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Three All Blacks In Need of A Big Super Rugby Campaign

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: Julian Savea of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Ahead of the Lions tour to New Zealand, the focus has mainly been on the players who will potentially travel in Warren Gatland’s squad.  But what of the All Blacks ? Here, we look at three established All Blacks who need strong performances with their franchises in order to retain their place in the starting team against the Lions. Aaron Smith …

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Handrè Pollard Set To Make His Return To Rugby

Handrè Pollard

South Africa fly-half Handrè Pollard is set to make his return to rugby next month when the Bulls take on the Chiefs in a trial match at Ballymore. The Springboks playmaker has been sidelined since last February after rupturing his knee ligaments in a freak accident at Bulls training, and will now return to rugby for the first time in over 12 months when …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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How Good Is The All Blacks’ Depth? Ranking The Top Three Players In Every Position

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Samuel Whitelock of the All Blacks dives over to score a try during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Following Paul Wassell’s article on England’s unprecedented (that’s how you spell it, Donald) squad depth, we take a look at the only team in the way of Eddie Jones’ marauding men: the All Blacks. How does their player depth measure up heading into 2017? _______ Loosehead Props 1. Joe Moody 2. Wyatt Crockett 3. Ofa Tu’ungafasi Bubbling under: Daniel Lienert-Brown, …

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