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7dSam Bruce

Tall Order: Wallabies at last heed World Cup's tackle message

Wallabies lock Rory Arnold is mindful of the need to lower his tackling height at the Rugby World Cup while coach Michael Cheika says his side have been working on a few different things to avoid further potentially match-turning yellow or red cards.

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10dReuters

All Blacks run rampant to thrash Namibia in Tokyo

Defending champions New Zealand racked up the biggest points tally of the Rugby World Cup so far by running in 11 tries to hammer a spirited Namibia side 71-9 and charge back to the top of Pool B on Sunday.

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14dReuters

Barrett brothers dominate as All Blacks defeat Canada

All three Barrett brothers got on the scoresheet as reigning champions New Zealand stormed to their second victory of the Rugby World Cup with a 63-0 bonus-point mauling of Canada at Oita Stadium on Wednesday.

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21dCraig Dowd

All Blacks' class shone through in battle of rugby superpowers

Saturday night's blockbuster between the All Blacks and Springboks certainly didn't disappoint. New Zealand nailed their opportunities to take the win but don't write off South Africa just yet, Craig Dowd writes.

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24dReuters

Steve Hansen welcomes HIA modification after Sam Cane confusion

New Zealand's Steve Hansen has welcomed World Rugby's slight modification to timing regulations for Head Injury Assessments (HIAs), following confusion over the evaluation of flanker Sam Cane in Saturday's victory over South Africa.

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25dSam Bruce

Another chapter writes itself into All Blacks-Springboks folklore

This game must be remembered as one of the all-time great World Cup clashes, one that only adds to the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry that continues to deliver and may yet feature another chapter back in Yokohama on Nov. 2.

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24dSam Bruce

All Blacks thank Mo'unga but heap praise on Boks flyer Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe finished with a match-high 128 metres from nine runs with three clean breaks and having left no less than 11 defenders clutching at thin air, but he could not get the Springboks over the line in Yokohama.

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25dReuters

Two sparks of brilliance see New Zealand past South Africa

Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to its billing.

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26dESPN

Rugby World Cup Week 2 preview: latest team lists, predictions

After a huge opening weekend of action we kick into Week 2. With a game every day this week, there's plenty of action to keep you excited before the headline match Australia vs. Wales kicks off on Saturday. Read ahead for team lists and previews.

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29dSam Bruce

What leading the haka means to TJ Perenara

The All Blacks' haka is world-famous but for the man who will lead Ka Mate and Kapo O Pango in Japan, it's the connection with the land, his ancestors and teammates that's important rather than putting on a show for the crowd.

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30dTom Hamilton

Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    7
    11
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -17
    51