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7hSam Bruce

Hodge the hero vs. ill-disciplined All Blacks

It doesn't happen often, such is their professionalism, but New Zealand's determination to niggle the Wallabies off the ball was as much to blame for their Bledisloe defeat as the mammoth boot of Australia's Reece Hodge.

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Wallabies snap Bledisloe losing streak

The Wallabies have finally snapped their Bledisloe Cup losing streak, toppling the All Blacks 23-18 in a thriller at a rain-drenched Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

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2dSam Bruce

Wallabies lacking 'mental toughness' needed to outlast All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is fitting the World Cup "jigsaw pieces" together nicely but his side still lacks the mental toughness needed to avoid a second straight Bledisloe Cup whitewash, according to a Wallabies legend.

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3dESPN Staff

Test rugby's walking wounded

With the November internationals nearing, the biggest concern for the major nations is the growing size of their injury lists -- will key players be fit for the end-of-year tours?

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2dSam Bruce

Brisbane set for another Bledisloe thriller

The Wallabies and All Blacks have split the past three Bledisloe Cup clashes in Brisbane one apiece, either side of an 18-all draw. Saturday's showdown promises to be another close-fought contest, Sam Bruce writes.

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Thorn wants Wallabies to win Bledisloe III

Brad Thorn's Bledisloe Cup allegiances have shifted, with the All Blacks great declaring his support for the Wallabies in Saturday's Test at Suncorp Stadium.

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3dESPN Staff

Milner-Skudder facing lengthy layoff

All Blacks utility back Nehe Milner-Skudder looks set for six to seven month injury-enforced layoff after undergoing surgery.

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4dCraig Dowd

Cheika's 'united' Wallabies a tough Test - Dowd

The Wallabies came ever so close to upsetting the All Blacks in Dunedin and they're better placed to end a long run of Bledisloe defeats in Brisbane this weekend, Craig Dowd writes.

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5dESPN Staff

Mo'unga called into ABs, Cane signs new deal

Crusaders fly-half Richie Mo'unga will join the All Blacks as injury cover ahead of their dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia in Brisbane.

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7dESPN Staff

Piri Weepu officially retires from rugby

Former All Black scrum half Piri Weepu has officially retired from the game and a number of rugby's leading figures have paid tribute

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8dAAP

Hunt and Korczyk back in Wallabies mix

Karmichael Hunt and Adam Korczyk have earned Wallabies recalls while coach Michael Cheika has named three fresh development players ahead of next weekend's third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane.

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12dCraig Dowd

Cape Town thriller just what world rugby needed

The tremendous Test match between South Africa and New Zealand in Cape Town was full of everything you could want from a game of rugby - Craig Dowd writes.

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13dESPN staff

Milner-Skudder facing another long layoff

Nehe Milner-Skudder is out for the remainder of the year, the All Blacks winger requiring surgery after popping his shoulder out during the thrilling 25-24 victory over the Springboks in Cape Town.

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14dAAP

Milner-Skudder suffers fresh injury blow

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but certain to miss the rest of the Test season with a dislocated right shoulder.

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14dAAP

Hansen lauds young guns after ABs triumph

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has given his young players credit after a late try saw them stagger to a one-point Rugby Championship win over South Africa.

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15dPA Sport

10 years on: France stun All Blacks in Cardiff

France secured their place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals on this day in 2007 with a dramatic 20-18 victory. It would prove to be New Zealand's last defeat at the tournament to date.

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16dAAP

SBW has 'made steps' to avoid second red card

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says a fault in his tackle technique has been ironed out - and potentially at just the right time.

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16dJohn Goliath

Boks' fire and brimstone won't worry All Blacks

The All Blacks were ruthless in their treatment of the Springboks a few weeks ago in Albany. South Africa will call on passionate home support in Cape Town this time around, but it won't be enough to see them worry the world champions.

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17dAAP

All Blacks stick with Springbok slayers

The All Blacks have turned to the players who had slayed the Springboks 57-0 in Auckland for an anticipated fierce Rugby Championship response in Cape Town.

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19dHuw Richards

All Blacks forged in Gallaher's image

It is 100 years since former New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher died in battle, but no one has played a more significant role in the country's rugby development.

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18dCraig Dowd

Forget Albany, ABs will want bigger statement

New Zealand were superb in belting South Africa 57-0 last month, yet the All Blacks will demand even greater quality in the return Test after inaccurate performances in the second clashes against Argentina and Australia -- Craig Dowd writes.

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