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All Blacks star Savea flags NRL switch

All Blacks star Ardie Savea has revealed he wants to play in the NRL and would consider a switch to the 13-man game as soon as next year.

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Wales to host All Blacks and South Africa

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.

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Highlander cops three weeks for Banks hit

Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson has been slapped with a three-week suspension for his hit on Tom Banks, but that will be of little comfort to the Brumbies.

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Fatialofa takes first steps after spinal injury

Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa has taken his first steps in his medical rehabilitation from a neck injury that occurred less than a minute after coming onto the field in a match on Jan. 4.

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13dLiam Napier

Is this the year Jordie Barrett achieves rugby acceptance?

Jordie Barrett's astonishing long-range penalty goal in the Hurricanes' win over the Jaguares rightly went viral. But it was his all-round performance that pointed to a maturing rugby mind, Liam Napier writes.

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15dSam Bruce

No All Blacks-style rest protocols for Wallabies

As the debate around player management policies and rest weeks continues across the Tasman, Wallabies management are taking a different approach to their All Blacks counterparts, writes Sam Bruce.

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Gatland, Brown take aim at All Blacks protocols

The debate over restricting playing time for All Blacks in Super Rugby has gone to another level after it was criticised by leading coaches Warren Gatland and Tony Brown.

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16dReuters

NZ Rugby boss plays down report of Springboks exit

A media report that South Africa are contemplating a move away from southern hemisphere rugby's SANZAAR alliance to join an expanded Six Nations in 2024 have been denied by New Zealand Rugby.

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NZ Rugby defends player restrictions

Kiwi rugby bosses are pointing to New Zealand's dominant record to defend the absence or limited playing minutes of their star players in Super Rugby.

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January rugby "dangerous": McKellar

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has described starting the Super Rugby season in January as "dangerous" and called for change next season.

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34dSam Bruce

Super Rugby 2020: So what's the deal again?

The 2020 Super Rugby season is upon us? What, wait, how? Yes, the Jan 31. start is earlier than ever while the competition has also been shrouded in some uncertainty elsewhere. We answer the key questions ahead of next week's kick-off here.

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41dESPN

Super Rugby 2020 preseason fixtures

The 25th season of Super Rugby kicks off as early as January 31 with all 15 teams taking part in preseason fixtures. Follow this blog for all team lists, locals, times and results.

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43dReuters

Thomson eyes run with Chiefs after relearning how to walk

Former All Blacks loose forward Adam Thomson said on Tuesday he had signed a short-term pre-season training contract with the Waikato Chiefs, two years after a spinal infection had left him flat on his back in a Japanese hospital and unable to walk.

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47dReuters

Wales to tour Japan and New Zealand

Wales will take on Japan and New Zealand in three test matches in June and July as part of their summer tour this year.

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All Blacks name Ian Foster as new head coach

Ian Foster has succeeded Steve Hansen as All Blacks rugby coach rising from his position as assistant coach after Hansen stepped down from the role following the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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Ardie Savea to miss most of 2020 Super Rugby season

All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea has confirmed he will miss a big chunk of the 2020 Super Rugby season after he undergoes surgery for a knee injury he suffered at the World Cup in Japan.

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93dESPN staff

Melbourne to host 2020 Bledisloe Cup fixture

Melbourne's Marvel Stadium will host the opening Bledisloe Cup fixture next year, meaning Sydney won't stage rugby's trans-Tasman battle for the second straight year.

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100dESPN staff with Reuters

Jamie Joseph to continue as Japan coach through 2023

Jamie Joseph is out of the running to coach the All Blacks after he inked a new deal to remain in charge of Japan through to the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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2020 New Zealand Super Rugby squads

The 2020 Super Rugby season begins on Jan. 31 and New Zealand's five franchises will each take on a new feel after the post-World Cup exodus. Check out the full squad lists here.

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106dReuters

Gatland: I rejected All Blacks to coach the Lions

Warren Gatland has said he rejected the opportunity to apply for the New Zealand job in order to concentrate on the Waikato Chiefs and British and Irish Lions.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    7
    11
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -17
    51