All Blacks XV: Tongan Descent

As we build towards September’s All Blacks Test match against Tonga in Hamilton, we select an All Blacks XV made up of players with Tongan descent.

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All Blacks XV Tongan descent

All Blacks’ granddaughter to attend Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli

Royal New Zealand Navy’s Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Nic Irvine has rugby in her blood. 

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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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Ray Harper

Barnes says 'that pass' was biggest mistake

England Test referee Wayne Barnes acknowledged the missed French forward pass during the 2007 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against the All Blacks in Cardiff was the 'most high-profile mistake' of his career.
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Wayne Barnes yellow cards Luke McAlister

Zinny happy Momoa is jersey custodian

Zinzan Brooke is “delighted” that an old All Blacks match jersey of his turned up on the back of movie star Jason Momoa last weekend at the Vancouver Sevens.
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Zinzan Brooke

Tu'inukuafe's rise recognised by Almanack

Book Review: 2019 Rugby Almanack, edited by Clive Akers, Geoff Miller and Adrian Hill.
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Karl Tu'inukuafe

Springbok great Johan Claassen dies

South African rugby player, captain, coach, administrator and manager of the Springboks on the 1981 tour of New Zealand Johan Claassen has died aged 89.
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Brynard played key role in great SA victory over All Blacks

Wing Gertjie Brynard, who played a key role in one of the greatest Springbok Test victories over the All Blacks, died in South Africa at the weekend aged 80.
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All Blacks year in numbers

Take a look back at the year that was in this All Blacks 2018 Infographic.

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'A life-changing win' - Munster, 1978

Former British & Irish Lions, Ireland and Munster first five-eighths Tony Ward has reflected on the impact, 40 years after the event, his Munster side's 12-0 victory over the All Blacks had on his life.
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1978 tour manager Russ Thomas, captain Graham Mourie and coach Jack Gleeson (behind Mourie)

All Blacks have conceded 36 before

One of the by-products of last weekend's 36-34 victory by South Africa over the All Blacks was the claim that it was a record-breaking total scored against New Zealand at home.
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Athletic Park

All Blacks v Australia: A rivalry in numbers

From thrilling Bledisloe Cup battles to epic World Cup showdowns, there is no rivalry quite like the one between the All Blacks and Australia.
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Australia 2000

All Blacks' coaching template the best - White

To continue their advance, South Africa needed to look once again at New Zealand's example, especially in relation to their coaching staff.
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Steve Hansen, Graham Henry, Wayne Smith

Last call for Newlands as a Test venue?

It's something that hasn't received a lot of publicity in New Zealand while the country has been engrossed in the Steinlager Series against France, but Saturday's Test between South Africa and England may be the last to be played at the venerable Newlands ground in Cape Town.
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Newlands, Cape Town

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