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GROWING MATURITY

GROWING MATURITY

Campbell Burnes likes what he’s seeing and hearing from the Blues captain as we near the climax to this extraordinary campaign.
TREADING THE FINE LINE

TREADING THE FINE LINE

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OFF TO A FLYING START

OFF TO A FLYING START

Peter White meets the All Blacks Sevens’ exciting new winger Caleb Tangitau.
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Campbell Burnes highlights a milestone for one of Auckland’s great rugby schools.
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The lifeblood of the code at grassroots level has also been impacted by the pandemic. With a new Christchurch club season starting this Saturday, Chris Barclay reports.
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READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH

READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH

Campbell Burnes spoke to All Blacks and Chiefs tighthead lock Brodie Retallick, who was due back on the park this month after an untimely broken thumb, steeling himself for the last (probably) 18 months of his long and stellar career.
ADAPTING AND ADJUSTING

ADAPTING AND ADJUSTING

Kieran Read is big on the need to be flexible when planning in both rugby and business, because things can, and will, go wrong.
IN THE GENES

IN THE GENES

Peter White meets one of the rising Black Ferns Sevens stars ahead of a bumper 2022 season.
CRANKING IT UP A LEVEL

CRANKING IT UP A LEVEL

Loose forward Luke Jacobson is determined to guide the Chiefs all the way to the title, writes Peter White.
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Leicester Faingaanuku and James Lowe after last nights All Blacks win over Irish Rugby.

Both having played for Nelson Boys college and the Tasman Mako before Lowe headed off shore and has been one of Irelands best players over the past year.

Faingaanuka had a solid debut both on attack and defence almost crossing the line in the first half in the lead up to the Quinn Tupaea try.

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Leicester Fainga'anuku and James Lowe after last nights All Blacks win over Irish Rugby.

Both having played for Nelson Boys college and the Tasman Mako before Lowe headed off shore and has been one of Irelands best players over the past year.

Fainga'anuka had a solid debut both on attack and defence almost crossing the line in the first half in the lead up to the Quinn Tupaea try.

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Photo bomb in the background, guy in underwear 🀣🀣

James low should had been a AB...he was playing top rugby an wasn't selected..

Not forgetting that James Lowe was an awesome winger for the Chiefs before he went to Ireland!

He also played for the Chiefs and NZ Māori before heading overseas

James Lowe beast winger had a great game

Most of these comments seem to be about James Lowe but hats off to Leicester who I think had a very good debut for the ABs. He will only get better with experience.

Two good makos men

Leicester was very keen to play With Ball in hand...... Very good player..... If he develops his kicking skill then i move him at 12!

Proud moment for both players Leicester what a first up performance wicked.

Huge fine for showering in your undies… Richard Catherwood

Might be another Quade Cooper playing for another country under a NZ passport

I pick this guy to be all black s 5 yrs ago time on his side to cement a spot for world cup

I hope Leicester didn't swap his first jersey and Lowe rather just gave his to Leicester.

Don't forget that Lowe was also a Waikato Chiefs player ✊🀘

Friendship always shines through, great to see πŸ‰πŸ˜Ž

Nelson boys.. πŸ₯°

Joe Hooker look behind Leicester arm

It was in the lead up to Jordies try

Great picture of you both 🏈🏈🏈🏈

Brothers in arms regardless of which side wins, Handsome pics of you both πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘

Love the pic in the background

Henry Byrne totally agree u couldn’t of of said it any clearer

Taukei'aho in background...πŸ˜‚

They both went to Nelson College not Nelson Boys

I didn't know that james lowe was irsh hes a chiefs player isn't he

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The Wallabies have held off a late charging England Rugby and a red card to win the opening game.of the series 30-28.

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The Wallabies have held off a late charging England and a red card to win the opening game.of the series 30-28.

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As an All Blacks supporter and Maori from Aotearoa well done Wallabies. Dug deep. True grit. πŸ‘

Well done Australia.. Was good to see a Referee finally put a stop to the England forwards screaming and yelling on an oppositions throw in to a line-out..

(Staunch AB supporter, but... big CONGRATS Wallabies. Over England; EXCELLENT!!)

Appears that Super Rugby Pacifica might be good for Australian rugby, be silly to talk about leaving now when their game is developing.

Awesome Australians… that’s a headline… I hope NZ/Aussie relationship stay strong together, not only on the paddock but as business partners… it’s growth and promotion for the Pacific rugby… Michael Hooper is by far the Best flanker and Captain in the world… Well done…

1st half pretty ordinary, gr8 to see both sides stand up in the 2nd. Thats a game, bring on The Bledesloe!

So refreshing to witness something positive coming out of Aus after the appalling politics and shocking weather. Well done Hoops & team and against all odds.

Great Game Congratulations to both teams πŸ’―β€β€

I checked the score with 3 minutes to go and it was 30 - 14 must of been a hell of a last 5 minutes

Super rugby can’t have been too bad then

As it turn out, playing NZ teams in Super Rugby Pacifica is beneficial for the Wallabies. We might lose more Super Rugby clashes than we win against NZ, but we are learning the so-called dark arts, and our ability to execute the game plan is improving !!

The first 50 minutes was the most boring game I've ever seen

Well done aussies

Big whoop they beat england

Well done Wallabies,

Well done wallabies u so deserved it πŸ‘

To win with one man down..Yeah πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Good one Aussies

Steve Brockman well done mate. Looking forward to the Bledisloe Cup matches this year 😁

Congratulations Wallabies

Well done Faiga’a πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’ͺ

oh Pita please tell me that you had a dream we won the world cup too hhhhh

Goeies Nou Moet Di bokke n pumas ook wen Dan wys ons vu wereldrugby dat suidnoordelike halfrond Di beste is

Great win AussieπŸ’ͺ🏈❀

2nd Division Rugby πŸ‰

Nice πŸ‘ one Australia 🦘 what r beauty

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The All Blacks have gained revenge over  IrishRugby winning 42-19 in the first test at Eden Park.

The first half saw Keith Earls cross for the opening try to give Ireland the lead and the visitors looked dangerous for the first quarter before they ran in four tries to Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece Ardie Savea and Quinn Tupea to take a 28-5 lead.

The second half saw Ireland cross early again through Gary Ringrose before Ardie Savea crossed for his second and Pita Gus Sowakula crossed on debut. Former Chiefs and Counties Manukau midfielder Bundee Aki crossed for Ireland to close the gap.

Jordie Barrett kicked a perfect 6 from 6 conversions.

Leicester Faingaanuku had a solid debut.

Rieko Ioane was outstanding on defence saving two tries.

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The All Blacks have gained revenge over IrishRugby winning 42-19 in the first test at Eden Park.

The first half saw Keith Earls cross for the opening try to give Ireland the lead and the visitors looked dangerous for the first quarter before they ran in four tries to Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece Ardie Savea and Quinn Tupea to take a 28-5 lead.

The second half saw Ireland cross early again through Gary Ringrose before Ardie Savea crossed for his second and Pita Gus Sowakula crossed on debut. Former Chiefs and Counties Manukau midfielder Bundee Aki crossed for Ireland to close the gap.

Jordie Barrett kicked a perfect 6 from 6 conversions.

Leicester Fainga'anuku had a solid debut.

Rieko Ioane was outstanding on defence saving two tries.

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Maybe Foster and Plumtree should go on sick leave more often

Goes to prove when you play the All Blacks at the beginning of the season not at the end of a gruelling season and tour πŸ–€

All Blacks for life. Well done guys you did your supporters proud. πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

Not revenge just a hard earned win.

Well done ABs!! Sam Cane yah nah! need someone that's not prone to injury Ireland never gave up, they played well right to the end despite the score.

Nicely done, held out a pretty good Irish team. Ardie take a bow. Loved that pile on when he scored and when Pita Gus scored as well. Boys really looked like a good tight team.

Our Defence was Magnificent πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

Ardie Savea is a real warrior..his work rate in the game is very high..

Love watching Ardie Savea - definitely man of the match. ABs forever ❀️

🀫🀫🀫🀫🀫🀫🀫let our performance do the talking boys❀️πŸ”₯πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ€­πŸ€£

Awesome first game boys let's wrap up the series nexts week Go the blacks

Defence wins game

Well done Black's we make to much errors Ireland for life

Glad Scotty had a solid game and the men got a good win. That’s a great Ireland team. Series isn’t over!

Most definitely a well and truly deserved win Epic game All Blacks πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‰πŸ’―πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

Sooo where was Sam Cane playing ,he looked lost, maybe next game he make an appearance 🫣

And real refereeing for a change. Thank you πŸ™

Well done to the boys! 100% effort last night!! Was a pleasure to watch πŸ’ͺπŸ‰πŸ’ͺ!!

Great game you boys rock πŸ–€πŸ–€

Savea is the best but 7 better for him speed and his size

Awesome game.all blacks

Budly good win but we need to something with the aimless skyballs and still not protecting the tackleball and man. Scrum power too good for Irish and lineouts were awesome. Our backs always look dangerous and we need to do this. Debutantes show their class. Defense second to none. Bring on game 2.

That was definitely needed!

Well.done my ALL BLACKS TEAM but it's ONLY the first GAME ..KEEP PLAYING with YOUR HEARTS and GOD BLESS xxx

The Irish cleanouts were holding onto players, they were getting through because players were held back. Something to fix game 2, Georgy Bower awesome Defence all around the park today

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