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  1. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks’ winning run comes to an end in draw with Wallabies

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... winning run comes to an end Australia prevented New Zealand from claiming a world-record 18th consecutive win by holding the world champions to a 12-12 draw in a try-less Rugby Championship opener ... for the first time in the three years of the Rugby Championship. The draw means New Zealand continue to share the record of 17 consecutive victories by a top tier nation with the 1965-69 All Blacks ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies to target rookie All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Adam Ashley-Cooper just six weeks after the in-form midfielder shone against the talented youngster in the NSW Waratahs' 44-16 Super Rugby thumping of the Otago Highlanders in Sydney. ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Changes afoot for our game at home and abroad

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... What on earth made the International Rugby Board decide to change its name to World Rugby? The rebranding exercise comes out of the blue and is a pointless exercise unless the world governing body felt it needed a sea change so badly as the present name was pulling it down. A new name brings new hope and perhaps World Rugby will usher in a new era where more focus will be given ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Fierce rivals ready for crunch opener

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:59pm by AFP

    ... Rugby Championship test in Sydney. The New Zealanders, following a 36-13 victory over England in their last match, are equal with the 17-test winning runs of the 1965-69 All Blacks and 1997-98 Springboks. The all-conquering All Blacks have not tasted defeat since going down to England at Twickenham in December 2012, and have not lost a match in the two four-nation Rugby Championship ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Aussie chief hopes IRB rebranding will boost game

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nottingham The Australian at the helm of the International Rugby Board has insisted the global governing body’s decision to change its name is more than a cosmetic exercise. From November, the IRB will become known as World Rugby, with the new brand to be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18, and the new name ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Ben Smith retains place over Israel Dagg as All Blacks name team to face Australia

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse

    ... on Thursday for the opening Rugby Championship Test against Australia, with World Cup winner Israel Dagg finding himself on the outer. Dagg failed to even make the match-day squad for the clash ... Dagg, a 39-test veteran who was a key part of New Zealand’s 2011 World Cup triumph, has endured a patchy season at Super Rugby level, while Smith has consistently produced outstanding ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    De Villiers returns from injury to captain Springboks against Argentina

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pretoria Youngsters Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager given a start by coach Heyneke Meyer in Rugby Championship opener Jean de Villiers returns to captain South Africa for their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina this weekend while youngsters Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager are all given a start by coach Heyneke ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies ‘must take risks against All Blacks’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... for their Rugby Championship clash in Sydney. McKenzie said he had opted for the mercurial Beale in the pivotal fly-half role instead of the more solid Bernard Foley on the basis of Beale's form towards the end of the Super Rugby competition and his test experience. Beale had played the entire Super Rugby season at inside centre for champions New South Wales Waratahs and appeared to have ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks aim for record 18th straight win against Wallabies

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney All Blacks target record 18th win in a row The New Zealand juggernaut rumbles into the Rugby Championship on the back of a 17-match winning streak with South Africa, ... the absence for at least the first two tests of injured fly-half Dan Carter, the highest points scorer in test rugby, should not therefore result in exploitable weakness in the side. Aaron Cruden ably ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Tourists run in six tries to overwhelm former Super Rugby champions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Christchurch England fringe players prove a point as they dominate Canterbury Crusaders in 38-7 drubbing Out of reach England’s fringe test players proved to coach Stuart Lancaster he was on the right track to build depth as he prepares for next year’s World Cup with a 38-7 victory over the seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch ...




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