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Rugby must revisit the scrum amid current guessing game

While the refereeing in South Africa has raised some eyebrows across Super Rugby, it's the increasing amount of scrum resets and general uncertainty that is really upsetting fans - Craig Dowd writes.


Former Test coach Alan Jones slams Israel Folau call

While former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones blasted Rugby Australia over its decision to sack Israel Folau, some Australian players used social media to show their love and support for their ex-teammate.

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All Blacks great Dan Carter laughs off World Cup talk

Two-time World Cup winner Dan Carter has laughed off suggestions he could make a surprise return to the All Blacks squad for this year's tournament as New Zealand grapples with concerns over their depth at fly-half.

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Ben Smith's Highlanders career all but over

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith could miss the rest of the Super Rugby regular season with a hamstring strain in a blow for the Highlanders' title hopes.

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New Zealand Rugby must consider World Cup eligibility adjustment

Damian McKenzie's injury has highlighted a problem New Zealand Rugby must be prepared for. If Steve Hansen wants a particular player who is currently ineligible because of where he's playing, then that needs to change -- Craig Dowd writes.

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Graham Henry backs shock Dan Carter Rugby World Cup call

Dan Carter would not be out of place in the All Blacks squad at the Rugby World Cup later this year if selectors handed him a shock call-up to fill the gap left by the injured Damian McKenzie, Graham Henry has said.

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All Blacks squad provides World Cup clues

Ma'a Nonu's bid for a Rugby World Cup return appears to be over after the veteran centre was not selected in an extended All Blacks squad.

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Rugby Australia considers new comp options

Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.

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Crusaders name in doubt, knights ditched for remainder of 2019

The future of the Crusaders name is in doubt with the Super Rugby franchise and New Zealand Rugby announcing they have engaged an independent research company to seek feedback and provide recommendations on the side's team name and imagery.

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All Blacks' Waisake Naholo struck with knee injury

All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo's hopes of making the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year hang in balance after he suffered a knee injury at training that ruled him out for up to six weeks.

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