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Carlin Crossan

I am from New Zealand and have been a large sports fan from the age of 6 years old. I played rugby and cricket growing up for my local club and school. I follow most sports that involve New Zealand teams. I work at my former secondary school as a Sports Co-ordinator.

Watch: New Zealand Underage Star Asafo Aumua Scores 60 Metre Brilliant Try

Wellington Lions hooker Asafo Aumua scored a brilliant individual try on Sunday against Canterbury. Aumua ran 60 metres to score a try most backs would love to score. The New Zealand u-20 international showed excellent pace and foot-work to score a brilliant solo try. The run included a beautiful move running around Canterbury full-back George Bridge. The Wellington hooker is …

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All Blacks Vs Springboks: The Three Key Players For Each Side

The All Blacks and Springboks will continue their great rivalry on Saturday at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.   This will be the first time these two teams have played at this ground. With a large South African community on the North Shore, the crowd will be a good mix of All Black and Springbok fans. Here are some …

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New Zealand Vs Australia: A Combined Bledisloe Cup Form XV

The last two weeks have seen Australia and New Zealand play some high quality attacking rugby. Between the two, they’ve scored a combined 152 points.   The Wallabies will take a lot of positives from the 35-29 loss in Dunedin in the most recent contest after leaking 54 points in Sydney. So after an epic two games here is a …

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All Blacks Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of Second Bledisloe Cup Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen speaks to the media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference at The Intercontinental on August 17, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The All Blacks have suffered a blow to their original starting lineup, which was named to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.  Owen Franks has been ruled out due to the ongoing Achilles issues that he’s been suffering from all season. The 29-year-old was set to start when the squad was named on Thursday morning (NZ time). A midday announcement, …

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Three Key Match Ups In The First Bledisloe Cup Test

Australia's wing Drew Mitchell (R) is tackled by New Zealand's centre Sonny Bill Williams (2R) next to Australia's full-back Kurtley Beale (L) and New Zealand's full-back Ben Smith (R) during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Game one of the Rugby Championship sees trans-Tasman rivals Australia host New Zealand in what doubles as a Bledisloe Cup test.  Here are three match ups that will be worth watching on Saturday. Match Up One: The Tall Timber The All Blacks locking duo of Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retalick is one of the most formidable in the modern area …

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