NZ Rugby News: Lions Tour Preparation/Super Rugby Milestones

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Stay tuned this week to NZ Rugby news, for confirmation of a fixture and an opponent, to be sure the preparations for the Lions tour are best arranged, to be sure that the All Blacks are 'ready and waiting' for the British and Irish Lions. READ MORE


Japan Rugby Finals and the Ever Present Chequebook In Sport

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. While Southern Hemisphere rugby fans wait patiently for their annual Super Rugby competition to begin, Japan Rugby Finals are occurring in the Asian nation. With some leading International players in the Japan Rugby Top League, it has several implications on the domestic rugby scene. Talent being primary, as […] READ MORE


All Black Sevens Ready To Win Rio Gold

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The dream has almost become a reality for the All Black Sevens. As the squad enters the Olympic village, final touches are being made in Rio ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. For Gordon Tietjens, it hasn’t been the ideal preparation for sports biggest showcase event. The All Black Sevens managed just three HSBC World […] READ MORE


All Blacks Sevens–Olympic Games trial squad confirmed

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The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby. All Blacks Sevens–Olympic Games trial squad confirmed The All Blacks Sevens ‘A’ squad for the last two legs of the HSBC Sevens Series in Paris (May 13-15) and London (May 21-22) begins training in Mt Maunganui. The squad is: Pita Ahki (North Harbour) Kurt Baker […] READ MORE


Singapore Sevens Return After a Decade Out of Circuit

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Fiji will defend it’s Singapore Sevens title after a decade when the Tournaments kicks off at the beautiful National Stadium in Singapore from the 16-17th of April. The tournament will host Round 8 of this years HSBC Sevens Series. Fiji last won here in 2006 when they defeated England 40-21 in the final before the […] READ MORE


Liam Messam to captain All Blacks Sevens at Singapore Sevens

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The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby. Liam Messam to captain All Blacks Sevens at Singapore Sevens. Isaac Te Aute earns first cap, as Liam Messam captains the All Black Sevens at the Singapore Sevens tournament this weekend. Messam takes over the leadership following injury to Tim Mikkelson in Hong Kong, and the […] READ MORE


All Black Sevens Need Tried And Trusted

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If the All Black Sevens are to win gold at the Rio Olympics, they need to stick with the trusted group of players that are proven and leave the “superstars” to one side. The All Black Sevens currently sit third on the HSBC Sevens World Series table but have been playing catch up after a […] READ MORE


Dan Carter Out, Robbie Fruean In and Taranaki Changing Sides

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In the battle with post season injury Dan Carter is off the field and under the knife, while former Crusader Robbie Fruean is back from the knife and ready for the field with Waikato. Fruean was forced to withdraw from his Super Rugby campaign after ongoing health issues spanning back to a childhood heart issue […] READ MORE


Revenge of the All Blacks – Kiwis Remain Undefeated After Twickenham Test

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Twickenham Stadium is easily one of the most iconic sporting grounds in the world. To see it packed to the rafters with screaming sports fans is a thing of beauty. To then have those fans burst into song, the English sporting anthem “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” ringing out late in the All Blacks v England […] READ MORE


All Blacks Taking No Chances Against France

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The All Blacks team scheduled to face France this Saturday at Stade de France sends a very clear message: The All Blacks are not dismissing the threat the French Team poses. That shows a couple of things to me. The All Blacks are treating their rivals with a level of respect they deserve, and Les […] READ MORE