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Steven Hansen To Step Down As All Blacks Boss After World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced Friday that he will retire after next year’s World Cup in Japan, saying the world champions needed some “fresh thinking”. “I think it’s right for the team to have someone new after the World Cup, some fresh eyes, some fresh thinking,” he told reporters. Hansen took over in late 2011 after working as Graham …

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Fiji Take Cape Town Rugby Sevens Title

Fiji ran out convincing winners of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens series after beating the United States 29-15 in the final on Sunday. Fiji turned the tables in emphatic fashion after they were beaten by the Americans in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the series in Dubai a week earlier. The match was effectively …

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Late Tries Enable New Zealand To Avoid Shock Sevens Exit

Two tries in the last minute enabled New Zealand to stay in contention for the title on the first day of the World Rugby Cape Town Sevens tournament at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand, winners of the opening tournament of the 2018/2019 season in Dubai last weekend, faced elimination before the quarter-final stage for the first time in …

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Perpignan Lose Record Eleventh Straight Top 14 Match

Perpignan lost 22-11 to Bordeaux-Begles on Sunday in a record 11th straight league defeat in one season for a Top 14 club. The Catalans take over from Mont de Marsan who failed to win on 10 occasions in the top-flight in 2012-13. Bordeaux-Begles move up to sixth in the table with their second victory in a row and remain unbeaten …

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BaaBaas Name Starting XV For 2018 Killik Cup

The Barbarians are in London once again as they take on Argentina for the Killik Cup. The competition hasn’t been kind to the side in recent years – winning just one of the past five fixtures, back in 2014. But some positive results in the past year, featuring wins over the likes of Tonga, Munster and (an admittedly depleted) England …

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Bellini Ruled Out As ‘Angry’ Italians Prepare For All Blacks

Mattia Bellini has been ruled out injured as Italy prepare for their final Test of the November series against world champions New Zealand in Rome amid frustration at having two tries disallowed in their weekend loss to Australia. Zebre wing Bellini, 24, scored Italy’s only try in the 26-7 defeat to the Wallabies in Padua on Saturday before going off …

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Erasmus Defends Springboks Captain Kolisi After Scotland Incident

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus defended the character of Siya Kolisi after the possibility of a citing against his captain emerged in the aftermath of South Africa’s hard-fought 26-20 win against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Television footage appeared to show Kolisi’s head making contact with the head of Peter Horne as he tried to extricate himself from being pinned to …

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