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ESPN Scrum Reset Podcast: How deep do the Waratahs' woes run?

The second episode of ESPN Scrum Reset is in, and you won't want to miss it! Sam Bruce and Christy Doran are joined by Liam Napier from New Zealand, discussing Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa, the Waratahs' woes and trans-Tasman relations. Listen now!

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Hooper backs Japan, but worries over more Tests

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper would love to see Japan play more international Tests, but says rugby's various governing bodies need to be careful not to burn out players in the process.

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Crusaders hope for fans with gameday switch

The Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes has been moved from Saturday to Sunday in the hope that coronavirus restrictions will be lifted to allow a crowd at Christchurch Stadium.

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Rugby AU confident of UK TV deal after NZR move

Rugby Australia remains confident of striking a deal to screen Super Rugby AU into the United Kingdom and Ireland, after New Zealand Rugby confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa would be shown into those markets via RugbyPass.

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7dSam Bruce

UFC, NZ Rugby at odds over silver fern request

The UFC is at odds with New Zealand Rugby over a request to remove the silver fern logo from the uniforms worn by fighters from City Kickboxing, including middlweight champion Israel Adesanya.

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9dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Aotearoa: Can anyone end the Crusaders' dynasty?

Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.

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All Blacks great Carter retires from pro rugby

Dan Carter played his last test for New Zealand in 2015 when he produced a man-of-the-match display to help the All Blacks to victory over Australia in the World Cup final.

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Super Rugby Aotearoa introduce captain's call

Super Rugby Aoteroa have introduced two new law variations, including captain's call and goal line drop-outs, for the 2021 season kicking off in just over two weeks.

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UAR chief Rodriguez appointed SANZAAR chairman, Morris CEO

Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) President Marcelo Rodriguez has been appointed SANZAAR chairman for the next 12 months to replace Brent Impey, the southern hemisphere body said on Friday following its first Executive Committee meeting of 2021.

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Skipper Cane named All Blacks' best for 2020

Sam Cane capped his debut season as All Blacks captain with two honours at New Zealand's annual Rugby Awards on Thursday when he was named the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year as well as All Black of the Year.

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80dTom Hamilton

RWC 2023 hosts France draw New Zealand

Rugby World Cup-holders South Africa have been drawn with Ireland for the 2023 competition while New Zealand are paired with France, England are in the same pool as Japan and Argentina.

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Super Round for rugby's Trans-Tasman comp

Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium could host every Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby team over one weekend in a Trans-Tasman Super Round next year.

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SANZAAR open to hub for Rugby Championship

SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Zealand Super Rugby squads 2021

Following the success of Super Rugby Aotearoa, the competition will be revisited again in 2021 with all five New Zealand Super Rugby sides to face off in a 10 round season with the introduction of a Final.

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Robertson nearing NZR extension, role with Lions

Crusaders supercoach Scott Robertson is closing in on a role with the British & Irish Lions, as talks continue with New Zealand Rugby on a contract extension that will keep him in the mix to be the next All Blacks coach.

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94dLiam Napier

What to make of the All Blacks' topsy-turvy 2020?

It started with a fortunate draw, included one brilliant performance and two shock losses, before ending with a 38-0 shut-out of the Pumas. The two trophies on offer were won, but New Zealand will still be stewing over the summer -- Liam Napier writes.

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All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona before facing Argentina (01:53)
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Foster questions World Rugby's 'niggle' strategy

The All Blacks know they must be more disciplined if they're to overturn their shock loss to the Pumas this Saturday, but coach Ian Foster has also taken umbrage at how World Rugby is treating niggle and retaliation.

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All Blacks shuffle forwards for Pumas rematch

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has shuffled his forward pack for Saturday's Tri-Nations rematch with Argentina, after the Pumas pulled off one of the year's great upsets just a fortnight ago in Newcastle.

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All Blacks get creative to guard against Pumas' niggle

Under-pressure New Zealand coach Ian Foster has ramped up the niggle at training ahead of Saturday's rematch with Argentina to weed out All Blacks' ill-discipline that led to rare back-to-back losses.

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