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    Michael Cheika says Wallabies duo won't take backward step against All Blacks

    Michael Cheika says Wallabies duo won't take backward step against All Blacks


    Michael Cheika has promised that Australia's two influential playmakers, Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale, won't take a backward step no matter how much traffic the All Blacks direct at them on Saturday...

    Michael Cheika has promised that Australia's two influential playmakers, Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale, won't take a backward step no matter how much traffic the All Blacks direct at them on Saturday evening.
    Tasman upset reigning champions Canterbury in Blenheim

    Tasman upset reigning champions Canterbury in Blenheim


    As far as statement making wins go, they don't get much bigger than Tasman's 25-17 win against Canterbury on Friday...

    As far as statement making wins go, they don't get much bigger than Tasman's 25-17 win against Canterbury on Friday night. 
    All Blacks captain Kieran Read shakes off the doubts to return at '100 per cent'

    All Blacks captain Kieran Read shakes off the doubts to return at '100 per cent'


    Kieran Read has admitted on Bledisloe eve to having a "few doubts" about whether he would make it back on to the rugby field after undergoing major back surgery at the end of last...

    Kieran Read has admitted on Bledisloe eve to having a "few doubts" about whether he would make it back on to the rugby field after undergoing major back surgery at the end of last year.
    Recap: Tasman v Canterbury - Mitre 10 Cup

    Recap: Tasman v Canterbury - Mitre 10 Cup


    Tasman look to avenge last year's final loss as they host holders Canterbury at Blenheim's Lansdowne...

    Tasman look to avenge last year's final loss as they host holders Canterbury at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park.
    Wallabies searching for balance in Bledisloe blockbuster with the All Blacks in Sydney

    Wallabies searching for balance in Bledisloe blockbuster with the All Blacks in Sydney


    The Wallabies are staring down their best chance in years to secure a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win but the last thing Australian fans want to see is a fired-up team pushing passes and drawing yellow cards in the opening test in Sydney this...

    The Wallabies are staring down their best chance in years to secure a drought-breaking Bledisloe Cup win but the last thing Australian fans want to see is a fired-up team pushing passes and drawing yellow cards in the opening test in Sydney this weekend.
    Can former Mooloos skipper Jono Gibbes turn around Waikato's fortunes in 2018?

    Can former Mooloos skipper Jono Gibbes turn around Waikato's fortunes in 2018?


    An enthused Jono Gibbes is "bloody up for the challenge" of reviving Waikato's ailing Mitre 10 Cup team after six seasons of misery for the Mooloos resulted in last year's drop to the...

    An enthused Jono Gibbes is "bloody up for the challenge" of reviving Waikato's ailing Mitre 10 Cup team after six seasons of misery for the Mooloos resulted in last year's drop to the Championship.
    Michael Cheika says Wallabies rookie Jack Maddocks is ready for biggest stage of all

    Michael Cheika says Wallabies rookie Jack Maddocks is ready for biggest stage of all


    Jack Maddocks is on the cusp of a dream Wallabies debut against the most feared team in world rugby and his coach Michael Cheika is adamant now is the time to unleash the 21-year-old on the biggest stage of...

    Jack Maddocks is on the cusp of a dream Wallabies debut against the most feared team in world rugby and his coach Michael Cheika is adamant now is the time to unleash the 21-year-old on the biggest stage of all.
    England rugby star Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to Jersey nightclub assault charge

    England rugby star Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to Jersey nightclub assault charge


    England first-five eighth Danny Cipriani has pleaded guilty at Jersey magistrates court to charges of common assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a nightclub on the English Channel...

    England first-five eighth Danny Cipriani has pleaded guilty at Jersey magistrates court to charges of common assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a nightclub on the English Channel island.
    Sam Whitelock lauds Aussie locks' big engines

    Sam Whitelock lauds Aussie locks' big engines


    All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has lauded the big engines of his Wallabies counterparts, as he prepares to enter his proud rugby nation's record books when he runs out against Australia this...

    All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has lauded the big engines of his Wallabies counterparts, as he prepares to enter his proud rugby nation's record books when he runs out against Australia this weekend.
    Eddie Jones to make final call on Danny Cipriani's England career

    Eddie Jones to make final call on Danny Cipriani's England career


    England head coach Eddie Jones will be given the final say on selecting Danny Cipriani despite the Gloucester first-five being fined £2,000 (NZ$3850) for an assault at a Jersey...

    England head coach Eddie Jones will be given the final say on selecting Danny Cipriani despite the Gloucester first-five being fined £2,000 (NZ$3850) for an assault at a Jersey nightclub.
    Plenty to motivate All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo in Sydney

    Plenty to motivate All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo in Sydney


    OPINION: Of the All Blacks' outside backs that will start against the Wallabies, wing Waisake Naholo, arguably, has the most to...

    OPINION: Of the All Blacks' outside backs that will start against the Wallabies, wing Waisake Naholo, arguably, has the most to prove.
    New environment for Alama Ieremia as Auckland make fresh start

    New environment for Alama Ieremia as Auckland make fresh start


    For a player who was synonymous with Wellington, Saturday's game between Auckland and Counties Manukau will be an unusual experience for Alama...

    For a player who was synonymous with Wellington, Saturday's game between Auckland and Counties Manukau will be an unusual experience for Alama Ieremia.
    Why banking on Michael Cheika could pay rich dividends for an NRL club

    Why banking on Michael Cheika could pay rich dividends for an NRL club


    OPINION: Here's a name to throw into the rugby league coaching cement mixer, especially with the Bledisloe Cup being held at ANZ Stadium on Saturday...

    OPINION: Here's a name to throw into the rugby league coaching cement mixer, especially with the Bledisloe Cup being held at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.