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Wandering Kiwi, rugby devotee (stereotypes...yep, I know), tennis, cricket - most things with balls.

New Zealand Dominate Our Rugby Championship Team Of The Season

The All Blacks retained the Rugby Championship trophy remaining unbeaten despite close shaves against an improving Australia and erratic South Africa. Having won all of their six games in the competition, they also dominate our selection of the team of the campaign. But who made the cut and got a place in out top XV of the Rugby Championship? _____ 15. …

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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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Wallabies Coach Michael Cheika Injured By Exploding Dumpling

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Michael Cheika watches on during the Australian Wallabies Captain's Run at GIO Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika’s nose was the victim of an exploding dumpling in Canberra on the eve of the Test match against Argentina.   Cheika’s nose suffered the attack when attempting to quaff a plateful of dumplings at the CBD Dumpling House. Reviews for the restaurant mention the delicious dumplings, fast service and the complaints are mainly about the …

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All Blacks 57 – 0 South Africa: Player Ratings After Hammering In Auckland

An eight-try All Black masterclass smashed records against South Africa and virtually secured the Rugby Championship for 2017. So who glittered brightest among the stars in the 57-0 thrashing on the North Shore? All Blacks 15 Damian McKenzie 7 A nervy beginning under the high ball but gradually grew into the game. Superb touch-finder in the second half and lots of …

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