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All Blacks drop Cory Jane for England Test

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...

Coach welcomes week off after opening loss

Jamie Joseph

Marc Hinton IT SOUNDS bizarre, but Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is glad he's got a bye just one week into the new Super Rugby season to address a growing list of issues that confront him.

Rugby

Resurgent Highlanders deliver knockout blow to Blues' hopes

Ma'a Nonu

Marc Hinton Piri Weepu was knocked cold and his Blues were also left needing the smelling salts after the Highlanders finally unleashed the heavyweight display their fans had been waiting to see all season.

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Rugby

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

Tom Taylor

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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Rugby

Highlanders engage Gear to grind out tough victory despite clocking off early

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Marc Hinton The Highlanders put the financial woes of the Otago rugby union to one side with a superb 27-24 win over the Crusaders in their Super Rugby match in Dunedin on Saturday.