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NPC: Manawatu gain promotion

The Manawatu Turbos claimed the Championship Cup after defeating Hawke’s Bay 32-24 which means they will essentially swap places with Wellington in the 2015 Premiership division.

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New Zealand

Nothing 'flash' about England

Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.

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US Eagles unveiled for year-end Tests

Thirty-five players have been chosen for the US national team's tour next month - which features a Test against New Zealand.

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New Zealand

Ngatai leads Maori All Blacks

The Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month was named in Wellington and features 11 new caps.
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Gilchrist leads Scotland again

Head coach Vern Cotter today named Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist as captain of a 33-man Scotland squad selected for the November Tests.
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Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

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US Eagles' best for All Blacks

The United States will be able to select leading players based in Britain, France and Japan in their team to play New Zealand.

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Carter, Sonny Bill back in Black

NEWS: New Zealand welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's Northern Hemisphere tour.

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McKenzie has his reasons

Ewen McKenzie said there was a 'bunch of reasons' but refused to go into details after he sensationally quit following a narrow loss to the All Blacks.

Player ratings: Nothing going right

The Wallabies suffered a heartbreaking blow as they succumbed to the All Blacks 29-28 after the final hooter in Brisbane on Saturday.

Player ratings: 81 minute rugby

The All Blacks showed why they are the No.1 team in the world by pipping the Wallabies 29-28 in Brisbane on Saturday.

All Blacks steal it at the death

MATCH REPORT: New Zealand left it late, but managed to beat Australia 29-28 in a thrilling Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

NPC: Taranaki host Makos in Final

Taranaki will host Tasman in the NPC Premiership Final in New Plymouth next Saturday.

Barrett fit to run All Black show

All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett looks to be fine to take his place in the team to play the Wallabies on Saturday, after taking a knock to the leg in training.

Henry not impressed with Wallabies

Graham Henry has called the current Wallaby team poorer than the one he last faced, and defeated, in the 2011 World Cup.

NPC: Hawke's Bay enters final

Hawke's Bay had to survive a determined Northland fightback before claiming their place in the Championship final with a 26-21 win.

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

TRANS-TASMAN DERBY: Off-field distractions are overshadowing the build-up to Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Brisbane

Barrett injury scare for All Blacks

The All Blacks were given a big scare ahead of their Test against the Wallabies on Saturday.