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Finals players will miss Argentina Test

The All Blacks will go into their first Investec Rugby Championship Test, against Argentina in Buenos Aires on July 21 without several key players.
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Penalties consistency concerns All Blacks coach

Penalties being issued against New Zealand sides over recent weekends in Investec Super Rugby were of concern to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
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Australia post-Folau will be different - Hansen

Reminders to the All Blacks of the dangers in engaging on social media would be reinforced in the wake of the Israel Folau controversy which has dominated the Australian game in recent weeks.
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Dynamic game plan necessary to beat All Blacks

Anyone wanting to deny the All Blacks the Rugby World Cup this year will need to have a dynamic game plan.
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Wales on target for Rugby World Cup - Howley

Former Wales halfback and assistant coach during Warren Gatland's coaching regime with the national side, Rob Howley believes Wales have a great chance to win the World Cup later this year.
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Injury concerns start to mount ahead of World Cup

It's the time of year when international coaches start to sweat on any injuries that could involve longer recovery times and Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has been finding that recently.
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Parkes' prediction played out for Anscombe

Former Manawatu and Blues second five-eighths Hadleigh Parkes called it right with his New Zealand and Wales teammate Gareth Anscombe in Welsh club rugby on Saturday.
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First World Cup game vital for Springboks

Former Springbok hooker, and Cheetahs coach, Naka Drotske believes South Africa's opening game at the Rugby World Cup, against the All Blacks in September will be crucial to Springbok hopes of winning the event.
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Competitive Cup great for world rugby - White

New Zealand may be the favourites to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan this year, but the gap between them and rivals has closed and former Springboks coach Jake White believes any of five teams could claim the prize.
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Gatland Lions' target for third tour

British & Irish Lions officials are hoping to seal an agreement with Warren Gatland to coach the Lions on their 2021 tour of South Africa.
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All Blacks worried about Boks - SA critic

Former Springbok hooker and television critic Hanyani Shimange believes the All Blacks are worried about the threat South Africa poses at the Rugby World Cup later this year.
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Southern rugby stalwart Ray Harper dies

Raymond Aubrey Ian Harper QSM, QSO, born July 17, 1927,Invercargill, died April 4, 2019, Invercargill.
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Smith happy with another two years in south

All Blacks and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith said having signed for another two years in New Zealand he had some solid goals and was pleased he would be able to stay based in Dunedin while working towards them.
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Ruck return will test players, referees and coaches - Barnes

Trialling the demise of the 'jackal' where defenders get over the ball after a tackle to attempt a turnover was good news according to former British & Irish Lion and England five-eighths Stuart Barnes.
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