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New Zealand

Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

PAUL CULLY The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Going nowhere: Kurtley Beale is closed down by Liam Messam and Ryan Crotty.

GEORGINA ROBINSON There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

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Richie McCaw no spent force, says All Blacks coach

Plenty still to offer: Richie McCaw.

Jim Morton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen disagrees Richie McCaw is a fading force but insists neither he, nor his captain, will be afraid to make the right call to end his illustrious career.

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Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan this week.

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Ryan Crotty to start for All Blacks against Wallabies at Eden Park

Ryan Crotty.

Liam Napier From the fringe to centre stage, Ryan Crotty will start his first test for the All Blacks in Saturday's rematch with the Wallabies at Eden Park.

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The All Blacks have run out of ideas

No longer immune to the whistle: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

Mark Reason Suddenly these All Blacks didn't look half the team that some people had assumed they were.

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Ma’a Nonu and Jerome Kaino set to miss Bledisloe II

Nonu

Marc Hinton The All Blacks look set to be without two of their senior, and most physical, players for what they’re hoping will be a bounce-back Bledisloe performance at Eden Park on Saturday night.

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Why the Wallabies can beat the All Blacks at Eden Park in Bledisloe II

Israel Folau will be looking to break his try drought in Auckland.

Andrew Mehrtens Despite a lot of talk about the All Black response at Eden Park, I see the Wallabies as an even bigger threat this week as they eye a great chance to snap a second win streak in as many weeks.

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Five things we learnt from the slippery Bledisloe Cup opener

Stephen Samuelson dinkus Dinkus

STEPHEN SAMUELSON Much has been written about kicking in Australian rugby this year. The lingering legacy of Jake White’s stint at the Brumbies is tactics that value field position above all else. Kicking in rugby is not the problem. Bad kicking is.

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Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies break All Blacks' record run in opener

Mud bath: Adam Ashley-Cooper is taken to the turf by Aaron Cruden.

GEORGINA ROBINSON A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.

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Wallabies indifferent to All Blacks' attempt at record consecutive wins

''You don’t need any more motivation than that big Bledisloe Cup

RUPERT GUINNESS All Blacks historians may have a blank page open in anticipation that the world's No.1 ranked team will provide a record 18th consecutive Test win to document when they play the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium at Homebush on Saturday night.

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Hosea Gear returns to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs

Hosea Gear in action for the World XV earlier this year.

Former All Blacks wing Hosea Gear is returning to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs, making him eligible to join New Zealand's World Cup defence in England next year.

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Aaron Cruden growing into his skin for All Blacks

Ready to shine: Aaron Cruden.

Marc Hinton It’s water off a duck’s back for Aaron Cruden now. Dan goes down, he steps up and history suggests the All Blacks don’t miss a beat.

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All Blacks satisfied with run-out against North Harbour and Northland

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen (R) with stand-in skipper Kieran Read.

Liam Napier No major injuries and a chance to blow out some rust; the All Blacks got exactly what they needed from a match against North Harbour and Northland in Albany on Friday night.

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Dan Carter remains philosophical over playing future

Stoic: Carter.

Liam Napier Hobbled but far from despondent, Dan Carter portrayed a mixture of frustration and resolve as he spoke about his latest injury setback for the first time today.

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James Slipper says Wallabies don't care about All Blacks' shot at record in Bledisloe clash

Promise: Nathan Charles (left) with James Slipper at Mount Panorama on Wednesday.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The All Blacks are 80 minutes away from claiming the longest ever Test-match winning streak among tier-one nations but the Wallabies "don't really care".

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Rugby

All Blacks' Dan Carter out for four weeks

Sidelined: Carter's injury woes have continued.

Champion All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter has a cracked upper fibula and will likely miss the first four weeks of the Rugby Championship, including the Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies.

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Rugby

Ma'a Nonu set for return to the Hurricanes

Force of nature: Hurricanes centre Ma'a Nonu.

Toby Robson Ma'a Nonu return and the confirmation of Beauden Barrett's decision to stay put are set to counter balance any fall out should the Hurricanes' Super Rugby play-off drought stretch into its sixth year.

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Rugby

All Blacks to Samoa a dream come true for Williams

On the run: Richie McCaw during the recent series against England.

Marc Hinton Rugby great Bryan Williams has lauded the long overdue decision to take the All Blacks to Samoa for an historic test in Apia which now seems likely to happen in July next year.

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Ben Smith shrugs off debate about All Blacks' aura

Highland fling: Fullback Ben Smith.

GEORGINA ROBINSON Endless chatter about the strength or otherwise of the All Blacks "aura" does not worry try-scoring sensation Ben Smith. 

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Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks crush England 36-13 in Hamilton

New Zealand's Malakai Fekitoa is tackled by England's Tom Wood at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Daniel Gilhooly England melted in the face of a merciless All Blacks first-half onslaught to lose the third Test 36-13 in Hamilton and suffer a 3-0 series whitewash.

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New Zealand recall player of the year Read

Kieran Read has returned from concussion.

Kieran Read returns for the All Blacks and exciting midfielder Malakai Fekitoa will earn a first test cap as the hosts try and complete a 3-0 series victory over England in Hamilton on Saturday.

Rugby

All Blacks’ young guns get Steve Hansen excited

Brodie Retallick holds off Marland Yarde in the First Test.

Daniel Gilhooly All Blacks coach Steve Hansen reckons he has a tight five primed to hit their straps at next year’s World Cup.

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Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks clinch series against England

Ma'a Nonu dives over to score for the All Blacks against England at Dunedin.

Daniel Gilhooly Dunedin: The All Blacks spluttered into life in the second half to hold off England 28-27 in the second Test in Dunedin and clinch their three-match series.

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Ben Smith gets first All Blacks fullback start

Ben Smith replaces Israel Dagg in the No.15 jersey for the All Blacks.

Daniel Gilhooly Ben Smith makes a long-awaited start at fullback for the All Blacks after Israel Dagg hobbled out of contention for the second Test against England.

New Zealand All Blacks scrape past England in First Test

Clash of the Titans: Ma'a Nonu tackles England's Marland Yarde.

Marc Hinton A scratchy All Blacks side have survived a scare to down England 20-15 in Auckland in the opening match of their three-Test rugby series.

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Jonah Lomu: England have no excuses for failure

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.

Mick Cleary Former All Black winger believes that the next generation will step up, writes Mick Cleary.

Rugby

All Black Brodie Retallick fails to name a single England player

Faux pas: Brodie Retallick of the Chiefs and All Blacks.

If England's goal was for an anonymous build-up to the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday, it appears to have been a success.

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Two new All Blacks caps to face England

Damaging runner: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders.

Uncapped pair Malakai Fekitoa and Patrick Tuipulotu have been rewarded for breakout Super Rugby seasons with inclusion in the All Blacks squad to face England.

Rugby

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu makes All Blacks-Hitler claim

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu plays for Coca Cola West Red Sparks in the Japanese Top League.

In an apparent bid to get the New Zealand rugby team to tour the Polynesian Islands, former Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has claimed that the All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany "if Hitler had an interest in rugby."

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Rugby Championship 2014

Round 1
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 12 vs NZL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
RSA 13 vs ARG 6 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NZL 51 vs AUS 20 Report Stats
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
ARG 31 vs RSA 33 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL vs ARG 17:35McLean Park
AUS vs RSA 20:05PatS
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Round 4
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL vs RSA 17:35WS
AUS vs ARG 20:05Cbus Super Stadium
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Round 5
Sun, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
RSA vs AUS 01:05Newlands
ARG vs NZL 05:10ECLP
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Round 6
Sun, 05 OctTimes shown AEST
RSA vs NZL 01:05EllS
ARG vs AUS 09:40Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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The Rugby Championship - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
South Africa 2 2 0 0 9 8
New Zealand 2 1 0 1 31 7
Argentina 2 0 2 0 -9 2
Australia 2 0 1 1 -31 2
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