Andrew Hore

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.

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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.

Highlanders v Blues

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

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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.

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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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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Richie McCaw returns in All Blacks training squad

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Veteran flanker Richie McCaw has been included in a 30-man All Blacks squad to train in Auckland this week.

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McCaw back to lead experienced All Blacks team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Richie McCaw of the All Blacks poses during a New Zealand All Blacks IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 headshot session at the Heritage Hotel on September 2, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Mark Geenty Andrew Hore retains the starting hooker's role while Ryan Crotty is in line for a Test debut off the bench in an All Blacks team high on experience.

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McKenzie takes gamble on Cooper off the bench

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Spiro Zavos A few days before the third Test between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions, I chatted with Graham Henry, the great All Blacks coach.

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Bledisloe Cup

Over the hill: could this be the All Blacks' Achilles heel?

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Peter FitzSimons It's on again! Tonight, the revamped Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the opening match of the Bledisloe Cup.

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Halfbacks, hookers and whistleblowers struggle with revised scrum laws

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Georgina Robinson It was the referees and halfbacks you felt for most during the international debut of new scrum laws on Saturday night.

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Live: Australia v New Zealand Bledisloe I

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Alex Rowe Join RugbyHeaven for full, live coverage as the Wallabies look to wrestle back the Bledisloe Cup.

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All Blacks wary of 'dangerous' Wallabies

Steve Hansen.

Georgina Robinson A quiet Wallaby is a dangerous Wallaby. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Australia have withdrawn into themselves after their first Test shellacking and will play as if they have a massive...

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Taylor made to start for All Blacks as Hansen flips conservative script

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Marc Hinton The bold and brave new era of All Blacks rugby continues apace with Wednesday's dramatic promotion of uncapped 24-year-old Tom Taylor to his first Test start.

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