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Highlanders win first Super Rugby title

The Highlanders are Super Rugby champions after beating the Hurricanes 21-14 in a clinical performance.

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The final wasn’t without controversy when the TMO awarded Highlanders forward Elliot Dixon a try, however replays showed that Dixon hadn’t touched the ball down with any conviction. 199 more words


Super Rugby win for Canes perfect farewell for Nonu

Winning the Super Rugby title would be the perfect way to close out Ma’a Nonu’s storied Super Rugby career.

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Super XV final an all NZ affair

The all New-Zealand Super 15 final between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders on Saturday sold-out in minutes on Wednesday morning, with 36,000 tickets being snapped up by both sets of fans. 343 more words

All Blacks add three players

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has added three players to his training group ahead of next Wednesday’s Test against Samoa in Apia.

Crusaders utility back Tom Taylor and Chiefs centres Charlie Ngatai and Seta Tamanivalu are the new faces in the squad. 380 more words

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Samoa raises intensity ahead of All Blacks clash

Samoa has plenty of belief in their strategy to take down the All Blacks in next week’s historic Test match in Apia.

The squad of 27 was confirmed at a special ceremony in Apia yesterday. 290 more words

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Richie McCaw: Thoughts on the All Blacks' 2015 Rugby World Cup jersey

Richie McCaw is a purist at heart.

A tinge of yellow on his traditionally black boots represents significant mellowing from his usual staunch stance. So it should not surprise that, sponsors plugs aside, the most important feature of the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup jersey for McCaw was its black colour and fern. 602 more words

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VIDEO Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life

One of our 2015 Read XV books is James Kerr’s Legacy: 15 Lessons in Leadership, what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life… 15 more words