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09:55:00, Thu 22 Jun 2017

All Blacks Squad named to take on the British and Irish Lions in Test 1

The All Blacks team to play the first Test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on Saturday 24 June has been named. The match day 23 for the first Test of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series is (with Test caps in brackets): 1. Joe Moody (25)2. Codie Tay...

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11:12:00, Mon 1 Aug 2016

All Blacks squad for 2016 Investec Rugby Championship

The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, have selected their squad for the 2016 Investec Rugby Championship. The squad is as follows: (with province, Investec Super Rugby team and Test caps in brackets)Forwards:HookersDane Coles (Wellington / Hurricanes, 39)Codie Taylor (Canterbury / Crusaders, 5)Nathan Harris (Bay of...

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12:04:00, Thu 23 Jun 2016

All Blacks team named for the final Test of Steinlager Series

The All Blacks side to play the third and final Test of the Steinlager Series against Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, this Saturday 25 June, has been named, with new All Black Elliot Dixon picked to start at blindside flanker, and two other possible new caps, prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi and loose forward Liam Squire, named on the bench. The ma...

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10:44:00, Thu 16 Jun 2016

All Blacks team for second Test against Wales named

  The All Blacks side to play the second Test of the Steinlager Series against Wales at a sold-out Westpac Stadium, Wellington, this Saturday 18 June, has been named. The team is (with Test caps in brackets): 1. Joe Moody (12)2.  Dane Coles (37)3.  Owen Franks (79)4.  Brodie Retallick (48)5.  Samuel Whitelock (73)6.  Jerome Kaino ...

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08:18:00, Thu 9 Jun 2016

All Blacks team for first Steinlager Series Test named

The All Blacks side to play the opening Test of the Steinlager Series against Wales at Eden Park, Auckland, this Saturday 11 June, has been named.The team is (with Test caps. Uncapped All Blacks are in bold.) Starting XV 1. Joe Moody (11) 2. Dane Coles (36) 3. Owen Franks (78) 4. Luke Romano (22) 5. Brodie Retallick (47) 6. Jerome Kaino (67) 7....

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10:28:00, Sun 29 May 2016

All Blacks squad named for Steinlager Series 2016

All Blacks squad named for Steinlager Series 2016 The All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox have named a mixture of experience and new talent for the three Steinlager Series Tests against Wales. The squad is as follows: (with province and Test caps. New All Blacks are in bold.) Forwards HookersDane Coles (Wellington, 36...

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13:18:00, Wed 17 Feb 2016

Historic double header of All Blacks rugby in Chicago in November

American sports fans are in for a feast of rugby when the All Blacks return to Soldier Field in Chicago to play Ireland for the first time on American soil, and the Maori All Blacks take on the USA Eagles. The World Champions will play the 2015 Six Nations Champions on Saturday 5 November at iconic Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. It’s...

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12:34:00, Fri 11 Dec 2015

All Blacks success celebrated at 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards

The All Blacks have swept the major awards at tonight’s Steinlager Rugby Awards following their historic back-to-back Rugby World Cup triumph in the United Kingdom last month.The World Champions have been crowned the adidas Team of the Year for the fifth year in a row. All Blacks centurion Ma’a Nonu is this year’s winner of the Kelvin R. Tremain...

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13:30:00, Thu 19 Nov 2015

Richie McCaw retires from rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby.The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis...

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10:50:00, Mon 9 Nov 2015

NZ's win a triumph for all Rugby

That was the view of the man who guided his Munster team to a famous win over the All Blacks in 1978, Tony Ward, the former Ireland Test first five-eighths.Writing in the Irish Independent Ward said while sports fans always yearn for the big upset, and he had enjoyed Japan's win over South Africa in the first round, he drew the line in the final...

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00:00:00, Fri 30 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named for Final against Australia at Rugby World Cup 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Australia in their Rugby World Cup 2015 final at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 31st October (Kick-off: 4.00PM) has been named. The team is: Starting XV1. Joe Moody (10)2. Dane Coles (35)3. Owen Franks (77)4. Brodie Retallick (46)5. Samuel Whitelock (72)6. Jerome Kaino (66)7. Richie McCaw (147) — cap...

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00:00:00, Thu 22 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named to face South Africa in Semi-Final at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play South Africa in their Rugby World Cup 2015 semifinal at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 24 October (Kick-off: 4.00PM). The team is: Starting XV1. Joe Moody (9)2. Dane Coles (34)3. Owen Franks (76)4. Brodie Retallick (45)5. Samuel Whitelock (71)6. Jerome Kaino (65)7. Richie McCaw (146) — captain8. Kiera...

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01:05:00, Fri 16 Oct 2015

Quarter-Final team named to face France at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side to play France in their Rugby World Cup 2015 quarterfinal at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 17 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM) has been named. The team is (with Test caps in brackets):Starting XV 1. Wyatt Crockett (44)2. Dane Coles (33)3. Owen Franks (75)4. Brodie Retallick (44)5. Samuel Whitelock (70)6. Jerome Kaino (...

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08:06:00, Thu 8 Oct 2015

All Blacks team for RWC 2015 against Tonga named

The All Blacks side to play Tonga in their final Pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at St James' Park, Newcastle, on Friday 9 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM) has been named, with midfielder Ma'a Nonu to play his 100th Test match. The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Tony Woodcock (117)2. Dane Coles (32)3. Owen Franks (74)4. Lu...

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08:03:00, Thu 1 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named to face Georgia at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Georgia in their third pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday 2 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM). The team is: (with Test caps in brackets):Starting XV 1. Wyatt Crockett (42)2. Dane Coles (31)3. Charlie Faumuina (29)4. Brodie Retallick (42)5. Samuel Whitelock (68)6. Jer...

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08:55:00, Wed 23 Sep 2015

All Blacks team announced to face Namibia at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Namibia in their second pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at The Stadium, London, on Thursday 24 September (Kick-off: 8.00PM), with openside flanker Sam Cane to captain a new-look All Blacks team for the first time. The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Ben Franks (43)2. Codie Ta...

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08:57:00, Fri 18 Sep 2015

All Blacks team named for RWC 2015 opening Test against Argentina

The All Blacks side has been named to play Argentina in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sunday 20 September (Kick-off: 4.45PM). The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Tony Woodcock (115) 2. Dane Coles (30) 3. Owen Franks (72) 4. Brodie Retallick (41) 5. Samuel Whitelock (66) ...

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13:31:00, Wed 2 Sep 2015

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad featuring experience, depth and talent. The squad was unveiled by New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey in front of a packed audience at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, this evening. The All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad is: ...

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15:27:00, Thu 16 Jul 2015

2 months to go until Rugby World Cup 2015

  Tomorrow’s game against Argentina is a sneak preview of the All Blacks’ opening game of Rugby World Cup 2015 and many fans will be watching with the knowledge that in two short months they will be experiencing rugby’s showcase event first hand. Melissa Thompson will be cheering on her beloved All Blacks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch tonight...

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10:03:00, Mon 6 Jul 2015

All Blacks team announced to play Samoa

The All Blacks team for the historic Test against Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday July 8 has been named, with George Moala to make his Test debut on the wing.  A further three new All Blacks have been named on the reserves bench: prop Nepo Laulala, halfback Brad Weber and midfielder Charlie Ngatai. The team is: (with caps in brackets.  New All ...

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10:36:00, Mon 22 Jun 2015

All Blacks 41-man squad announcement

The All Blacks squad for the Samoa Test, Investec Rugby Championship and extra Bledisloe Cup Test has been announced today by All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, with the selectors unveiling an exciting mix of experienced players and new, young talent. The key feature of the 41-man strong squad is the selection of fiv...

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16:19:00, Thu 14 May 2015

All Blacks clash on Saturday

There is no doubt that the All Black selectors will be watching with great interest when many top class players come up against each other in the epic clash in Wellington this Saturday night between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs. It will be the first time that Sonny Bill Williams and Ma’a Nonu have opposed each other since Williams left NZ Rugb...

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13:02:00, Wed 22 Apr 2015

Exciting year for All Blacks selectors

With just under three months until the All Blacks play their first Test of the year, a historic match against Samoa in Apia, there are certainly some big Investec Super Rugby games to be played and important selection decisions to be made.   The question on the minds of many New Zealanders this year is; will Steve Hansen and the All Blacks sele...

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12:55:00, Wed 22 Apr 2015

New Zealand Rugby Remembers WW1

Fans attending New Zealand Investec Super Rugby matches this weekend are urged to arrive early as the teams will be marking Anzac Day with tributes to remember 100 years since Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at Gallipoli.Commemorations at all five Investec Super Rugby matches involving New Zealand and Australian teams will include res...

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17:03:00, Mon 23 Mar 2015

Super Rugby starting to take shape

Super Rugby has been at the forefront of the rugby news across the country this week as teams are shaping up a third of the way through to the regular season. Here’s a quick overview of New Zealand franchises: The Hurricanes are continuing to flourish, and still remain unbeaten in this season’s competition. The team had a tough contest against...

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11:13:00, Thu 19 Mar 2015

Letter from Sir Graham Henry

Dear New Zealand, It’s hard to believe that three and a half years have passed since our Stadium of Four Million witnessed the All Blacks win Rugby’s biggest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, at Eden Park on October 23 in 2011. One of the many highlights that will stay with me, is looking around and seeing the absolute joy on the faces of those in th...

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13:08:00, Tue 17 Mar 2015

Farmer with eyes set on RWC 2015

With four sons playing top-level rugby, Braeden and Caroline Whitlock must have great genes to produce such a high achieving sporting family. Working a 700-hectare farm, milking 1800 dairy cows and with a small group of standardbred broodmare pacers, it is any wonder they find the time to watch their sons play a bit of footy. Travel is far from...

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09:02:00, Fri 27 Feb 2015

Milestones mount during Super Rugby

With Rugby World Cup 2015 fast approaching, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks selectors have plenty of rugby to watch over the coming months. It will be a reassuring factor knowing that many of the players who fronted for the All Blacks in 2014 are continuing to crack milestones in 2015 on a regular basis a vital factor in such an important season...

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16:57:00, Tue 10 Feb 2015

Conrad Smith looking forward to swansong year in New Zealand

Accolades are flowing for the All Blacks most capped centre and Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith, who has today confirmed he is leaving New Zealand rugby at the end of the 2015 season. 33-year-old Smith will join French club Pau on a two-year deal at the end of what will be his 12th season of professional rugby in New Zealand. "I have loved my ...

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17:56:00, Wed 4 Feb 2015

New Zealand preparing for a huge year in Rugby

  The Investec Super Rugby competition isn't far away with the first match next Friday 13th in Christchurch when the Crusaders host the Rebels. This is just the begining of what will be a huge year for rugby not only in New Zealand, but across the rugby world.  As the Super Rugby teams prepare for their local derby battles and taking on the be...

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15:40:00, Tue 13 Jan 2015

All Blacks in Demand

All Blacks fans have plenty to look forward to with the first Test of the 2015 Bledisloe series, in Sydney, going on sale last week. All Blacks Tours released the first package and has already noticed a considerable spike in sales and interest in the match. Fans are expected to pack stadiums for the 2015 All Black Tests to see the All Blacks i...

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