Tony Woodcock

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Tony Woodcock back with the Blues

World Cup-winning All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock is returning to the Blues for next year's Super Rugby season.

Blues v Chiefs

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Force v Blues

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)

All Black Piutau returns for Blues

Boost for the Blues: Charles Piutau returns.

All Black Charles Piutau returns after eight weeks on the sidelines in the only change to the Blues' team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Crusaders v Blues

AMI Stadium, Chrsitchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Tight Five

Wallabies too good for Les Bleus, but they're not at All Black standard yet

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The Wallabies were good, but only good. Cast your mind back just one year and it is clear that the Wallabies are in a better shape than they were.

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Five things we learned from Wallabies-France third Test

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Stephen Samuelson Five talking points from Australia's big win over the French in the third Test.

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Ben Smith gets first All Blacks fullback start

Daniel Gilhooly Ben Smith makes a long-awaited start at fullback for the All Blacks after Israel Dagg hobbled out of contention for the second Test against England.

New Zealand All Blacks v England - Second Test

Richie McCaw

Stephen Samuelson Live coverage as the New Zealand All Blacks host England in the Second Test.

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PREVIEWS

Blues v Reds

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Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

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Queensland Reds thrashed by Blues in Auckland

Flattened: Quade Cooper and the Reds were given a torrid time by the Blues in Auckland.

Jim Morton Richard Graham's first season guiding Queensland has spiralled out of control in an Eden Park mess with the Reds thumped 44-14 by the Blues.

ALL SEVEN GAMES

Chiefs v Blues

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Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Five newcomers named in All Blacks training squad

Marc Hinton As expected, multi-faceted Blues second-rowforward Patrick Tuipulotu and powerhouse Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa have been rewarded for standout rookie Super Rugby campaigns with promotion...

Blues v Sharks

North Harbour Stadium, Albany, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Blues v Hurricanes

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

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.

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Jerome Kaino leads Blues to win over Hurricanes

Luke Braid of the Blues charges forward during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

Jerome Kaino boomed out his All Blacks credentials as the Blues dealt the Hurricanes' Super Rugby playoff hopes a blow with a 37-24 win in Auckland.

Cruden gets starting spot, Kaino completes swift return

Aaron Cruden has won the No.10 jersey for Test against England.

Steve Hansen could never be accused of being a conservative.

Ian McGeechan.

How England left All Blacks ruffled

All Blacks.

Ian McGeechan There were four key factors in England's fine performance yesterday - but they can play better, says Ian McGeechan.

England show All Blacks a new world order is forming

Winning the collisions: Manu Tuilagi shrugs off an All Blacks defender.

Mick Cleary The New Zealand myth was blown away in Auckland on Saturday and it could mark a change in the world order.

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