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2017 Bledisloe Cup Preview: Kiwis and Wallabies Keen for Opening Victory

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Sydney, AUS — The Rugby Championship kicks off for its 2017 iteration this weekend, raising the curtain on the southern hemisphere’s premier international competition. The highlight of opening weekend features New Zealand traveling to Sydney to take on Australia in the first match of the Bledisloe Cup. The Kiwis enjoyed a waltz through the 2016 Rugby […]

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Rugby World Cup News: The Madness of Ioan Gruffud

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RWU HQ – How a Hollywood star reacted to Wales Rugby World Cup victory over England. When you’ve seen it, guess who he was supporting. Plus, Ma’a Nonu joins an exclusive All Blacks club, the official verdict on ‘the bite’ during USA Eagles’ match against South Africa, and Jacques Burger’s international rugby farewell. These, and […]

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Rugby World Cup News: SA taking no chances against USA

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RWU HQ – South Africa have made just two changes from the side that beat Scotland 34-16 for their final Rugby World Cup Pool B game against USA Eagles. Coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed that only JP Pietersen and Jannie du Plessis, who both picked up knocks against Scotland, have dropped out of the Springboks’ […]

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Super Rugby Round 14 Review: Shark attack

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AUCKLAND, NZ: One paragraph is all it took to set off a fair bit of reaction among a lot of fans out there in my last column, it seems not everyone (even fellow Kiwis) agree with my sentiments regarding the upcoming All Blacks/US Eagles match at Soldier Field on November 1. I’ve addressed most of […]

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Super Rugby Round 14 Preview: The business end is here

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AUCKLAND, NZ: Welcome in to another installment of Super Rugby. Round 14 really marks the start of the run towards the playoffs, so expect thing so expect things to maybe get a little tighter in the comp. Or they may not, given that my picking abilities lately have been pretty bad. So, with that I’d […]

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Super Rugby Review Round 10: Uh-oh, Crusaders Are Good Again

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AUCKLAND, NZ: Hope you enjoyed the long weekend… Me? I spent a great deal of it wondering how the death and resurrection of Jesus has anything to do with a magical bunny and chocolate eggs –  and have come to no logical conclusion. I have, however, come to some reasonably logical conclusions about the weekend’s […]

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