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11dCraig Dowd

Braydon Ennor, Ben Lam among those who deserve All Blacks chance

With the Crusaders and Hurricanes in contention for a potential Super Rugby final, some key All Blacks could be spared a trip to Argentina. It's an opportunity for Steve Hansen to throw some fringe players into the World Cup mix - Craig Dowd writes.

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24dCraig Dowd

Rugby must revisit the scrum amid current guessing game

While the refereeing in South Africa has raised some eyebrows across Super Rugby, it's the increasing amount of scrum resets and general uncertainty that is really upsetting fans - Craig Dowd writes.

30dAAP

Former Test coach Alan Jones slams Israel Folau call

While former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones blasted Rugby Australia over its decision to sack Israel Folau, some Australian players used social media to show their love and support for their ex-teammate.

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32dReuters

All Blacks great Dan Carter laughs off World Cup talk

Two-time World Cup winner Dan Carter has laughed off suggestions he could make a surprise return to the All Blacks squad for this year's tournament as New Zealand grapples with concerns over their depth at fly-half.

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40dReuters

Ben Smith's Highlanders career all but over

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith could miss the rest of the Super Rugby regular season with a hamstring strain in a blow for the Highlanders' title hopes.

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53dCraig 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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54dReuters

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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68dAAP

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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69dAAP

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.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • TRIES SCORED
    1st 33 Tries
  • POINTS DIFFERENCE
    = 1st 93 points