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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw holds aloft the William Webb Ellis Cup after winning Rugby World Cup Final. New Zealand All Blacks v Australia Wallabies, Twickenham Stadium, London, England. Saturday 31 October 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup tickets to go on sale, All Blacks fans urged to get in quick

The All Blacks will be chasing a third consecutive title in Japan.

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Rebecca Mahoney says the milestone isn’t about gender – it’s about hard work and a bit of training.

Most read: Meet the Kiwi farmer who went from being a Black Fern to becoming the first female to ref a men's first-class game

Rebecca Mahoney says the milestone isn’t about gender – it’s about hard work and a bit of training.

John Mitchell leaves Bulls for defence coach role with England under Eddie Jones - report

The former All Blacks coach has reportedly been released by the Bulls.

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Rebecca Mahoney controlled a Heartland Championship match between Thames Valley and King Country.

First woman to ref a men's first-class rugby match reflects on journey - 'I wasn't sure it was achievable'

Rebecca Mahoney controlled a Heartland Championship match between Thames Valley and King Country.

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The All Blacks' lock asserted his dominance against the Wallabies last month.

Opinion: Sorry Beauden, but Brodie Retallick is the best rugby player on the planet

The All Blacks' loss against the Springboks in Wellington highlights the impact of their star second rower.

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The ex-All Black winger clashed with Sekou Malacou, before his sibling intervened.

Watch: Top 14 brawl interrupted when player's brother invades pitch to fight Julian Savea

The ex-All Black winger clashed with Sekou Malacou, before his sibling intervened.

Blade Thomson (L) of the Hurricanes is tackled by Alby Mathewson of the Force during the Hurricanes vs Force Super Rugby  match at the Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North on Friday the 18th of March 2016. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Ex-Maori All Blacks forward Blade Thomson considering Scotland switch

The former Hurricanes man is eligible through his grandparents.

The All Blacks' winger says he’s happy to play anywhere for his country.

Rieko Ioane the only All Black selected in 'World XV team of the week'

South Africa's 36-34 shock win is reflected by eight Springboks picked in this week's side.

Rugby Australia taking no further actions over scuffle between Wallaby and fan

"Emotions were running high and I understand why Wallabies fans are frustrated," CEO Raelene Castles said.

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The former All Black was in full flight to make sure Toulon scored.

Watch: Malakai Fekitoa's acrobatics keeps ball in play to set up superb Top 14 try

The former All Black was in full flight to make sure Toulon scored.

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Barrett converted only two conversions from six in tonight's 36-34 loss to the Springboks.

'I'm sure they can forgive him' - Ireland legend O'Driscoll rushes to defence of Beauden Barrett

Barrett's goal kicking is being blamed for NZ's 36-34 loss to South Africa.

Wallabies to fall to lowest world ranking after shock loss to Argentina

The 23-19 defeat means Australia will fall to the world's seventh placed team.

Auckland teammates celebrate TJ Faiane of Auckland try during the Mitre 10 Cup rugby match, Canterbury v Auckland, Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 16th September 2018.Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

Late comeback not enough for Canterbury as Auckland remain unbeaten after titanic NPC battle

Auckland keep their 2018 unbeaten streak intact, beating Canterbury 34-29 at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

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The first-five missed four kicks in New Zealand's shock loss to South Africa.

'Beauden has these nights' – All Blacks firm behind Barrett's boot ahead of World Cup

The first-five missed four kicks in NZ's shock loss to South Africa.

'I understand fans get disappointed' - Michael Cheika defends Wallabies' latest loss

Australia slipped to a 23-19 defeat to Argentina last night.

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New Zealand were stunned 36-34 by South Africa in Wellington last night.

Watch: Steve Hansen says All Blacks stinging after Springboks loss – 'Of course it hurts'

New Zealand were stunned 36-34 by South Africa in Wellington last night.

South Africa's Willie le Roux celebrates the final whistle as Springboks celebrate their 36-34 win over the All Blacks

Global media react to All Blacks' shock loss saying to Springboks - 'Invincible men in black are mere mortals'

"South Africa did world rugby a massive favour here in Wellington, proving that New Zealand can be beaten," wrote South Africa's Nigel Botherway.

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Willie le Roux says last night's win is much needed for South Africa.

Springboks win over All Blacks 'putting pride back in the jersey' - star fullback

Willie le Roux says last night's win is much needed for South Africa.

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The All Blacks first-five's missed efforts proved costly during New Zealand's loss in Wellington.

Watch: All Blacks coaches discuss Beauden Barrett's poor goal kicking performance during shock loss to Springboks

The All Blacks first-five's missed efforts proved costly during New Zealand's loss in Wellington.

Brilliant Springboks hold on to edge All Blacks in brutal Wellington Test match

The Springboks have beaten New Zealand 36-34 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

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Rassie Erasmus said maybe in a Rugby World Cup the All Blacks would have thought about a drop goal.

'That's not the NZ way' - Springboks coach says All Blacks were never gunning for drop-goal match winner

Rassie Erasmus said maybe in a Rugby World Cup the All Blacks would have thought about a drop goal.

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Rassie Erasmus said the 36-34 win over New Zealand has given his side belief in competing for the Rugby Championship title.

'Very proud' - Gracious Springboks coach humble in victory over All Blacks

Rassie Erasmus said the win over NZ has given his side belief in competing for the Rugby Championship title.

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