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All Blacks Benefit From Yet More Lenient Refereeing In Final France Test

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One of the biggest stories surrounding France’s summer tour of New Zealand has been the standard of refereeing. Controversial incidents in the first two tests meant that the third and final test in Dunedin on Saturday morning, officiated by Irishman John Lacey,  would come under an increased level of scrutiny. In an enthralling game that has gone back and forth in the …

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Did Anton Lienert-Brown Influence Fall Red Card Incident?

It’s fulltime at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington and the All Blacks have emerged 26-13 winners after an entertaining Test match.  With that victory, the All Blacks have clinched the series but for the second week in a row, the game swung on a red card received by a French player. After 12 minutes, Benjamin Fall received a straight red …

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Ofa Tu’ungafasi Receives Just A “Warning” For Shoulder Clash With Remy Grosso

The biggest talking point of the All Blacks’ 52-11 drubbing of France at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday was the tackle by Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Sam Cane on France’s Remy Grosso.  Cane’s arm struck Grosso in the face before Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder thundered into the jaw of the Frenchman – both Cane and Tu’ungafasi subsequently clashed heads. A penalty was …

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Referee Performance Overshadows All Blacks Thumping Of France

The All Blacks ran out 52-11 winners over France at Eden Park in Auckland this morning but the scoreline can be considered a bit flattering when you consider what occurred during the second-half.  At half-time, France were leading 8-11 and they had matched their much-fancied opponents in all aspects of the game up until that point. However, a yellow-card to Paul …

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All Blacks Name Team To Take On France In First Test

The New Zealand XV which will line out against France has been announced. The first test of the Steinlager Series takes place against the visiting French at Eden Park, Auckland, this Saturday, June 9. Debutant Karl Tu’inukuafe has been handed a place on the bench by head coach Steve Hansen. Elsewhere, Samuel Whitelock will captain the Test side for the second time in his …

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Hansen Labels Jordie Barrett “Stupid” As Police Called After Late-Night Drinking

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen labelled fullback Jordie Barrett “stupid” Sunday over an early morning mix-up that resulted in police being called after the player went out on the town. Barrett, 21, went drinking with a friend in Dunedin after his Wellington Hurricanes lost to Otago Highlanders on Friday night and entered a house at 5am Saturday morning looking for …

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Watch: New All Blacks Documentary Shows Fascinating Behind The Scenes Footage

The All Blacks have released some teaser footage of their new six-part documentary series which will be released on Amazon Prime.  The series, which is titled ‘All Or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks’, shows behind the scenes footage of the All Blacks team during their gripping series against the British and Irish Lions last summer. There are some great little bits …

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