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18 September 2017 10:08 PM 'Sleeping giants' of the Rugby League World Cup

Toa Samoa coach Matt Parish has anointed pool B rivals Tonga as the "sleeping giants" of the Rugby League World Cup as he rallied the Samoan community around New Zealand and Australia to get behind his team. Toa Samoa face Mate Ma'a Tonga in Hamilton on November 4 in what Parish predicted would be another brutal Pacific showdown. "They (Tonga) are going

17 September 2017 6:59 AM All Blacks seek improvement even after record win

Scrum-half Smith feels they were bit ‘sluggish’ in second half Auckland: The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders 11

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Israel Dagg's season appears over

Scans this week will confirm the extent of the damage to Dagg's troublesome knee that saw him sit out last night's 57-0 mauling of the Springboks in Albany. The 66 test veteran missed the first two Bledisloe Cup victories over the Wallabies due to this complaint. He then returned against the Pumas in New Plymouth last week, only for it to flare up again 9

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Unrelenting All Blacks sound warning with emphatic victory

AUCKLAND: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was reluctant to state it explicitly, but the 57-0 demolition of traditional rivals South Africa on Saturday was an emphatic warning to the rest of the rugby world. The world champions demonstrated they could be ruthlessly clinical in seizing scoring opportunities and at the same time be equally aggressive in defence 7

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders in line to retain the Rugby Championship with only two matches 2

17 September 2017 12:47 AM Knocking Boks 'like clubbing a baby seal'

The record defeat for the Boks has been described on social media as 'embarrassing' and 'shocking' by supporters, as the rampant world champions ran in eight tries in a sparkling display of attacking rugby that had their hapless opponents floundering. “We all thought last year losing to New Zealand by 42 points was a low point and we didn’t think it could 6

16 September 2017 10:47 AM VIDEO: Five worst Springbok Tests

CAPE TOWN – The appalling 57-0 capitulation by the Springboks against the All Blacks in Albany on Saturday is the worst ever defeat in the South Africans’ history. The record loss claims the No 1 spot ahead of the 53-3 disaster against England at Twickenham in 2002, where Jannes Labuschagne was red-carded for a late charge on Jonny Wilkinson. But the Boks and coach 6

16 September 2017 10:47 AM Coetzee: I won't say it was a horror movie, but ..

Auckland - The All Blacks produced their best display of the year to trounce South Africa by a record 57-0 and take a firm grip on the Rugby Championship in Albany on Saturday. The eight-try victory surpassed the All Blacks previous best 57-15 win in Durban last year and it was South Africa's heaviest defeat, eclipsing their 53-3 loss to England at Twickenham 1

16 September 2017 3:57 AM Live coverage of All Blacks v Springboks Rugby Championship Test

FIERCE rivals New Zealand and South Africa go toe-to-toe in Auckland tonight (5.35pm kick-off AEST) in a crunch match that will be pivotal in deciding the outcome of this year’s Rugby Championship. Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth described the clash as “massive” and “the biggest challenge of the year” with plenty at stake for both teams. LIVE stream 3

14 September 2017 9:12 PM Oracle set to snub next America's Cup

Leading US sailing journalist Bob Fisher, writing for Yachts & Yachting, says former Oracle syndicate leader Kiwi Sir Russell Coutts had confirmed Ellison might not be at the next Cup in Auckland in 2021. In an email to Fisher, Coutts said: "My understanding is that Oracle/Larry will not be entering." Fisher said it appeared "one Rich American Called 5