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Andrew Hore joins Ma'a Nonu as All Black without a Super deal

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Andrew Hore joined Ma'a Nonu on Tuesday as an All Black without a Super Rugby home, fuelling speculation he is on the verge of retirement.

All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore to retire

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Veteran All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore confirmed his international retirement on Wednesday after 83 Test appearances for New Zealand.

Mealamu back for Blues after another calf injury

Blues and All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu  returns from a calf injury.

Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

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Mark Hammett standing down as Hurricanes coach

Standing down: Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett.

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.

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Three former Wallabies named in World XV

Three former Wallabies have been named in a World XV squad to play South Africa in Cape Town.

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Two new All Blacks caps to face England

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.

Barbarians get into Gear against England

Julian Guyer New Zealand's Hosea Gear scored two tries as the Barbarians went some way to restoring their reputation with a 39-29 win over an unfamiliar-looking England at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Matt Giteau to captain World XV against Springboks

Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau celebrate winning the French Top 14 final last weekend.

Matt Giteau will captain a World XV against South Africa in a non-cap game on Saturday.

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Matt Giteau to lead World XV against Springboks

Matt Giteau

Australian fly-half Matt Giteau will lead a strong World XV side out against the Springboks on Saturday in Cape Town.

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Lack of depth leaves weary Wallabies with little in tank

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Paul Cully When Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie replaced Quade Cooper after 59 minutes of the Test against Italy in Turin, it was a sensible bit of squad management he probably longs he could do a bit more of.

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Kieran Read passes Go and collects plaudits

Kieran Read.

Daniel Gilhooly It was appropriate that an affluent London suburb was the setting as No.8 Kieran Read acknowledged he's come a long way from the player ranked last on an All Blacks' monopoly board.

All Blacks drop Cory Jane for England Test

Cory Jane.

Marc Hinton It was a no-brainer for Steve Hansen to pick Dan Carter to brings up his ton against the Poms at Twickenham, and almost as easy for him to restore Julian Savea to the left wing and give Cory Jane a...

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All Blacks change seven for Irish Test

Aaron Cruden of New Zealand.

Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks selectors have made seven changes to their starting team to face Ireland, explaining that a gruelling two months has caught up with them.

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Highlanders v Blues

Richard Shute Highlanders v Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm

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Keven Mealamu forced to return home with calf injury

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu is out of action with a calf injury.

WELLINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Auckland Blues hooker Keven Mealamu has been forced to return home early from South Africa with a calf injury that is likely to cause Steve Hansen some concern as the...

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Adder boy! 100 up for Hurricanes captain 'Snake' Smith

Greg Stutchbury Conrad Smith has been approached about leaving the Hurricanes during his long rugby career but he said he never had any intention of quitting the capital club.

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Richie McCaw targets Springboks game for All Blacks return

Richie McCaw.

The All Blacks have gambled on injured Richie McCaw being fit for their showdown Test against the Springboks early next month, and named the talismanic skipper in the 28-man touring squad.

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McCaw back for All Blacks against Boks

Richie McCaw.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw returns from injury to play his 120th Test in one of two starting changes to the side to face South Africa in Johannesburg.

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'Typing error' nearly costs All Blacks dearly

Darren Shand.

JOHANNESBURG: The Rugby Championship decider between South Africa and New Zealand Saturday delivered a pulsating match, and a "typing error" that temporarily halted the game.

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Cory Jane back in All Blacks squad to play Wallabies

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Outside back Cory Jane has been included in the All Blacks' squad for the third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia, just over a week after coming back from a long spell on the sidelines.