Forwards to be reinforced, but depth is apparent

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said that the fact his team is able to lose players and still perform is a testament to culture and the overall system, and having three key forwards back for selection will only create a pleasant headache.
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Sam Whitelock 2014

Hawke’s Bay complete first Ranfurly Shield defence

Unlike last year, where the Magpies held the Log o’Wood for just six days, Hawke’s Bay will enjoy a longer Shield tenure after defeating Otago 41-0.
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Ranfurly Shield 2014

Waikato hang on despite fast finishing Counties

Waikato have won their third game of the season to move into the ITM Cup Premiership top four, with their blistering start to the contest in Hamilton enough to hold off Counties for a 26-21 victory.
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Counties 2014

Nonu ruled out for remainder of 2014 season

All Blacks second five-eighth Ma’a Nonu has been ruled out of rugby for the remainder of the year, after it was confirmed that the 93-Test midfielder had broken his forearm against the Springboks.
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Ma'a Nonu 2014

All Blacks hold off great foes South Africa

In the end it was down to some belligerent and tireless defence from the All Blacks, and a couple of moments of sublime from Kieran Read and Richie McCaw, that allowed the hosts to defeat the Springboks 14-10 at Westpac Stadium.
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All Blacks Springboks Haka

Win provides timely reminder for All Blacks

If Ellis Park in 2013 produced one of the greatest of running Test matches, then Westpac Stadium in 2014 reverted to traditional All Blacks-Springboks type.
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Kieran Read

Southland win a nail biter over Northland

The Stags have won a brilliant contest against a red hot Northland side 36-34 at Invercargill today, turning around a poor recent run to put themselves back into ITM Cup Championship contention.
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Southland fans

Preview: All Blacks v Springboks

This is the big one, the All Blacks are always keen to measure themselves physically against a Springboks team not merely known for a power game, but recognised as being the one nation that is rarely if ever overawed by New Zealand.
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Springboks Bryan Habana

Otago in front but big guns chasing in Women's Provincial Championship

New Zealand's Women's Provincial Championship heavyweights Auckland and Canterbury continued their move back towards the top of the points table after big wins on Saturday.
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Emma Jensen

Buller move to top in Heartland

Buller scored a key 19-10 win over South Canterbury to move to the head of the Heartland Championship on Saturday.
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