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New Zealand punished a lacklustre France in ruthless fashion as the All Blacks thrashed Les Bleus at the Millennium Stadium. Julian Savea scored a hat-trick as the French had no…

Nonu is set to win his 100th cap when he lines up for New Zealand against Tonga (Photo: Getty Images)

Ma’a Nonu is set to join the ranks of some of the finest rugby players ever when he makes his 100th Test appearance for New Zealand against Tonga on Friday evening.…

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The Rugby World Cup means something different to us all, and offers each of us something different too; as fans and lovers of the game, that might include the chance…

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New Zealand eased to a bonus point victory over Namibia to secure their second win of the tournament at the Olympic Stadium – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For…

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

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…

Argentina

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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How much attention should be given to form going into a World Cup? Significance may well be attached to ‘building momentum’ in competitions such as the Rugby Championship beforehand, but…