Preview: 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship

For four glorious years New Zealand won the early editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship (formerly the IRB Junior World Championship), but the 2015 team will arrive in Italy seeded third, without a title win over their last three campaigns.
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NZU20 Haka

NZ Barbarians management team for Maori All Blacks revealed

The New Zealand Barbarians Club has appointed the management team to prepare the Barbarians for the 18 July match against the Maori All Blacks.
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NZ Barbarians

Black Ferns step up preparations for Canada, England and USA

The four-time World Champion Black Ferns will play host's Canada as well as Women Rugby World Champions England and USA, kicking off in Calgary.
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Black Ferns Haka

Williams: Don't write off South Africa

Former South African World Cup-winning wing Chester Williams has warned opposing sides not to write off the Springboks at this year's Rugby World Cup.
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Chester Williams and the Rugby World Cup

Brodie Retallick the poster child for U20s graduation

With the World Rugby U20 Trophy just finished and its sister event the Championship to kick-off in Italy next week we take a look at some of the players to have graduates from them both to the test arena.
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Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick and Jerome Kaino

The Tight Five: Brumbies could have the edge on the Waratahs

While the defending Investec Super Rugby champions lead the Australian Conference, they are off to the Republic to face the Lions and the Cheetahs over the next fortnight, before returning home to face the Reds in Sydney.
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Highlanders Force

England aim to be fittest at World Cup

England coach Stuart Lancaster has embarked on a mission to make his team the fittest in the world ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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Stuart Lancaster

Thorn set for career exit with Baabaas

New Zealand will be well represented in the Barbarians side to play Ireland and an England XV on Thursday and Sunday respectively.
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Brad Thorn

All Blacks selection round table: Fullback

We continue our 2015 selection series ahead of the All Blacks Test season, focusing on the men who will constitute the last line of defence for the World Champions.
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Ben Smith Israel Dagg

Sevens 7even: What we learned about the 2014/2015 Men’s Series

The 16th World Sevens Series is over for another season, a unique campaign which doubled as qualification for The Summer Games in Rio, with Fiji crowned the new champions of the Sevens world.
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All Blacks Sevens 2015

Seven French World Cup finalists make cut for 2015 tournament

France coach Philippe Saint-André unveils a 36-man training squad to prepare for Rugby World Cup 2015 that bears little resemblance to the one that played in the 2011 final.
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France face the haka

The Tight Five: Clever Australian champions stirring late in the season

The Brumbies, Reds and Waratahs – the only Investec Super Rugby teams from Australia to win the overall championship – recorded crucial victories to ensure that at least two of ‘original three’ remain in final’s calculations.
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Wallabies All Blacks

The Tight Five: Horror round for the Republic to force strategic overhaul?

There is no need for panic stations in South Africa, three of their sides are still in contention to reach the 2015 Investec Super Rugby Finals Series, but when a nation is whitewashed during a round, the inquisitors start asking questions.
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All Blacks Springboks Haka

All Blacks to inspire England cricket

Troubled England cricket boss Andrew Strauss is aiming to take a leaf from the All Blacks' book to sort out his country's woes.
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Richie McCaw

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