Awards, accolades crown All Blacks year

It was celebrations all round for the All Blacks after their 34-16 win over Wales in Cardiff on Sunday (NZT) as World Rugby honours were bestowed on the team, coach Steve Hansen and lock Brodie Retallick, as performers of the year.
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Richie McCaw

All Blacks crush Welsh defiance

Beauden Barrett demonstrated why he is an integral part of the All Blacks' machine when scoring two second-half tries as they dealt Wales a harsh lesson in fitness to end their year with a 34-16 win at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday (NZT).
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Julian Savea

Cardinal McCaw long ago exorcised the demons of Cardiff

Richie McCaw had been captain of the All Blacks for less than four years when he took his team to Cardiff to play France in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
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Richie close up

Grinning All Blacks could be a worry for Wales

Meticulous player management and generous use of all players in the squad has led to the All Blacks bounding around Cardiff with an extra spring in their step.
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All Blacks smile

All Blacks team named to play Wales

The All Blacks team to play Wales in the final Test of the MyRepublic Northern Tour at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, this Saturday 22 November (Kick-off: 5.30PM GMT, 6.30AM Sun 23 Nov NZDT) has been named, with the selectors naming a very experienced side to take on the Welsh.
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George Ford tasked with guiding England

George Ford will make his first Test start for England in Saturday’s international against Samoa at Twickenham.
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George Ford

Mark Robinson elected to World Rugby Executive Committee

New Zealand Rugby Board member and former All Black Mark Robinson has been elected to the Executive Committee of World Rugby (formerly the IRB).
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Mark Robinson

Sound numbers for USA v All Blacks broadcast

The sold-out match between the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field Nov.
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All Blacks USA

All Blacks Facebook page passes the three million milestone

The All Blacks Facebook page now boasts more than three million fans, cementing its place as the number one rugby fan site in the world.
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All Blacks Facebook page hits three million

The biggest Facebook page in rugby has passed three million likes.
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Big deal? Yes to teammates, but not to the All Blacks captain

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw becomes the first Test skipper to lead his country in 100 Tests this weekend against Wales.
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Richie McCaw 2014

What has been happening on All Blacks social media this week?

It is the final Test of the year for the World Champions, and already it has been a busy week on social media.
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Blackest ever All Blacks jersey’s stocks stunned by demand

The new adidas 2014 All Blacks jersey is selling like the archetypal hot cake, with overwhelming demand for the newest garb resulting in stocks running out.
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All Blacks jersey

Springboks named for Italy

The Springbok starting team to face Italy in Padova on Saturday shows four changes from the side which beat England at Twickenham last week, with three new faces amongst the pack and one in the backline.

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Johan Goosen

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