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White says Boks are 'real deal' for World Cup

World Cup-winning South African rugby coach Jake White believes the Springboks are set to build on their competitive showing in the Investec Rugby Championship.
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Japanese legend has strong NZ connection

As the rugby world increasingly looks towards next year's Rugby World Cup being staged in Japan, the World Rugby Museum has highlighted one of the early stars of Japanese rugby, Yoshihiro 'Demi' Sakata, who has a strong New Zealand connection.
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Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

The Maori All Blacks squad to play in the USA, Brazil and Chile for their end of year tour, has been named today.
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England facing injury crisis ahead of All Blacks

Ahead of England's November 10 Test with the All Blacks at Twickenham, former England and British & Irish Lions hooker Brian Moore wonders where England can find the players to match the All Blacks, and the Springboks, who they meet on November 3.
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Papali'i shocked, happy and grateful

New All Black Dalton Papali'i follows hooker Asafo Aumua as members of the New Zealand Under-21 team that won the 2017 world tournament in Georgia in stepping up to full international class after his inclusion in the All Blacks touring squad to Europe next month.
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New Zealand Under-18 women set pace in Buenos Aires

New Zealand's Under-18 women's sevens team topped the pool at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires at the weekend and will play Kazakhstan for a place in the final on Tuesday (NZT).
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Anscombe lights up Cardiff in mixed weekend for Kiwis

Former Chiefs and Auckland utility back Gareth Anscombe marked his Cardiff Blues' side's return to Champions Cup rugby in Europe by scoring 20 points in their 30-21 win in Lyon.
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Lowe turns it on again for Leinster

Former Tasman and Chiefs wing James Lowe continues to make an impact with Irish side Leinster, scoring two tries in the weekend's first Champions Cup game, a 52-3 win over Wasps.
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O'Gara thought 'mighty oak was about to fall'

Crusaders assistant coach and former Irish and British & Irish Lions five-eighths Ronan O'Gara was supposed to be having a quiet bit of time off but found himself drawn to his television set last weekend.
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Jones seeking clarity for England against All Blacks

England coach Eddie Jones is determined his side will keep their eye on the ball and not start looking ahead to next year's Rugby World Cup during the November Test window.
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November busy for NZ referees

New Zealand's referees will have a full book of appointments during a busy November of northern hemisphere rugby as teams look to make preparations ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.
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In Numbers: The 2018 Investec Rugby Championship

The All Blacks thrilling victory over South Africa in Pretoria on the weekend put the bow on their third straight Investec Rugby Championship title and sixteenth overall title since the tournament began in 1996 as the Tri-Nations.
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All Blacks-Springboks opener won't decide World Cup

South Africans have been given a reminder that next year's opening game of the Rugby World Cup against the All Blacks will not decide the event.
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Schalk Burger doesn't rule out Test return

Former Springbok loose forward and hard man Schalk Burger hasn't ruled out playing Test rugby again if called upon by coach Rassie Erasmus.
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