Liam Squire

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: “We’re expecting a physical encounter, one where they’ll kick the ball a fair bit. Sexton and Murray are both key guys at driving them around the park and have real variation in their kicking game.”

There are chinks of vulnerability there, what with their first three locks all ruled out and an untried, makeshift second-row, a rusty openside and sc(...)

“Jerome (Kaino) has been covering for us the last few weeks and he’s very comfortable in the position.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has thrown a few curve balls selection wise in the home city of Wednesday night’s baseball World Series winners the Chi(...)

 New Zealand’s Israel Dagg running with the ball while South Africa’s Jaco Kriel tries to tackle him during the Rugby Championship test match played at the Kings Park Stadium, Durban. Photograph: EPA

The England coach, Eddie Jones, went to four rugby matches over the weekend but it was the game he did not attend that will be talked about for years.(...)

New Zealand openside  Matt Todd offloads as he is tackled by South Africa’s Faf de Klerk and Bryan Habana during the  Rugby Championship match  at Kingspark Rugby stadium in Durban. Photograph:  Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa 15 New Zealand 57 New Zealand equalled their record of 17 Test wins in a row as they claimed their biggest victory over old foes South (...)

All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara dives to score during his side’s Rugby Championshsip win over Argentina. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 17 New Zealand 36 New Zealand extended their winning run to 16 matches with victory over Argentina in Saturday’s Rugby Championship match i(...)

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