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World Cup challenge put to All Blacks

Expectations of performance at the highest level will be no less for the All Blacks in their debut in Apia on Wednesday and the challenge was in front of the players to perform to their best over the next five Tests to secure a World Cup place.
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Steve Hansen

All Blacks lessons drive England build-up

England believe they have found the way to beat the All Blacks should the sides meet at the Rugby World Cup in October.
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Julian Savea

Carter has regained his spark, Ellis

Recalled All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis believes first five-eighths Dan Carter is set to unleash some of the form that made him one of the greats of the world game.
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Andy Ellis

Samoan heritage makes Apia Test special, Mealamu

Experienced All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu speaks for a growing core of players with Samoan rugby heritage when he talks about the significance of the Test match in Apia on Wednesday.
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Keven Mealamu

All Blacks under no illusions about Samoan challenge

Samoa, in Apia, next Wednesday was a challenge and the ideal challenge for the All Blacks, according to coach Steve Hansen.
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Steve Hansen

Heritage and strength as adidas unveils All Blacks jersey for RWC 2015

adidas and New Zealand Rugby have today unveiled the All Blacks Rugby World Cup jersey, combining the latest in sporting apparel technology with a homage to the most iconic of All Blacks teams, The Originals.
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Richie McCaw RWC 2015

All Blacks scratch 17 as Samoa reveal skipper

With the Hurricanes and Highlanders playing in the Investec Super Rugby Final this weekend, 17 of the 41 players selected in the All Blacks initial squad of 2015 will not feature against Samoa.
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All Blacks Samoa

McCaw wants best possible start in Apia

Being part of the first All Blacks team to play a Test in Apia was exciting but the July 8 match would be just as important to get the season off to a good start, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said in Auckland on Friday.
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Richie McCaw

All Blacks slip into Test preparation mode

Shaking out Investec Super Rugby cobwebs and restoring attention to the demands of international rugby has been the mantra for the first All Blacks training squad session in Auckland this week.
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Steve Hansen

The Tight Five: Four remain, but who will be Super Rugby's 2015 finalists?

In what could be a mouthwatering teaser to the Bledisloe Cup, both Investec Super Rugby Semi Finals will be New Zealand v Australia affairs, as the rested Hurricanes and Waratahs prepare to welcome opposition from across the Tasman.
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Highlanders Waratahs

Tributes flow for Norm Berryman

New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders have paid tribute to Norm Berryman, who passed away in Australia overnight aged 42-years-old.
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Norm Berryman

"McCaw, Carter will be ready" claims Guscott

Former England and British and Irish Lions centre Jeremy Guscott is picking Richie McCaw and Dan Carter to be ready to perform for the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup this year.
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Richie McCaw and Dan Carter

Hansen looking forward to start of the All Blacks season

The first All Blacks squad of 2015 has been revealed, and it’s the start of an international season which will reach its climax at the Rugby World Cup in the UK.
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Steve Hansen 2015

Meyer not panicking over Super Rugby form

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer is not pushing the panic button in spite of the fact South Africa has endured its worst Investec Super Rugby campaign since 2003.
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Heyneke Meyer

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