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Wednesday, November 16 2022
Kaitāia's rugby sweetheart welcomed home in street parade

The Far North has erupted in celebration following the homecoming of their much-loved, newly-crowned Women’s Rugby World Cup champion, Krystal Murray.

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Tuesday, November 15 2022
Rugby World Cup: Hopes Black Ferns' win will inspire more girls

Whanganui rugby leaders are expecting the buzz around the Black Ferns to inspire a new generation of players.

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Saturday, November 05 2022
Jordie Barrett earns nod at No 12 for All Blacks against Wales

Jordie Barrett has been given another chance to lay claim to the All Blacks' No 12 jersey after earning a starting spot in the team to face Wales in Cardiff.

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Saturday, November 05 2022
Backpackers keen to see a haka at Eden Park - and a French win

The timing of the Women's Rugby World Cup has been a bonus for international backpackers who are returning to New Zealand now the borders are fully open.

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Monday, October 31 2022
Australia end losing run as Scotland miss chance to beat Wallabies

One match into the Wallabies’ end-of-season tour of the northern hemisphere and already it’s going better than last year’s trip to Europe.

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Monday, October 31 2022
 Sarah Hunter makes history as England storm past Australia to reach semifinals

Captain Sarah Hunter became the most-capped female player in test history, winning her 138th cap in England’s 41-5 quarter-final win over Australia at the Rugby World Cup.

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Monday, October 31 2022
 Canada beat USA to progress to semifinals

Canada were rocked by an early try but rallied with four tries of their own to beat the United States 32-11 and advance to a semifinal against England at the Rugby World Cup.

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Sunday, October 30 2022
All Blacks narrowly avoid ultimate shock against Japan

All Blacks 38
Japan 31

The All Blacks have barely avoided yet more unwanted history, but on tonight's evidence Japan won't have to wait long for a breakthrough victory.

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Sunday, October 30 2022
Dominant France ease into semifinals with 39-3 win over Italy

Winger Joanna Grisez scored a try in the first two minutes and added two more late for a hat-trick which lifted France to a 39-3 win over Italy in the first quarter-final at the Rugby World Cup.

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Sunday, October 30 2022
Impressive Black Ferns thrash Wales to book spot semifinal spot

Black Ferns 55
Wales 3

The Black Ferns have punched their ticket to the World Cup semifinals in style.

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Saturday, October 29 2022
Wales call up NZ naval officer Kate Williams for Black Ferns clash

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By Suzanne McFadden

A warfare officer in the NZ Navy, Kate Williams has been called into the Welsh rugby side who'll face the Black Ferns in the RWC quarter-final this weekend. She tells Suzanne McFadden she knows some of the Black Ferns well.

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Saturday, October 29 2022
 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Stephen Perofeta get first start as Ian Foster names new-look side for Tokyo clash

Blues duo Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Stephen Perofeta have been handed their first starts for the All Blacks in Saturday’s clash against Japan in Tokyo.

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Saturday, October 29 2022
All Blacks coach Ian Foster weighs in on schedule clash with Black Ferns

All Blacks coach Ian Foster is disappointed by his side's fixture clash with the Black Ferns but says critics of the scheduling error need to move on.

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Thursday, October 27 2022
Between Two Beers podcast: Carlos Spencer on parenting, playing with Jonah and going viral on social media

Carlos Spencer is widely regarded as one of the best, and most exciting, rugby players of his generation.

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Thursday, October 27 2022
Whanganui bring fight but South Canterbury too good

Brought to you by Whanganui Rugby

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