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 The All Blacks starting XV to face the Wallabies          Bledisloe II


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New Zealand's worship of Rugby

Before emigrating to New Zealand I used to love rugby. Now I’m sick of it.

Though New Zealand sport teams generally punch way above their weight I feel they just don’t get the media coverage they deserve, and it’s all thanks to our worship of rugby.  92 more words

Bledisloe 2: Australian team named

Ewen McKenzie has named an unchanged line up for the second Bledisloe Cup match to be played this weekend at Eden Park.

The team is: 59 more words

Shumpty Speaks

There is no crisis in the All Blacks camp

You could hardly call the draw in Sydney over the weekend the beginning to a crisis in the All Blacks camp.

As a rugby obsessed nation, it is understandable that the public are disappointed in the All Blacks after they failed to secure a world record 18th straight victory on Saturday night. 452 more words


A Bledisloe Bust

The Bledisloe Cup.

Outside of the Rugby World Cup, it is the most important trophy to be contested between the All Blacks and Wallabies. A do or die battle of epic proportions, memorable moments and classic matches. 576 more words

All Blacks

073. Your Monday Grumble

Wallabies 12 – 12 All Blacks, Sydney

Springboks 13 – 6 Pumas, Pretoria

Poneke Pies draw loss OBU Dead Ants, Newtown

The Herald on Sunday… 501 more words


Wallabies not living in the past

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie is optimistic about his team’s chances of winning at Eden Park for the first time since 1986 in next weekend’s rematch with the All Blacks. 695 more words