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    Covid has wreaked havoc on the All Blacks backline and coaches this week, but it's blindside flanker shaping as an intriguing selection for the opening test against Ireland
     30 June 2022
    Covid has wreaked havoc on the All Blacks backline and coaches this week, but it's blindside flanker shaping as an intriguing selection for the opening test against Ireland
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    The All Blacks backline to be named later this morning for Saturday's first test against Ireland has been scrunched up and redrawn a couple of times this week
    30 Jun: The All Blacks backline to be named later this morning for Saturday's first test against Ireland has been scrunched up and redrawn a couple of times this week... more
    Ireland coach Andy Farrell concedes his side were well beaten, but believes his young charges will be better for the 32-17 loss to the Maori All Blacks
    30 Jun: Ireland coach Andy Farrell concedes his side were well beaten, but believes his young charges will be better for the 32-17 loss to the Maori All Blacks... more
    Hawke's Bay's comfortably retained rugby's Ranfurly Shield in their first defence of 2022
    29 Jun: Hawke's Bay's comfortably retained rugby's Ranfurly Shield in their first defence of 2022... more
    Ruby Tui's not the only sevens star who won't turn out for New Zealand in next month's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
    29 Jun: Ruby Tui's not the only sevens star who won't turn out for New Zealand in next month's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham... more
    Rugby sevens fans will notice some big names missing from the Commonwealth Games team lists, including former All Blacks Sevens captain Tim Mikkelson
    29 Jun: Rugby sevens fans will notice some big names missing from the Commonwealth Games team lists, including former All Blacks Sevens captain Tim Mikkelson... more
    Expectations are high in the Maori All Blacks camp, ahead of the first of two midweek matches against Ireland
    29 Jun: Expectations are high in the Maori All Blacks camp, ahead of the first of two midweek matches against Ireland... more
    Maori All Blacks coach Clayton McMillan is tempering expectations of a dynamic, clinical performance in the tonight's opener against Ireland in Hamilton
    29 Jun: Maori All Blacks coach Clayton McMillan is tempering expectations of a dynamic, clinical performance in the tonight's opener against Ireland in Hamilton... more
    Elton Jantjies will start at first five and Damian Willemse at fullback when South Africa take on Wales in the first test at Loftus Versfeld this weekend
    29 Jun: Elton Jantjies will start at first five and Damian Willemse at fullback when South Africa take on Wales in the first test at Loftus Versfeld this weekend... more
    The All Blacks are contemplating being without one of their backline stars for the first two tests of the Ireland series
    28 Jun: The All Blacks are contemplating being without one of their backline stars for the first two tests of the Ireland series... more

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