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Winning wonder: All Black's prop Tony Woodcock has signed a two-year deal with the Highlanders

Highlanders sign All Black prop Tony Woodcock

WORLD CUP winning All Black, Tony Woodcock, has signed with the Highlanders for a two-year period and will join the franchise for the 2013 Super Rugby competition. 31 year old…

All Blacks lose Woodcock for Bledisloe clash

All Blacks lose Woodcock for Bledisloe clash

THERE IS just one forced change from last week’s All Black’s starting XV, Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett coming in for the injured Tony Woodcock at loosehead prop. All Blacks Coach…

Stuck in the box: Read's still out with a rib injury and will be part of the coaching staff

Crusaders without Read for Super semi

THE CRUSADERS team that beat the Bulls 28-13, in last weekend’s qualifier match will get another chance to prove they are finals quality this Friday. Only one change has been…

Is he right for the job?

John Kirwan returns home to coach the Blues

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Blues, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and Blues Franchise announced today. The 47-year-old has…

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New Zealand v Ireland: 3rd Test preview

IRELAND PRODUCED an incredible performance last week, one that few saw coming, but it seems New Zealand have finally learnt how set up a drop goal and so Brian O’Driscoll…

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Improved Ireland rattle All Blacks

In a pre-match interview, Declan Kidney said: “The belief is unquestionable. Just because you have a bad day doesn’t mean you can’t turn it around a week later.” And Ireland…

Ireland fans celebrate their team's early try, but their dreams of victory turned to dust

New Zealand 22 Ireland 19: 2nd Test verdict

Rarely will you see a more dramatic Test match than this. Ireland hadn't beaten New Zealand in 25 previous attempts spread over 107 years and a magnificent effort in Christchurch…