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Confident Wallabies can find joy at Eden Park

The Wallabies head across the Tasman buoyed if not buoyant after the draw in Sydney, noting with pleasure how Steve Hansen says they cannot improve further

Jermoe Kaino, Ma'a Nonu miss Auckland Bledisloe

Liam Messam and Ryan Crotty replace key injured All Blacks against Wallabies at Eden Park, with Conrad Smith restored to the starting side

Thorn to arrive at Tigers by late September

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of All Black lock Brad Thorn on what is believed to be a one-year deal

Leicester sign All Black Brad Thorn

Leicester Tigers have bolstered their squad with the significant addition of All Blacks' World Cup-winning lock Brad Thorn

Wallabies squad unchanged for Eden Park challenge

Coach Ewen McKenzie has named an unchanged 23-man Wallabies line-up for Saturday night's second Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland

Tigers quiet on link with Brad Thorn

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill would not be drawn on rumours linking his side with All Black Brad Thorn

'First Test points go to the All Blacks'

What should infuriate the Wallabies most is the fact the All Blacks were way off their best but in many areas still out maneuvered them, Greg Growden writes

Round 1: Canterbury make impressive statement

ITM Cup round one wrap: Round 1: Canterbury humble Auckland, while Waikato stun Wellington and Tasman win championship final re-match against Hawke's Bay

France beat Ireland to claim third place

France claimed third place in the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup thanks to a 25-18 win over Ireland at Stade Jean-Bouin

Ma'a Nonu in doubt for Bledisloe return leg

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is anxious about the prospect of being without Ma'a Nonu for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland

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Mark Calverley Super Rugby - Not going to plan for NZ teams. Should we worry?

Not all our own way for NZ teams

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Benji - Should he stay or should he go?

Pressure is on Benji, but shouldn't we remember SBW went to France (Toulon) for 2 years to learn the game.

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Concussion

With all of the news around concussion do you think there should be safety measures in place for players to ensure they don't play on after a head know? How and who should police that?

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Club Rugby - How to get the MOJO back

With the start of club rugby upon us, how can we maintain the value of the clubs in player pathways and community spirit.

By Mark Calverley

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