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All Black Centre Malakai Fekitoa Confirms Move To France

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 14: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders looks on during team warmup ahead of the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Highlander and All Black centre Malakai Fekitoa has confirmed via social media that he will join Top 14 outfit Toulon for the upcoming season. The 25-year-old has seen his international career stifled in recent months due to the re-emergence of Sonny Bill Williams and has since decided to move abroad. The 24 timed capped All Black took to social media …

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Kiwi Journalist Outlines Why Damian McKenzie Won’t Be Joining The Tigers

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs during warmup prior to the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Well-known New Zealand journalist Gregor Paul has outlined why highly-rated Chiefs full-back-cum-fly-half Damian McKenzie will not be joining the Leicester Tigers. The playmaker’s future has been a hot topic in the last week after a story broke that the 22-year-old was in talks with English heavyweights Leicester Tigers about a move to Welford Road. But following comments made by Chiefs …

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Lions Prop Arrested On Night Of Final All Backs Test

England and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested by police in Auckland after what is being described as a ‘minor disorder’. The player was arrested only a few hours after the tense final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, which finished 15-15, but was later released without charge. According to Fairfax Media in New Zealand (via The42.ie), the arrest took place at about 3am on …

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Why The Lions Tour Is Good News For Eddie Jones And England

SANTA FE, ARGENTINA - JUNE 17: Eddie Jones, Head Coach of England looks on prior to the ICBC Cup match between Argentina and England at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez on June 17, 2017 in Santa Fe, Santa Fe. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images,)

Whilst Eddie Jones has spent the summer working with the country’s next generation of exciting talent, coming away from the notoriously hostile environment of Argentina with a 2-0 series win, much of his core of senior players have been battling it out with New Zealand’s finest, which is great news for the men in white. Inevitably, the build-up to the …

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All Blacks Vs Lions: Why The Sinckler-Perenara Incident Shouldn’t Just Be Brushed Under The Carpet

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 01: A fight between TJ Perenara of the All Blacks and Kyle Sinckler breaks out on full time during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Last weekend I wrote a piece on TJ Perenara’s behaviour towards the referee during the second Test of the Lions series, which included my opinion on the incident that involved both the scrum-half and the visitors’ Kyle Sinckler in an altercation after the final whistle. It is vitally important that we do not erode our sense of responsibility towards officials in …

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Warren Gatland A Contender For All Blacks Post Come 2019

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, shakes hands with New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen prior to the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is a contender for the coveted All Blacks coaching role in 2019. Hamilton-born Gatland has not hidden his desire to one day lead his country and ahead of Saturday’s series decider at Eden Park, his chances have been given a boost by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. Speaking to the …

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