: The Highlanders' chilly challenge in Canberra

The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.

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Analysing the All Blacks options ahead of 2021 Test season

They have suffered some injuries, including the loss of captain Sam Cane for much of the year, but the All Blacks again appear flush with options for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship. Liam Napier runs the rule over a potential squad here.

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Discussions underway over cross-border rugby comp with Japan

Super Rugby could be set for yet another structural change and a return to Asia after it was revealed that discussions have taken place around a new tournament that would pit leading Japanese Top League clubs against those from New Zealand and Australia.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference