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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 5

2 November 2017 4:01 AM World champions All Blacks to be captained by Beauden Barrett for the first time at Twickenham

Beauden Barrett will captain a second-string New Zealand side when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie, a former rugby league international, could make their All Blacks debuts from the bench against the Baa-Baas. Steve Hansen's side return to the venue for the first 2

2 November 2017 4:01 AM Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener

An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance 16

2 November 2017 4:01 AM Beauden Barrett confirmed to captain All Blacks against Barbarians

There's been plenty of hype surrounding Aumua, ever since his barnstorming performances at the Under-20 World Championship earlier this year, but Hansen's trying to keep a lid on expectations for the exciting hooker. "If we're being honest, he's probably overwhelmed by it all. There's a lot that we've got to help him with, and we'll do that nice and slowly 13

2 November 2017 4:01 AM All Blacks team named for match against Barbarians

The All Blacks team has been named to play the Barbarians in the opening match of the Vista 2017 All Blacks Northern Tour at Twickenham on Saturday 4 November. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three new All Blacks, hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie have been named on the reserves 18

31 October 2017 9:33 PM Super Rugby squads: Famous name back in the Crusaders

Tasman loosie Ethan Blackadder, son of former Crusaders coach Todd, has been included in the Super Rugby champion's 2018 squad. The other debutants include Canterbury openside Billy Harmon and halfback Jack Stratton. Braydon Ennor and Will Jordan both debuted in the Mitre 10 Cup this season, for Canterbury and Tasman respectively, and have been named 8

30 October 2017 7:12 PM Large number of Kiwis in Barbarians squad

Steven Luatua and Ben Franks are among six former All Blacks and 13 Kiwis in the team coached by Robbie Deans and Scott Robertson. Highlanders' Luke Whitelock, Richard Buckman and Dillon Hunt were included, while other notables additions were fullback George Bridge and Auckland wing Vince Aso. The squad already included five players - Richie Mo'unga 15

30 October 2017 5:39 PM Kiwis make up half Barbarian side

Thirteen New Zealanders, past or present All Blacks, have been named in the 26-man Barbarians squad for matches against NZ and Tonga. Two more New Zealanders have been added to the Barbarians squad to meet the All Blacks this weekend, meaning Kiwis now make up half the 26-strong invitation side. Former All Blacks Ben Franks and Steven Luatua were named 5

29 October 2017 4:04 AM All Black Selectors Set A Challenge For Julian Savea To Return To The All Blacks

Julian Savea’s continued exile from the All Black squad has raised eyebrows among rugby fans and All Black selector Grant Fox has lifted the lid on what he expects from the blockbusting wing to reclaim his place in the World Champion backline. Since being dropped for the British and Irish Lions tests, to his credit, Savea has stayed quiet on social media 5

28 October 2017 10:29 AM Mo'unga shines as Canterbury win NPC final

Canterbury have a team-first mantra but it's hard to deny the enormous individual impact of Richie Mo'unga in their 35-13 dissection of Tasman in the NPC Premiership final. The home side made it a remarkable nine titles in the last 10 years with a comprehensive performance in Christchurch on Saturday, highlighted by the brilliant skills of first five-eighth 10