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O'Brien's 3-0 claim 'sporting insanity'

British & Irish Lions flanker Sean O'Brien rocked the rugby boat with his criticism of the coaching of the side in New Zealand earlier this year, but his claims have been described as 'bordering on sporting insanity'.
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Beauden Barrett was ready to answer the call

All Blacks first five-eighths Beauden Barrett didn't know until Thursday evening that he would be travelling to Buenos Aires but he was ready to answer the call and join the side before they flew out on Friday evening.
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Risk and reward in All Blacks' choices for Argentina

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen preferred to look at the absence of world-ranked locks Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock from next weekend's Test against Argentina as an opportunity more than a risk.
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Lynagh: All Blacks' dominance a concern

Former Wallabies World Cup winner Michael Lynagh is concerned All Black dominance of world rugby is not good for the game.
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Lions coaches got it wrong - O'Brien

Outstanding British & Irish Lions loose forward Sean O'Brien believes coach Warren Gatland got it wrong on their tour of New Zealand and the Lions should have won the series.
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All Blacks asking questions of world game

The All Blacks' 57-0 success over South Africa at the weekend sent 'a shiver down every traditional rugby spine from Bloemfontein to Buenos Aires'.
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All Blacks brace for SA backlash

Not even the record-breaking achievements for the All Blacks against South Africa could dent the New Zealand rugby mantra of constantly seeking improvement, and that would be the driving motivation heading into two tough weeks overseas.
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All Blacks are 'rugby's Barcelona, with muscle'

Former England and British & Irish Lions five-eighths Stuart Barnes said the All Blacks' record-breaking 57-0 Investec Rugby Championship win over South Africa was 'irresistible' in his Sunday Times column.
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Halfback ignited potent All Blacks scoring fuse

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith's ability to lift his side at the right moments was evident again when his key play set the eight-try 57-0 victory over South Africa in motion at Albany on Saturday.
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Departing Smith gifted the perfect memento

Retiring All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith said he experienced 'surreal' feelings around his pending departure from the side as his last Test at home produced an almost dreamlike effort to beat South Africa 57-0 at Albany on Saturday.
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NZ-SA rivalry still intense - Hansen

All Blacks misery may have been heaped on South Africa in their record 0-57 defeat at Albany on Saturday but coach Steve Hansen doesn't believe the rivalry between the old foes has been diminished.
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Squad depth contributes to All Blacks' success

A measure of the developing strength of Kieran Read's All Blacks was provided by a non-playing member of the side which inflicted a record 57-0 loss on South Africa at Albany on Saturday.
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Springboks have to pick themselves up quickly

South Africa will have to pick themselves up from their record 0-57 loss to the All Blacks in Albany on Saturday, and they would have to do it quickly before their return games with Australia and New Zealand in the Investec Rugby Championship.
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All Blacks take South Africa apart for record win

Regaining their execution and poise, the All Blacks dismantled, piece by painful piece, the great Springbok revival with a record-breaking score of 57-0 in front of 30,021 at Albany in their Investec Rugby Championship Test on Saturday.
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