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Graham Henry says losing might be good for All Blacks

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad New Zealand, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy...

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...

All Blacks accuse Boks of time-wasting

Richie McCaw.

Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks say South Africa have returned to their time-wasting antics, at the same ground where they first accused them of feigning injuries eight years ago.

Richie McCaw's try gives All Blacks tense win over Springboks

Skipper's score: Richie McCaw scores the all-important five-pointer.

The All Blacks have a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie won't speak of No.2 world ranking chances

No second prize: Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is not getting excited about his side potentially snatching the world No.2 ranking.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is declining to publicly embrace as motivation the lure of a No.2 world ranking that will come by beating the Springboks next Saturday.

More desperation needed to beat All Blacks, says former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones

Wake-up call: Eddie Jones at Coogee Beach.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is back to full health and has some opinions on how Australia can improve.

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Springboks recall Handre Pollard for All Blacks Test

Wellington: South Africa have made one change to their team for the Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks on Saturday, recalling Handre Pollard at five-eighth.

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

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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...

Julian Savea brace helps All Blacks to bonus point win over Pumas

Getting away: Beauden Barrett (L) runs with the ball.

Two tries to powerhouse winger Julian Savea propelled the All Blacks to a convincing 28-9 win over Argentina at a rain-soaked McLean Park in Napier on Saturday night.

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Pumas make two changes for All Blacks

Leonardo Senatore contests a lineout against South Africa.

Argentina have made two changes to the side that almost upset South Africa to face the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship Test in Napier on Saturday.

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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Argentinian lock Tomas Lavanini to miss Wallabies clash after pleading guilty to foul play in All Blacks loss

Tomas Lavanini.

Greg Stutchbury Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will miss Saturday night's Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies on the Gold Coast after pleading guilty to foul play on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

Wallabies' loss to All Blacks to play part in selection for Springboks Test, says Ewen McKenzie

Aberrant: Israel Folau after the defeat to New Zealand.

Rupert Guinness Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is still of the belief that his side's thrashing by the All Blacks at Eden Park last Saturday week was more an "aberration" than than a measure of the gulf between the...

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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.

Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

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Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Captain Michael Hooper says Wallabies will hear some home truths in first get-together after thrashing by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson Test captain Michael Hooper says the Wallabies will hear a few home truths when they come back together for the first time since one of their worst-ever losses to the All Blacks.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau ruled out of Wallabies' squad for Bledisloe Cup opener against All Blacks

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup opener against New Zealand, with the side now set to rely on their third-string rake.

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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Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper delivers reality check before Test with All Blacks

Darren Walton He believes in the Wallabies more than ever, but that hasn't stopped Adam Ashley-Cooper delivering a sobering word of warning to teammates ahead of Saturday's showdown with the All Blacks.