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Controversial New Zealand pundit says All Blacks need to LOSE against Wales as Steve Hansen is hammered

New Zealand rugby's most controversial journalist has declared a first Wales win over the All Blacks in 64 years is the wake-up call the Kiwi coaches …

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November Internationals 2017: Week 5 Power Rankings

Ok. So something happened to the power rankings last week. I know they were written, but they don’t appear to be on the site. I am pretty sure this …

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Peter Lampp: Scratchy All Blacks suffering from end-of-season grass staggers

<b>OPINION:</b> There was a time when it wasn't necessary to seek out the final score before watching replays of All Black tests.

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North to return to Wales from Northampton

4:43 PM GMT<p>Wales wing George North will leave Northampton at the end of the season after agreeing a national dual contract with the Welsh Rugby …

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Jason Robinson interview: I still don't see Elliot Daly as a winger

World Cup winner Jason Robinson believes Elliot Daly is better suited to playing at centre rather than his current position on England’s wing despite …

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The changing landscape of Test rugby

By Michael Cantillon<p>Last Updated: 21/11/17 8:45pm<p>We take a look at the changing landscape of world rugby<p>Two years ago, we had an all-southern …

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Warren Gatland has 'no issues' with Sean O'Brien after Lions criticism

Former Lions coach Warren Gatland has revealed that he has spoken with Sean O'Brien after the Leinster flanker criticised the coaching methods used …

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Davies nominated for Welsh Sports Personality of the year

Wales 21 – 29 Australia<p>Published<p>1 week ago<p>on<p>November 13, 2017<p>AUSTRALIA defeated Wales on Saturday (Nov 11) at the Principality Stadium in the first …

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Wales can't afford to switch off against All Blacks

2017-11-22 21:13<p>Ken Owens (Getty Images)<p>Cardiff - Hooker <b>Ken Owens</b> says Wales will need to be "alive for 80 minutes" when they tackle the All Blacks …

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Why controversial English footballer Joey Barton spent all day with the Wales rugby team yesterday

The Welsh rugby team had a rather peculiar visitor yesterday... or at least that's how it appeared at first glance.<p>Controversial English footballer …

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Why this All Black colossus is desperate not to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather on Saturday

Sam Whitelock doesn’t want to join his grandfather George Nelson Dalzell in infamy when New Zealand face Wales at the Principality Stadium on …

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TMO torture has rugby in state of angst but respect for referees is sacrosanct

When was the last time you saw a team marched back 10 metres for disrespecting the referee? It’s time for World Rugby to get tough on players and coaches<p>For those in charge of promoting rugby’s core values these are once again uncomfortable times. Take your pick from ranting Test coaches, big games …

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Gatland: All Blacks not vulnerable

2017-11-21 14:54<p>Warren Gatland (Getty)<p>Cape Town - Ahead of his side's clash with the <b>All Blacks</b> on the weekend, <b>Wales</b> coach <b>Warren Gatland</b> believes New …

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Warren Gatland warns All Blacks that Lions abuse has made him a stronger coach ahead of Wales-New Zealand showdown

Warren Gatland has warned the All Blacks that the abuse he took as Lions boss has made him a better coach.<p>He insists it hardened him to such an …

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Wales centre Jamie Roberts in contention to face All Blacks

Jamie Roberts could be in the frame for a Test match recall when Wales tackle world champions New Zealand on Saturday.<p>The 31-year-old Harlequins …

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New Zealand squad hit with another outbreak of mumps

• Ardie Savea is in isolation in the team’s Cardiff hotel • ‘We are taking it seriously and the doctor reacted really quickly’<p>New Zealand have been hit by a second outbreak of mumps on their European tour but are confident it has been contained before their final match against Wales at the …

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Wales lose Lions duo to injury ahead of Test against All Blacks

Wales have been dealt a considerable blow with backs Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert ruled out of Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.<p>Coach Warren …

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Wales coach Warren Gatland plays down rift with NZ’s Steve Hansen

WALES coach Warren Gatland says he has no problem with All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen but reinforced the resentment at his treatment in New …

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Wales without Williams for All Blacks Test

12:06 PM GMT<p>Wales will be without Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert when they face New Zealand at the Principality Stadium Saturday.<p><i>More to follow...</i>

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This is the Wales team that should now be selected in the wake of Liam Williams' injury

Wales put one of rugby's longest losing runs up for scrutiny again this weekend when New Zealand visit the Principality Stadium.<p>It's no wins in 31 …

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All Blacks concern over Read, Savea

4:37 PM GMT<p>All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has two fitness concerns ahead of New Zealand's clash with Wales in Cardiff after Kieran Read and Ardie …

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Rhys Priestland would ask New Zealand's defence a different set of questions and should start at No.10

If Wales intend asking New Zealand some different questions on Saturday, if they want to increase the concern among All Black defenders by at least a …

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Scarlets boss explains why it now makes no sense for the region to pursue a move for Ross Moriarty

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has all but ruled out a move for Wales star Ross Moriarty.<p>Speaking at a press conference ahead of the region's trip …

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Mike Phillips comes out of retirement to make shock Welsh rugby return this weekend

Mike Phillips is set to make a shock comeback to play professional rugby after answering an injury SOS from the Scarlets.<p>The former Wales and British …

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Warren Gatland comes out swinging at New Zealand media ahead of All Blacks clash

Warren Gatland made a surprise appearance in front of the press on Monday, coming out swinging at the New Zealand media as he prepares for another meeting with the All Blacks.<p>Gatland led the British & Irish Lions to a series draw in the country of his birth earlier this summer, but was the target …

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New Zealand stage no-holds barred team meeting upon arrival in Cardiff... and there's a warning for Wales

Getting one up on Warren Gatland won’t be at the forefront of Steve Hansen’s mind when New Zealand face Wales at the Principality Stadium.<p>Coach …

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New rugby coach Adam Jones was mic'd up during a match and the results are just brilliant

He may not be on the WRU three-man shortlist to replace Wales coach Warren Gatland after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.... but judging by this …

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Gatland: I'd like to confront 'one or two' Kiwis

4:10 PM GMT<p>Wales coach Warren Gatland prepares to face New Zealand again admitting he would like to get some people "into a corner of a room on their …

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All Blacks put on notice over attitude adjustment needed ahead of Wales finale

All Blacks flanker Sam Cane says the Scotland review pointed out some pretty harsh home truths.<p>It's not often you hear this from the All Blacks, but …

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Eddie Jones’ marginal gains show value of keeping man in the middle on side

England coach’s pre-match charm offensive towards referee Ben O’Keeffe looks a canny move after five tight decisions against Australia favour his side<p>An hour after the match, Eddie Jones snapped. Four questions into his press conference, Jones was asked how he felt about the marginal calls made by …

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