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OPINION: Who will line up for the Lions in 2017?

Former Bay of Plenty first five-eighth Nick McCashin picks his current Lions form XV.
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O'Keefe set for Six Nations refereeing debut

New Zealand referee Ben O'Keefe, 27, will make his Six Nations refereeing debut next year when controlling Italy's home game with France in Rome on March 11.
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Lions watch: No.2

It was a good November for northern hemisphere rugby but former Lions and England five-eighths Stuart Barnes believes fans need to stay grounded ahead of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
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Pat Lam set for another career step

Former All Black and Western Samoa international, and Blues coach, Pat Lam's coaching career is set to take another step upwards.
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England not the real deal yet - Woodward

England may have confirmed their status as the powerhouse of European rugby but their only World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward says they are not the real deal yet.
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All Blacks 2016: Year in Review

After losing a number of experienced players following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks simply picked up where they left off by marching to 13 wins from 14 Tests played across the 2016 season.
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Lions watch: No.1

An anterior cruciate ligament injury to Welsh flanker Dan Lydiate is expected to leave him out of consideration for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
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Townsend declines coaching role on Lions tour

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has suffered another blow ahead of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
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Fonotia aims for Samoan team place

Former Crusaders and Tasman midfield back Kieron Fonotia has told Samoa that he is available to be considered for international rugby for them.
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Hemisphere gap no longer exists - Welsh newspaper

A gulf between southern and northern hemisphere rugby no longer exists, according to Welsh newspaper, the Western Mail.
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South Africa slip to sixth, well placed for change- Strauss

Retiring Springboks captain Adrian Strauss believes South African rugby is now in an ideal situation for change and wants to be part of that.
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Sunnier days ahead for France

France coach Guy Noves sees sunnier days ahead for his side after their 19-24 loss to the All Blacks in Paris on Sunday (NZT).
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Off-season vital to All Blacks' hopes in 2017

Evolution of the All Blacks' playing style will continue as the side looks to keep the pressure on opponents, initially with next year's British and Irish Lions tour in mind, but ultimately working towards the next Rugby World Cup.
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All Blacks resources boosted ahead of Lions tour

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has turned his eye towards next year's British and Irish Lions tour happy to have witnessed a satisfying rejuvenation of the side spearheaded by the emerging talent.
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