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World Champions disband before ultimate quest

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, a guest of the Royal Air Force earlier this week, is already enjoying his time away from rugby as the squad that toured the US and Europe slowly breaks up.
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Typhoon

All Blacks hold court, Wallabies fall to fifth

Australia’s 26-23 loss to Ireland on Saturday has seen the Wallabies slip another place to fifth - equalling their lowest ever position since the World Rugby Rankings were introduced in October 2003.
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Anthem 2014

Georgia defeats Japan

Georgia signed off their November programme in style with an impressive 35-24 win against a Japanese side that went into the weekend five places higher than them in the World Rugby Rankings.
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Georgia rugby

The Tight Five: What we learned about the All Blacks

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, is a wrap on the 2014 Test season for the World Champions and number one ranked rugby team on the planet.
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Beauden Barrett

The Foreign Five: What the All Blacks learned about Europe

The ultimate reconnaissance mission has been completed, with New Zealand winning four from four on the MyRepublic Northern Tour in Chicago, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
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Richie McCaw 2014

Tickets for #RWC2015 back on sale!

The first stage of the sale will be split into two phases with the remaining tickets for Pool A and B matches going on sale today!
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World Rugby

Hansen not talking up All Blacks World Cup chances

In 2015 the World Champion All Blacks will attempt to become the first nation in history to successfully defend global crowns.
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Steve Hansen 2014

Gatland: That's why they are number one in the world

Wales may have been in the lead by a point after 68 minutes against the All Blacks, but 19 unanswered points in the closing 10 minutes left the home side marvelling at the world champions.
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Warren Gatland

Springboks happy with win

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and national captain Jean de Villiers both lauded the performance by South Africa in their 22-6 (8-6 at half-time)victory over Italy in Padova on Saturday afternoon.


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Springboks Italy

Scotland account for tough Tonga

A fiery pre-match Sipi Tau from the Tongans threatened to set the plastic pitch on fire as the visitors laid down their mark on kick-off at Rugby Park, as Kilmarnock hosted it’s first Scotland international of the oval ball kind.
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Vern Cotter

The ever fearsome Bakkies Botha hangs up his boots

Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.


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Bakkies Botha

Pressure mounts at first five for All Blacks

Summer, brief as it will be ahead of a Rugby World Cup year, will have rugby pundits facing long debate about the make-up of the prospective side to England next year.
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Beauden Barrett

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

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