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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...

Crusaders dominate in reality check for Chiefs

Luke Whitelock

Marc Hinton There is no panic in the Chiefs ranks, despite a good old-fashioned 43-15 butt-kicking at the hands of the Crusaders on Friday night. The defending champions have been down this rocky road before.

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Efficient Chiefs cruise past Lions

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Marc Hinton Moneyball, the Hollywood types would brand it. Picking players based on stats to produce results. Down in Chiefs country they just call it winning rugby.