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All Blacks winger Cory Jane has dig of his own at Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

Cory Jane happy to play second-fiddle to Julian Savea's tryscoring feats

Hat-trick hero: Julian Savea crosses the line but the try was disallowed for a forward pass.

Daniel Gilhooly Julian Savea racked up the big numbers but fellow All Blacks winger Cory Jane had as much reason for satisfaction in Hamilton on Saturday night.

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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.

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...

Cory Jane one of three changes to All Blacks team

Daniel Gilhooly Cory Jane makes a rapid-fire return to the All Blacks wing while there are two unexpected changes in the forward pack to face Australia in Dunedin.

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All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

Cory Jane

The All Blacks suffered a double blow on the eve of Saturday's Test against the Wallabies with captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane ruled out after picking up injuries in training.

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Uncapped Nathan Harris named in All Blacks squad

Uncapped hooker Nathan Harris is almost certain to make his Test debut during New Zealand's final two Rugby Championship matches in Argentina and South Africa after being named in Steve Hansen's...

Aaron Cruden returns as Steve Hansen makes three changes to All Blacks

Aaron Cruden.

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden has returned to the All Blacks' starting side after recovering from a chest injury to face South Africa in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship at Wellington Regional...

Beauden Barrett gets chance as All Blacks' pivot

Winds of change: Hurricanes No.10 Beauden Barrett will start at five-eighth for the All Blacks.

Sean Martin Beauden Barrett's hold on the All Blacks' five-eighth jersey may last just a week.

Coach Steve Hansen gives Israel Dagg chance to impress in All Blacks match against Argentina

Time to shine: Israel Dagg.

Richard Knowler All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's generosity could make or break Israel Dagg's rugby year.

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Record-chasing All Blacks have an ominous spring in their step

Selection options ... Israel Dagg

Marc Hinton There is a spring in the step of the record-chasing All Blacks as they prepare for a Bledisloe Cup opener of monumental proportions – a situation assistant coach Ian Foster takes as a very good...

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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.

Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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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.

Fireworks mishap leaves three hurt at Eden Park rugby Test

Eden Park fireworks

One spectator was taken to hospital and another two injured in a pyrotechnics misfire at the rugby union Test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland.

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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ARU confident of luring best talent for Sevens despite cash constraints

Sevens potential: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is confident it will be able to attract the best talent ahead of Australia's 2016 Olympics sevens campaign without tipping in any extra cash. 

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Israel Dagg out as All Blacks spring Bledisloe Cup selection shock with Ben Smith

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Marc Hinton Steve Hansen has sprung a Bledisloe selection surprise of his own, picking the in-form Ben Smith at fullback and dropping a fully fit Israel Dagg for the first time since he became the first-choice...

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Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Israel Folau

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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Matt Todd misses out as All Blacks welcome back Carter

Back in black: Dan Carter has been named in a 31-man New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship.

Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...

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