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Rugby World Cup 2015

10:50:00, Mon 9 Nov 2015

NZ's win a triumph for all Rugby

That was the view of the man who guided his Munster team to a famous win over the All Blacks in 1978, Tony Ward, the former Ireland Test first five-eighths.Writing in the Irish Independent Ward said while sports fans always yearn for the big upset, and he had enjoyed Japan's win over South Africa in the first round, he drew the line in the final and wanted the world's strongest rugby nation, World Cup holders and the perennial No.1 ranked team, to win.And while he had nothing against the Wallabies, or the memories of how great France and Wales once were, it was the All Blacks who deserved the win."Yes, they are obsessed with their rugby in New Zealand and to tour there whether as a player, journalist or supporter is akin to life in a rugby bubble. It is the Valleys of Wales, the Borders of Scotland, the deepest South of France and Limerick all combined, but by way of a passion and int...

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00:00:00, Fri 30 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named for Final against Australia at Rugby World Cup 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Australia in their Rugby World Cup 2015 final at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 31st October (Kick-off: 4.00PM) has been named. The team is: Starting XV1. Joe Moody (10)2. Dane Coles (35)3. Owen Franks (77)4. Brodie Retallick (46)5. Samuel Whitelock (72)6. Jerome Kaino (66)7. Richie McCaw (147) — cap...

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00:00:00, Thu 22 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named to face South Africa in Semi-Final at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play South Africa in their Rugby World Cup 2015 semifinal at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 24 October (Kick-off: 4.00PM). The team is: Starting XV1. Joe Moody (9)2. Dane Coles (34)3. Owen Franks (76)4. Brodie Retallick (45)5. Samuel Whitelock (71)6. Jerome Kaino (65)7. Richie McCaw (146) — captain8. Kiera...

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01:05:00, Fri 16 Oct 2015

Quarter-Final team named to face France at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side to play France in their Rugby World Cup 2015 quarterfinal at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 17 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM) has been named. The team is (with Test caps in brackets):Starting XV 1. Wyatt Crockett (44)2. Dane Coles (33)3. Owen Franks (75)4. Brodie Retallick (44)5. Samuel Whitelock (70)6. Jerome Kaino (...

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08:06:00, Thu 8 Oct 2015

All Blacks team for RWC 2015 against Tonga named

The All Blacks side to play Tonga in their final Pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at St James' Park, Newcastle, on Friday 9 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM) has been named, with midfielder Ma'a Nonu to play his 100th Test match. The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Tony Woodcock (117)2. Dane Coles (32)3. Owen Franks (74)4. Lu...

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08:03:00, Thu 1 Oct 2015

All Blacks team named to face Georgia at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Georgia in their third pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday 2 October (Kick-off: 8.00PM). The team is: (with Test caps in brackets):Starting XV 1. Wyatt Crockett (42)2. Dane Coles (31)3. Charlie Faumuina (29)4. Brodie Retallick (42)5. Samuel Whitelock (68)6. Jer...

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08:55:00, Wed 23 Sep 2015

All Blacks team announced to face Namibia at RWC 2015

The All Blacks side has been named to play Namibia in their second pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at The Stadium, London, on Thursday 24 September (Kick-off: 8.00PM), with openside flanker Sam Cane to captain a new-look All Blacks team for the first time. The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Ben Franks (43)2. Codie Ta...

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08:57:00, Fri 18 Sep 2015

All Blacks team named for RWC 2015 opening Test against Argentina

The All Blacks side has been named to play Argentina in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sunday 20 September (Kick-off: 4.45PM). The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Tony Woodcock (115) 2. Dane Coles (30) 3. Owen Franks (72) 4. Brodie Retallick (41) 5. Samuel Whitelock (66) ...

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13:31:00, Wed 2 Sep 2015

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad featuring experience, depth and talent. The squad was unveiled by New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey in front of a packed audience at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, this evening. The All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad is: ...

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15:27:00, Thu 16 Jul 2015

2 months to go until Rugby World Cup 2015

  Tomorrow’s game against Argentina is a sneak preview of the All Blacks’ opening game of Rugby World Cup 2015 and many fans will be watching with the knowledge that in two short months they will be experiencing rugby’s showcase event first hand. Melissa Thompson will be cheering on her beloved All Blacks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch tonight...

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11:13:00, Thu 19 Mar 2015

Letter from Sir Graham Henry

Dear New Zealand, It’s hard to believe that three and a half years have passed since our Stadium of Four Million witnessed the All Blacks win Rugby’s biggest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, at Eden Park on October 23 in 2011. One of the many highlights that will stay with me, is looking around and seeing the absolute joy on the faces of those in th...

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13:08:00, Tue 17 Mar 2015

Farmer with eyes set on RWC 2015

With four sons playing top-level rugby, Braeden and Caroline Whitlock must have great genes to produce such a high achieving sporting family. Working a 700-hectare farm, milking 1800 dairy cows and with a small group of standardbred broodmare pacers, it is any wonder they find the time to watch their sons play a bit of footy. Travel is far from...

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17:56:00, Wed 4 Feb 2015

New Zealand preparing for a huge year in Rugby

  The Investec Super Rugby competition isn't far away with the first match next Friday 13th in Christchurch when the Crusaders host the Rebels. This is just the begining of what will be a huge year for rugby not only in New Zealand, but across the rugby world.  As the Super Rugby teams prepare for their local derby battles and taking on the be...

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