1. New Zealand vs. West Indies: Day 3 Scorecard and Report from Wellington

    Trent Boult was the star of the show as New Zealand took 16 wickets on Day 3 to claim victory by an innings and 73 runs in the second Test in their series against the West Indies...

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  2. New Zealand on Top of West Indies After Day 2

    New Zealand have taken the upper hand at the conclusion of Day 2 of their Second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington...

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  3. Selecting a Team to Challenge the Players' World XV

    At the conclusion of the 2013 international season, the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) named a Players' World XV for the year...

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  4. Are the Current All Blacks New Zealand's Greatest-Ever Team?

    The All Blacks are undoubtedly the greatest team in the world at the moment. With their last-gasp win over Ireland last weekend, they became the first team of the professional era to win every Test in a year ...

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  5. Eagles Should Be All Blacks Opponents in USA

    The USA will play host to the All Blacks next year in their first game in North America in many years. Their opponent, though, has not yet been determined. The Springboks have been mentioned, as has a Barbarians team or a North American XV...

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  6. Dan Carter Still the Best Option at 10 for All Blacks

    There has been plenty of discussion lately as to whether Daniel Carter is still the best option to wear the All Blacks' No. 10 jersey...

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  7. Top 10 Most Memorable All Blacks vs. France Games

    France have always been something of a bogey team for the All Blacks. It does not seem to matter what each team's form is leading into their meetings; the French are always capable of stifling the New Zealanders...

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  8. Breaking Down the 2014 New Zealand Super Rugby Squads

    The New Zealand Super Rugby squads for 2014 have been announced, and as always they bring with them plenty of intrigue. Some have changed substantially, while others remain similar to last season...

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  9. ITM Cup Top 10 Individual Breakout Seasons

    For many years the National Provincial Championship was one of the biggest events on the New Zealand rugby calendar...

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  10. Sonny Bill Williams Turns Down NZRU Offer, Re-Signs with Roosters

    Sonny Bill Williams has announced that he will not return to New Zealand Rugby in 2014, according to Marc Hinton of the Waikato Times , electing instead to re-sign with the Sydney Roosters for one more year in rugby league's NRL...

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  11. Why It Is Time for Ma'a Nonu and New Zealand to Split

    It has been a quick fall from grace for New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu , and it is time the All Blacks started planning for his replacement...

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  12. All Blacks: Francis Saili to Make Test Debut; How Will He Fit?

    Francis Saili will make his Test debut for the All Blacks against Argentina in this weekend's Rugby Championship match in Hamilton, covering at second five-eighth for the injured Ma'a Nonu ...

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  13. Rugby: Otago Celebrations Show How Much Ranfurly Shield Means

    It has been one heck of a week for rugby fans in the southern New Zealand province of Otago . After claiming the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 1957, the province has ...

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  14. All Blacks Rugby: Should Taylor or Slade Start at First Five-Eighth?

    Either Tom Taylor or Colin Slade appears set to start for the All Blacks at first five-eighth in their second Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies this weekend, as reported by Stuff ...

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  15. Rugby: What Losing Daniel Carter Means for the All Blacks

    The All Blacks have suffered a massive blow just days before their first Rugby Championship game of 2013, losing star first five-eighth Daniel Carter to yet another injury which could sideline him for up to a month...

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  16. Rugby: Is Richie McCaw the All Blacks' Greatest Openside Flanker of All Time?

    Richie McCaw has been the undisputed king of world rugby for the past decade. No player has had a bigger influence on his team's success than the All Black openside flanker and his record remains arguably the best of any player to play the game...

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  17. All Blacks Rugby: Piri Weepu Dropped for Rugby Championship

    Piri Weepu was the big omission from today's All Blacks squad announcement , with the veteran scrum-half replaced by the uncapped TJ Perenara in a 28-man squad for the 2013 Rugby Championship...

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  18. Super Rugby: An in-Depth Preview of Each Playoff Team

    It is that time of year again. The Super 15 playoffs are upon us, with only six teams remaining in their quest for Southern Hemisphere rugby supremacy...

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  19. Rugby: Benji Marshall Likely to Switch Codes—Is He the Next Great Convert?

    One of rugby league's biggest stars appears set to give the game away at the conclusion of the 2013 season, as reported by TVNZ . Benji Marshall has reportedly asked to leave the Wests Tigers, and a switch to rugby union seems likely...

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  20. Australia Wallabies Rugby: Reviewing the Robbie Deans Era

    It has perhaps been inevitable since his failure at Rugby World Cup 2011, but it was finally announced earlier this week that the Robbie Deans era as head coach of the Wallabies is over ...

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  21. Rugby: Stephen Donald's All Black Story to Be Made into Movie

    It would have to rate as one of the best feel-good stories in sports history. The fall and rise of Stephen Donald, national villain No...

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  22. Steven Adams: What Being Drafted Does for New Zealand Basketball

    When Steven Adams' name was read out as the No. 12 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft , there was a lot more done for basketball in New Zealand than simply having a player drafted...

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  23. Rugby: All Blacks Destroy France in Suffocating Performance

    In perhaps their most complete performance since Rugby World Cup 2011, the All Blacks have dispatched France 30-0 to clinch their three-match series a week early...

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  24. Junior Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Hold off Ireland to Advance to Semifinals

    New Zealand had to withstand a late flurry from a desperate Ireland team to walk away with a 31-26 win and clinch a spot in the semifinals of the Junior Rugby World Cup...

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  25. All Blacks Rugby: Why Ben Smith Should Start at Fullback over Israel Dagg

    It has been perhaps the most debated position of the 2013 All Blacks thus far. Who should start at fullback? The brilliant but hopelessly out-of-form Israel Dagg ? Or the electric ...

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