1. New Zealanders to Look out for Against USA

    New Zealand have had a less than ideal start to their 2014 FIBA World Cup campaign. Their inability to close out their opening game against Turkey cost them after an otherwise good ...

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  2. New Zealand Undone by Dominican Republic on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup

    It was a frustrating day to be a New Zealand basketball fan on Saturday. After getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch their team blow a 12-point fourth-quarter lead ...

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  3. New Zealand Let FIBA World Cup Opener Against Turkey Slip Away

    New Zealand were denied down the stretch, losing their opening FIBA World Cup game against Turkey 76-73. The Tall Blacks watched a 12-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate as a series of key plays caused a momentum shift that the Kiwis could not stop..

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  4. Sonny Bill Williams' Exemption Shows Hypocrisy of NZRU

    Sonny Bill Williams has not even returned to New Zealand rugby yet, but the predictable controversy has begun earlier than expected...

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  5. New Zealand Name Undersized Squad for FIBA World Cup

    New Zealand have cut their 14-man squad to 12 ahead of the FIBA World Cup, due to start at the end of the month...

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  6. Richie McCaw Still World Rugby's Best Openside Flanker

    Richie McCaw has been under more scrutiny this year than at any other time in his career. The All Black captain has been one of the most talked about players after the weekend's ...

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  7. All Blacks Name Strong Team to Play Wallabies in Bledisloe Opener

    The All Blacks have named a strong and largely predictable team to take on the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener in Sydney this weekend...

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  8. Who Should Be the All Blacks Starting Back 3 for Rugby Championship?

    There is currently a logjam in the All Blacks back three. They boast five quality options in Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Charles Piutau and Julian Savea. All would walk into any other international team...

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  9. Richie McCaw Should Not Be Blamed for Final Crusaders Penalty

    The defining moment from the 2014 Super Rugby final came when Richie McCaw was penalised in the dying stages. It was this penalty that enabled the Waratahs to sneak in front of the Crusaders and claim a one-point win (33-32) after an epic match...

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  10. The Most Memorable Finals in Super Rugby History

    Super Rugby has produced its fair share of highlights in its short history. Since 1996 it has acted as the premier southern hemisphere rugby competition outside of internationals. This weekend will mark the conclusion of its 19th season...

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  11. Ma'a Nonu and Hurricanes Will Both Benefit from Inside Centre's Return

    It has been a tough few years for Ma'a Nonu . While his All Blacks form has never really dipped, he has copped all sorts of criticism for his below-par performances at Super Rugby level...

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  12. Newcastle United Beat Sydney FC with 1st-Half Brilliance in Dunedin

    The damage was done early as Newcastle United beat Sydney FC 4-0 in their pre -season game in Dunedin, New Zealand...

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  13. Kevin Skinner Should Be Remembered as One of All Blacks' Very Best

    Legendary All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner passed away aged 86, as was reported  by the Otago Daily Times on Monday...

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  14. Rugby Must Become Global to Compare with FIFA World Cup

    For a rugby fan it is hard not to get a little bit excited by watching the FIFA World Cup...

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  15. Andy Ellis Should Still Be an All Black

    In 2012 when Andy Ellis' name was missing from the All Blacks squad to play Ireland in the June tests, there were many pundits shaking their heads...

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  16. Sonny Bill Williams Must Prove Himself Before Being an All Black Again

    Sonny Bill Williams should have to prove himself at a reasonable level before being reinstated into the All Blacks setup...

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  17. England Beat South Africa in Junior Rugby World Championship Final

    England held on for a nail-biting 21-20 victory over South Africa in the final of the IRB Junior World Championship at Eden Park, New Zealand...

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  18. England Claim 38-7 Win over Crusaders in Christchurch

    A fast start and a strong performance up front saw England beat a depleted Crusaders side 38-7 in their only midweek game of their 2014 New Zealand tour...

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  19. England, South Africa Advance to Final of Junior Rugby World Championship

    England and South Africa have booked their places in the Junior Rugby World Championships final of 2014, winning what were two contrasting semi-finals...

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  20. Upsets Help Find Semifinalists at Junior Rugby World Championships

    New Zealand were the benefactors of a handful of results which has seen them progress to the semifinals from an improbable situation at the Junior Rugby World Championships...

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  21. South Africa, England Claim Important Wins at Junior Rugby World Championships

    It was South Africa and England who emerged as the big winners from the second day of matches at the Junior Rugby World Championships...

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  22. Usual Suspects to the Fore on Day 1 at Junior Rugby World Cup

    It was the traditional rugby powers that stood out on Day 1 of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand...

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  23. Is Dan Carter Still All Blacks' No. 1 Fly-Half?

    When news broke that Dan Carter would miss the remainder of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, it was something of a national tragedy in New Zealand...

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  24. Super Rugby: New Zealand Conference Pre-Season Power Rankings

    Super Rugby season is upon us once more, giving the best of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa the chance to go up against each other and claim the title of the best club team in the southern hemisphere...

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  25. Most Memorable Moments from West Indies Tour of New Zealand

    While the Ashes has dominated the cricket world's attention in the southern hemisphere this summer, there was another tour going on across the ditch in New Zealand...

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