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All Blacks and New Zealand Maori eye Chicago double-header next year

New Zealand Rugby are eyeing a return to Chicago for the All Blacks next year.

South Africans question legality of McCaw lineout try

The lineout in question. All Blacks captain Richie McCaw snares the throw to charge over for the touchdown.

South Africans are questioning the legality of Richie McCaw's sensational lineout try that secured the All Blacks' latest win over the Springboks.

Fijian player in tears after racial taunts

Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca was the target of racial taunts during a Canterbury club rugby final.

Brendon Egan   A Fijian rugby player racially taunted during Christchurch's senior club final was so distraught he could not finish the match.

Nonu injured in All Blacks win over Springboks

Ma'a Nonu is likely to miss the Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.

Richard Knowler   Ma'a Nonu's immediate playing future is in doubt after the inside centre suffered a shoulder injury in the All Blacks' gritty 27-20 win over the Springboks in Johannesburg.

McCaw magic seals All Blacks win

Richie McCaw and Schalk Burger  shake hands after New Zealand's victory.

Nick Said   New Zealand captain Richie McCaw grabbed a late winning try to lift the All Blacks to a dramatic 27-20 win over South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Speight's grandfather the wind beneath his World Cup wings

Henry Speight poses during an ARU media opportunity at Allianz Stadium on Thursday in Sydney.

David Polkinghorne   In an odd way, Henry Speight's five-week suspension came at the perfect time for the ACT Brumbies winger, allowing him to return home for his grandfather Jope Seniloli's funeral. 

Sopoaga and Broadhurst to make debuts for All Blacks

In the frame: Lima Sopoaga will make his All Blacks debut on Sunday against the Springboks.

Richard Knowler   Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst will make their Test debuts against the Springboks in Johannesburg on Sunday.

All Blacks expect Bok backlash at Ellis Park

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Kieran Read, crosses to score.

Super Rugby, Crusaders v Lions, AMI Stadium, Christchurch.

New Zealand are expecting a South Africa backlash at a hostile Ellis Park when the teams meet in a crunch Rugby Championship fixture on Saturday.

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All Blacks to shuffle deck for Springboks

Kiwi star: Sonny Bill Williams is a key figure for New Zealand.

Richard Knowler   The chance to scrutinise the new faces in the All Blacks squad may have been too tempting for the Springboks when the two teams boarded a flight together to South Africa last Sunday.

New Zealand All Blacks' depth envied the world over

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Matthew Burke   I was asked recently whether back-to-back World Cup wins could be on the cards for the All Blacks. The follow-up question was a cracker. They have an ageing team, do you think they will have the legs through to the end of October?

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All Blacks cruise to victory over Pumas

Try time: Charles Piutau scores a try against Argentina in Christchurch.

Richard Knowler   Given the circumstances, no-one's jaws sagged when the All Blacks overwhelmed Argentina 39-18 in Christchurch on Friday night.

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McCaw expects All Blacks to lift against Argentina

Captain's run: Richie McCaw at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Richard Knowler   All Blacks captain Richie McCaw said there was little point in firing verbal shots at his men after their sloppy display against Samoa last week.

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All Blacks pick Waisake Naholo for Test debut

Flying start: Waisake Naholo will play on the wing for the All Blacks.

Tony Smith   Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo will make his All Blacks debut against Argentina on Friday night, while Crusaders veterans Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will start in their final Christchurch Test.

Why Daley wants his players to keep a "Blue Head"

Blue heads: NSW are taking a leaf out of the All Blacks' book.

Brad Walter   4948Whenever NSW players get frustrated or show signs of losing their cool on the field, trainers Nathan Brown, Ron Palmer and Travis Touma squirt them in the face with a water bottle.

Muliaina charged with sexual assault

Mils Muliaina during the 2011 World Cup.

Former All Black Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault, according to a report.

'Biggest load of shit': Springboks unload on Suzy the Waitress claims

World Cup winner James Small.

Suzy the waitress is the stuff of folkore in the annals of the Rugby World Cup.

Cult hero All Black dead at 42

Cult hero: Norm Berryman played one Test for the All Blacks.

Brendon Egan   Northland "Folk hero" Norman Berryman was polarising in his rugby career, but afterwards happily made his way in Australia as a forklift driver in Perth.

Chiefs lose Messam and SBW to sevens

Liam Messam, left, and Sonny Bill Williams will be a big loss to the Chiefs next season.

The Chiefs are set to lose All Blacks stars Liam Messam and Sonny Bill Williams to sevens next season which, in addition to a cleanout of outside backs and locks, has left a gaping hole to fill in the franchise's 2016 Super Rugby roster.

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Five new faces in All Blacks squad

In form: Nehe Milner-Skudder has been a key performer for the Hurricanes.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has selected five newcomers in his initial 41-strong New Zealand squad as the countdown begins to their World Cup title defence.

Baby Blacks bounce England in final

Champions: New Zeland players celebrates their win.

New Zealand showed superb second-half composure under pressure to unseat defending champions England 21-16 in the world under-20 rugby championship final in Cremona, Italy.