Rugby

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Now a coach with the Reds, the retired World Cup winning All Black could lace up his boots for a 22nd pro season.

Brad Thorn in final preparations for return to rugby at the sprightly age of 41

The former All Black will play for Queensland Country tomorrow in a NPC match.

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But Robert Lithgow QC says  "if it's a question of importance and principle it can be done".

'Very few appeals were advanced' – lawyer on police move to appeal Filipo's discharge without conviction

But Robert Lithgow QC says "if it's a question of importance and principle it can be done".

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika during the Wallabies Captain's Run at Eden Park ahead of this weekend's Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship match in Auckland. Friday 14 August 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Cheika wary of Springboks resurgence: 'They're a powerhouse of world rugby and that doesn't go away'

The Wallabies coach rubbished media reports the 'Boks had lost their aura.

00:46
Tasman picked up their fifth win of the season thanks to the boot of Marty Banks.

Marty Banks powers Tasman past Counties Manukau in Blenheim

Big boot Marty Banks slotted a penalty from almost inside his own half in an impressive display.

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His first All Blacks training was made easier by a nurturing head coach today.

McKenzie to debut, Squire starts as All Blacks make changes for Argentina clash

Coach Steve Hansen has rung the changes but there's an exciting look to the All Black 23.

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Steve Hansen says they'll be in the air for 24 hours with no recovery time ahead of next week's Test in South Africa.

'We're about to go around the world twice': All Blacks call on rookies to share workload

Steve Hansen says they'll be in the air for 24 hours with no recovery time ahead of next week's Test in South Africa.

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Set for his first start in Jerome Kaino's No 6 jersey, Squire will be trying to stay in the squad with a blinder against Argentina.

'It's good that you talk the skipper up' - Coles gives All Blacks newbie Squire tip for more game time

Set for his first start in Jerome Kaino's No 6 jersey, Squire will be trying to stay in the squad with a blinder against Argentina.

00:24
Bronson Katipa grabbed a selfie with the All Blacks legend when he unexpectedly bumped into him in Nelson.

Watch: 'It just blew up' - stoked Richie McCaw fan overwhelmed by attention from hilarious video

Bronson Katipa couldn't believe his luck when he grabbed a selfie with the All Blacks legend in Nelson.

00:31
The Chiefs prop has been brought in as injury cover as Wyatt Crockett battles a groin strain.

Blues lure Pauliasi Manu 'home' to reunite with Tana Umaga

The Tongan-born loosehead was called in to the All Blacks as injury cover at RWC 2015.

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Watch out world - Fekitoa and All Blacks new boy Tamanivalu are already gelling.

Crusaders confirm All Blacks centre Seta Tamanivalu ditching Chiefs

The Taranaki centre debuted for the All Blacks against Wales in June.

00:56
Hutt Valley MP Chris Bishop says it is a 'very sad case all around'.

Police given approval to appeal Losi Filipo discharge without conviction

The case caused outrage this week when it was revealed the rugby player was discharged, despite the brutal attack.

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Wellington Rugby 'does not stand for violence' while other players have been 'deeply affected.'

Watch: 'As a father I am disappointed' - Wellington coach Earl Va'a apologises to Losi Filipo's victims

Wellington Rugby "does not stand for violence" with other players "deeply affected".

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The former All Black shares with Breakfast his reaction to the assault case.

Video: 'On behalf of all rugby people I'd like to apologise to the victims' - Sir John Kirwan on Losi Filipo case

The former All Black shares with Breakfast his reaction to the shocking assault case.

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Does rugby seem more about scandal than the sport right now? Breakfast talks to Norm Hewitt on the subject.

'This case with Filipo is a tragedy on all fronts' - former All Black Norm Hewitt deeply saddened by bashing

Does rugby seem more about scandal than the sport right now? Breakfast talks to Hewitt.

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Waikato ran out of puff, going down 29-23 to Canterbury in Hamilton tonight.

Video: Canterbury celebrate clinching Ranfurly Shield after epic see-saw battle against Waikato

Waikato ran out of puff, going down 29-23 to Canterbury in Hamilton tonight.

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Richie Mo'unga opted to go blind, linking up with Jack Goodhue and Johnny McNicholl for Canterbury's second try.

Watch: Ill-discipline costs Waikato Ranfurly Shield, Canterbury take home the spoils

Waikato has gone down 29-23 against Canterbury in an entertaining Ranfurly Shield match in Hamilton tonight.

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The right winger scored a crucial try to level the scores at 23-all in the final quarter of the Ranfurly Shield challenge match.

'He does it again!' - Waikato backs Willis Halaholo and Iliesa Ratuva combine for special try

The right winger scored a crucial try to level the scores at 23-all in the final quarter of the Ranfurly Shield challenge match.

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Richie Mo'unga opted to go blind, linking up with Jack Goodhue and Johnny McNicholl for Canterbury's second try.

Sneaky Canterbury backs pull a fast one over unsuspecting Waikato

Richie Mo'unga opted to go blind, linking up with Jack Goodhue and Johnny McNicholl for Canterbury's second try.

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Halaholo, 26, opened up about his rugby journey from Invercargill to Wellington and winning a Super Rugby title.

'I still owe him about 10 breakfasts' - departing Hurricanes midfielder Willis Halaholo thankful for Ma'a Nonu's guidance

Halaholo, 26, opened up about his rugby journey from Invercargill to Wellington and winning a Super Rugby title.

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Hutt Valley MP Chris Bishop says it is a 'very sad case all around'.

Losi Filipo case should have stood out like a 'big bus coming down the road' – local MP

Hutt Valley MP Chris Bishop says it is a 'very sad case all around'.

Robbie Fruean signs with Bath

The 28-year-old centre will join former Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder at the club after he finishes the Mitre 10 Cup.

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Hilary puts Steve Tew on the spot over how Wellington Rugby responded to its player who bashed four people.

Watch: 'That just sounds like a cop out to me' - NZ Rugby boss gets a grilling over Losi Filipo case

Hilary puts Steve Tew on the spot over the response to Filipo bashing four people.

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Rob Nichol says in his 16 years with the RPA, this is the most unique thing he's seen.

Wellington rugby player who carried out brutal attacks had 'a pretty challenging upbringing'

Rugby Players' Association says Losi Filipo needs to make the most of his second chance.

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Public reacts to Losi Filipo case: 'I don't think jail would be the best environment for him, he was only 17'

Many people in NZ disagreed with Filipo's conviction being discharged, but others saw a different side.

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'Prison is not necessarily the answer,' the chair of JustSpeak tells Breakfast in response to the shocking assaults by Losi Filipo.

Opinion: Getting pissed and looking for a fight is nothing new - it's an NZ issue, not just rugby's problem

The Wellington Rugby Union's handling of the situation has been woeful, writes Josh Reich.

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Steve Rogers says the union learnt much of the details about last year's vicious attack in the past day or so.

'A lot that has come out in the last 24 hours is news to us' - Wellington Rugby blindsided by Losi Filipo details

Steve Rogers says the union learnt much of the details about last year's vicious attack in the past day or so.

'They would've learned a lot about us': All Blacks feel Argentina getting closer

Argentina think they have stumbled upon the blueprint for success against the All Blacks.

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Hayes led Canterbury to 25 successful Ranfurly Shield defences and delivered an almighty speech ahead of tomorrow's challenge against Waikato.

Canterbury get Ranfurly boost after 'a good rural, straight up' spray from legend Don Hayes

Team spurred by former captain who led Canterbury to 25 successful Shield defences.

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