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Thursday, November 09 2023
All Blacks coach Ian Foster talks after family encountered knife-wielding man in Paris

Ian Foster says a man “under the influence of something” accosted his wife, Leigh, and Football Ferns daughter, Michaela, while armed with a knife in Paris.

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Thursday, November 09 2023
Gallagher Chiefs 2024 squad - Who will be named captain?


The Gallagher Chiefs squad will be named at 10am tomorrow for the 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season, with plenty of questions surrounding rookies and captaincy.

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Tuesday, November 07 2023
England captain Marlie Packer voices disappointment at lack of crowds for inaugural WXV 1 tournament

English rugby captain Marlie Packer has voiced her disappointment at the crowd sizes in New Zealand for the WXV 1 tournament after leading her side to the inaugural title.

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Tuesday, November 07 2023
GM of Professional Rugby doesnt want All Blacks to move overseas to keep domestic competitions strong

New Zealand rugby fans will be the losers if All Blacks are allowed to be selected from overseas clubs, says New Zealand Rugby general manager of professional rugby and performance Chris Lendrum.

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Tuesday, November 07 2023
Black Ferns wing Katelyn Vahaakolo named World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year

In the last game of her rookie Black Ferns campaign, scoring a try against England was a good way to cap off a strong first year in test rugby for Katelyn Vahaakolo.

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Monday, November 06 2023
All Blacks stayed in dog of a hotel on eve of World Cup

Members of the All Blacks were forced to sleep on mattresses in the hallway due to the high heat and their hotel’s faulty air-conditioning on the eve of their Rugby World Cup opener against France, the Weekend Herald has revealed.

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Monday, November 06 2023
England win WXV 1 title with big win over Black Ferns

Black Ferns 12

England 33

Ahead of their WXV 1 test against England, Black Ferns hooker Georgia Ponsonby said the key characteristics of the Six Nations sides were their physicality, consistency, and that they played for the full 80 minutes.

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Sunday, November 05 2023
All Blacks Ian Foster reveals he rejected coaching talks to focus on Rugby World Cup

Departing All Blacks coach Ian Foster has revealed he was approached about coaching jobs on the eve of the Rugby World Cup but refused to discuss further so he could be fully focused on the side’s campaign.

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Sunday, November 05 2023
All Blacks captain to miss Super Rugby season while playing in Tokyo

All Blacks captain Sam Cane will miss Super Rugby Pacific to take up a short-term contract playing rugby in Japan, with World Cup-winner Cheslin Kolbe as a teammate.

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Sunday, November 05 2023
Its time to introduce the orange card

It’s time to introduce the ‘orange card” to elite-level rugby to deal with high-tackle infringements.

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Friday, November 03 2023
Siya Kolisi tells Springboks fans to leave All Black Jordie Barrett alone after social media abuse

South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi has told his fans to leave All Black Jordie Barrett alone after he copped abuse on social media for a suggested snub after Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final.

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Friday, November 03 2023
Sonny Bill Williams praises Springboks captain Siya Kolisi, says he will inspire many

Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams says seeing the likes of Springboks captain Siya Kolisi raising the Rugby World Cup will inspire young people and particularly those in poverty.

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Friday, November 03 2023
All Blacks arrive home from Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks have arrived back in the country today following the epic Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa on Sunday.

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Friday, November 03 2023
Who really made the call to upgrade All Blacks captains yellow to red?

In the days following the All Blacks’ loss to the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup final, there has been much scrutiny directed toward referee Wayne Barnes and Television Match Official (TMO) Tom Foley for the upgrade of Sam Cane’s yellow card to red.

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Thursday, November 02 2023
All Blacks captain and coach Ian Foster react

All Blacks captain Sam Cane says he has “so many shitty emotions” after creating history when he became the first man to be handed a red card in a Rugby World Cup final.

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