Jerome Kaino Leaves All Blacks Squad for Personal Reasons

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Breaking News: The All Blacks management have publicly announced this afternoon that squad member Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team on Game Day, for ‘Personal Reasons’. This development follows unconfirmed newspaper reports published in Australia and New Zealand. These were of personal details of an ‘extra-marital affair […] READ MORE



A Part to Play in the All Blacks Legacy

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As the All Blacks had made good preparations over the week, news broke today that sudden injury had hit the selected match-day squad. It subdued the quiet confidence building within the group. While not ideal, it might not be devastating because every one of the players involved knows that everyone of them have a part […] READ MORE


Wallabies Want Another Upset In Sydney

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The Wallabies go into Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup encounter as rank underdogs, but Michael Chieka and his men will be desperate to get back to winning ways. It is a shame that the Wallabies will have to get past the best team in World Rugby to ‘get back on the horse’. This is a big game, and […] READ MORE



Rugby World Cup Countdown Clock Ticks Closer

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Many of us will have marked down the date of October 31st 2015 in their calendars a long time ago. Looking forward to it, with good fortune we will see another scintillating match in the epoch of rugby history, as the Rugby World Cup Countdown clock ticks closer. Being played at Twickenham, London on Saturday afternoon, […] READ MORE


The Wallabies Fought Back, Now It’s Real

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We are going to see a different All Blacks side this Saturday night in my opinion. It won’t be about redemption, as they weren’t clobbered last week. It will be about correcting a loss that was due to under estimating the opposition and while there have been subtle lineup changes, it must be different through […] READ MORE


All Blacks and Wallabies – The Rugby Championship Final

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The scene was set,  last week both the All Blacks and the Wallabies won, which meant they had both played two and won two and today’s game was the showdown, winner take all for The Rugby Championship Final and The Bledisloe Cup. It is a streamlined version of the tournament this year, because of the 2015 […] READ MORE


Rugby Union Internationals – October 8th Previews

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Rugby Union Internationals – October 8th Previews Bledisloe Cup – Australia vs New Zealand There is no love lost between these two nations when it comes to sport, this is war , and no prisoners will be taken – well its about as serious as it comes . . . Both teams have two wins […] READ MORE


Wallabies Hoping For Careless All Black Mindset

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The Wallabies will be relying on an unlikely carelessness from the All Blacks in Sydney if they are to avoid yet another defeat to their Tasman rivals. There is no doubting one simple fact; the Wallabies have the capability of beating any side in world rugby. Players like Quade Cooper, regardless of how hated he […] READ MORE