All Blacks selection round table: The front row

There will be plenty of focus not only on the best utilisation of the All Blacks scrum in a World Cup year, but who will be the foundation of the platform which Richie McCaw’s forwards thrive on.
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1991 RWC analysis: Wallabies had turned the corner against the All Blacks

UPDATED 4 January 03:07 NZDT: Our seven-part series looking at each Rugby World Cup continues, and despite what occurred leading into 1991, some sections incorrectly continue to label the All Blacks perennial favourites, although this honour didn’t belong to New Zealand those many years ago.
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All Blacks selection round table: The locks

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the depth of New Zealand Rugby’s second row fraternity was far from spoiled, and when the titan Brad Thorn hung up his boots, one wondered where the All Blacks were going to find some more big big men.
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1987 RWC analysis: Lochore’s All Blacks knew their weaknesses

UPDATED 29 December 06:52 NZDT: We kick off a seven-part series looking at each World Cup, the All Blacks role in the tournament and how the eventual champion managed to conquer the rugby world.
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David Kirk

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Jack Hazlett

New Zealand’s rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Jack Hazlett who passed away this week, aged 76.

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90 years on Invincibles remain larger than life part of All Blacks history

Long before the legend of the Invincibles was formed, rugby was in the midst of a landmark era, as the Great War had only recently ended, the rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks had only just begun, while Wales were unbeaten against New Zealand.
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New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Peter Henderson

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Peter Henderson who passed away earlier this week, aged 88.
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All Blacks Facebook page passes the three million milestone

The All Blacks Facebook page now boasts more than three million fans, cementing its place as the number one rugby fan site in the world.
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All Blacks Facebook page hits three million

The biggest Facebook page in rugby has passed three million likes.
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Leaders' delighted at young All Blacks success

It was praise all round for the leadership and management groups of the All Blacks after their tough 24-16 win over Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday (NZT).
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Sam Cane

Preview: Scotland v All Blacks

The Scots welcome the World Champions to Murrayfield for their 16th Test at the famous ground, and 30th overall since first playing David Revell Bedell-Sivright’s team at Inverleith.
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McLaren’s advice: Scotland can’t fall back on 55-year-old tactics

The immortal Scot Bill McLaren, may he commentate on the game they play in heaven forever, gives some focal feedback to the current team ahead of their 30th Test against the All Blacks.
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Bill McLaren

Editorial: No tartan red carpet for Scottish McCaw

Playing against the Thistles has a special place in All Blacks captain Richie McCaw’s heart, after all, his great great grandfather left Scotland in the 19th century to set up home in New Zealand.
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Wallace, aka Mel Gibson, gives Scots timely advice about freedom

Sir William Wallace, although likely referred to at the time at Uilliam Uallas, was a central figure during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and his speech (well, via Braveheart at least) was defiant when speaking of his people’s independence.
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Vern Cotter

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