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World Cup 2015: New Zealand 26-16 Argentina

New Zealand came through in the second half of this hugely enjoyable contest as a spirited Argentina ran out of steam just as the Kiwi substitutes changed the momentum of the…

The Kriel thing: Jesse Kriel has made a big impact with the Boks. (Photo: Getty Images)

Here come the (new) boys

Kriel, 21, played full-back for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but switched to outside centre to make his Test debut against Australia on 18 July, and grabbed…

Stepping up: The current crop of All Blacks performing the famous haka

Graham Henry explains the haka

It would be a gentle understatement to say that Graham Henry is a deadpan fella. So when the World Cup-winning Kiwi coach tells you that he has gotten emotional watching…

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John Smit picks his top five hookers

John Smit played in three World Cups, winning 111 caps for South Africa and lifting the 2007 trophy after defeating England in the final in Paris. After two years in…

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Five Talking points – August

Argentina make rugby history August was largely a month of Rugby World Cup warmups and national coaches carefully pruning their squads like Mister Miyagi tending to a bonsai tree. But…

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All Blacks star in Air NZ video

The All Blacks have gone big budget with a striking video to promote sponsors, Air New Zealand’s safety message. Taking their cues from the Hollywood blockbuster Men in Black, the…