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Blackadder's Bath under pressure

Former All Blacks captain and Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder is under pressure as his under-performing Bath side slip down the Premiership ladder in England.
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Sevens Preview: Commonwealth Games

History is set to be made at the Commonwealth Games with women’s sevens appearing for the first time alongside the men’s competition from 13-15 April on the Gold Coast.
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Record number of international appointments for NZ referees

New Zealand referees are set to take centre stage in the coming months with a record number of International appointments across several series.


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PREVIEW: Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji are chasing a fourth consecutive victory in the Hong Kong Sevens over the weekend, a win that could see them overtake South Africa on the HSBC World Sevens series ladder.
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Pumas rugby legend calls time on career

Argentina rugby legend Juan Martin Hernandez has retired with immediate effect.
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England wants end to NZ coaching dominance

New Zealand coaches have 31 percent of the top coaching jobs in world rugby and in England the Rugby Football Union wants to see more opportunities for home grown coaches.
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Five fierce French rivals

Beating France may have been easier in recent years, not least at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the All Blacks unleashed a 62-13 thrashing in the Cardiff quarterfinal that exorcised a lot of demons from previous World Cups, but collectively French sides have been New Zealand's banana skin side.
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Pivac's stocks rise as Llanelli soar

In a week in which New Zealand's dominance of coaching positions in Britain and France has been highlighted, another Kiwi, Wayne Pivac is firming as a favourite to take Warren Gatland's place as coach of Wales.
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Beware of Bastareaud and Fofana

Ahead of France’s first visit to New Zealand since 2013 for the Steinlager Series in June, former All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has sounded a warning for the All Blacks midfield.
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All Blacks podcast with Conrad Smith

From the origins of his nickname 'Snakey' to addressing those retirement rumours, double Rugby World Cup winner Conrad Smith discusses it all on the All Blacks podcast.
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A French view on New Zealand rugby

New Zealand's rugby development systems may be adapted in the future by France if a study undertaken by a French expert are taken on board by his country's rugby officials.
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British free-for-all after Hansen comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's comments that England and their management system for their players after a British & Irish Lions tour was behind their form slump has attracted varied responses in Britain.
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Anscombe says: 'I'm ready'

Former Auckland and Chiefs five-eighths and fullback Gareth Anscombe says he is ready to take on the mantle of Wales' first choice first five-eighths.
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Tony Brown aims to coach in NZ again

Former Highlanders coach and All Black first five-eighths Tony Brown hasn't ruled out a return to coaching in New Zealand when his Japanese stint ends.
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