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Students Perform Heartfelt Haka At Sione Lauaki’s Funeral

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Students and old boys of Kelston Boys’ High School paid tribute to former Chiefs backrower Sione Lauaki with a passionate haka at the 35-year-old’s funeral in Auckland on Saturday. Lauaki, who passed away in Waitakere Hospital of kidney failure last Sunday, was buried in Waikumete Cemetery which happens to be just a couple of kilometres away from his old college Kelston Boys’ High …

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Christian Lealiifano Enters Remission And Opens Up On Battle Against Leukemia

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Brumbies and Wallabies fly-half Christian Lealiifano has entered remission just six months after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Lealiifano received the positive news exactly 100 days after his diagnosis and spoke to reporters about how he had to overcome negativity in his battle against the life-threatening malignant disease. “As hard as it is to say, I’m definitely blessed to have gone …

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Watch: Nehe Milner-Skudder Scores First Try Since Return From Injury

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All Blacks and Hurricanes winger Nehe Milner-Skudder crossed for his first try of the pre-season on Friday during the Canes’ 33-27 win over the Crusaders in Waverly. Otere Black spots a gap. @Nmilnerskudder finishes. Canes 26, @crusadersrugby 27 in Waverley #PreSeason2017 pic.twitter.com/9NsrYawjmx — Hurricanes Rugby (@Hurricanesrugby) February 17, 2017 Milner-Skudder, who was sidelined for almost a year with a dislocated shoulder, …

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Bernard Foley Wants to Have ‘Tom Brady Effect’ On His Waratahs Teammates

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Wallabies and Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley has said that he wants to have a ‘Tom Brady effect’ on his Waratahs teammates this season as he prepares to step into more of a leadership role under Daryl Gibson. The Waratahs have a number of debutantes in their backline this season with halfback Jake Gordon, inside centre Irae Simone and winger Harry Jones all set for …

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Bristol Rugby Sign All Black Juggernaut

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01: Steven Luatua of the New Zealand All Blacks passes the ball during a training session at Toyota Park on November 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby have confirmed the signing of Steven Luatua. The 15-times capped All Black will join Pat Lam at Bristol next season, a club that have been eager to splash their cash ahead of the 2017/18 season. Luatua will certainly add incredible athleticism to their current side, evidenced by the promotional video released in tandem with the announcement. As goes without saying, Bristol …

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Watch: ‘Tongan Thor’ Absolutely Smashes 17st Opponent, Receives Ban For Headbutting

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Taniela Tupou, otherwise known as ‘Tongon Thor’, has been utterly destroying opponents ever since he burst onto the scene as schoolboy in 2014. Now with the Queensland Reds, he has managed to get himself into some hot water after he absolutely smashed Chiefs star Liam Messam. The 20-year-old, who stands at 5’10” and weighs in at an eye-watering 135kg (21.5st), …

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Leinster Lose Out On Big Summer Signing As All Black Decides To Stay Put

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: Israel Dagg of the All Blacks is tackled by Rob Kearney of Ireland during the international rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

All Black Israel Dagg has confirmed that he will remain in New Zealand through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 28-year-old was recently linked to a move to the northern hemisphere, with Leinster and Toulon reportedly interested in the New Zealand fullback. However, Dagg has decided to remain in Christchurch, where he will continue playing for the Crusaders and …

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All Black Ben Smith Rejects Big Money Move To Europe

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New Zealand vice-captain and fullback Ben Smith has bucked the trend of big name players leaving the southern hemisphere for lucrative deals in France’s Top 14, by committing his future to the world champions until 2020. Speculation over Smith’s future has been rife for weeks now and with All Blacks out-half Aaron Cruden choosing money over country with a big …

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