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Savea, Laulala miss Bledisloe on paternity leave

All Blacks number eight Ardie Savea and prop Nepo Laulala are on paternity leave and will miss the Rugby Championship opener against Australia next weekend, coach Ian Foster said on Sunday.

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7dReuters

Concussion, babies complicate AB's travel plans

All Blacks coach Ian Foster will need to wait until later in the week before he is fully aware of who will be on the plane to Sydney on Sunday for the Rugby Championship with a number of injuries to assess.

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7dAAP

Foster: Clarke capable of negotiating spotlight

All Blacks coach Ian Foster says he isn't worried about Caleb Clarke coping with the Jonah Lomu comparisons coming his way after the rookie winger bulldozed through the Wallabies on Sunday.

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Rennie and Hooper critical of Wallabies after All Blacks defeat (00:41)
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Foster: All Blacks excited to make statement against Wallabies  (01:11)
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10dSam Bruce

Wallabies use 'right channels' for ref concerns

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has responded to the All Blacks' airing of their refereeing grievances through the media, saying his side had instead shared some of their own concerns through the correct avenues.

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10dESPN staff and Reuters

South Africa withdraw from Championship

The world champion Springboks have officially withdrawn from the Rugby Championship, leaving just Australia, New Zealand and Argentina to challenge for the 2020 title.

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10dESPN staff

Rennie makes shock Wallabies call for Bledisloe II

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has pulled a selection shock for the second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland, handing NSW Waratahs forward Ned Hanigan his first Test start since 2018.

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10dESPN staff

Barrett back as All Blacks make five changes

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made five changes to his starting side for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland, two of which see Rieko Ioane and Codie Taylor demoted to the bench.

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12dAAP

Springboks' Rugby Championship ultimatum

SANZAAR has given the world champion Springboks a 48-hour deadline to resolve their internal issues and confirm their participation in the Rugby Championship.

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13dSam Bruce

Wallabies dodge Campo's All Blacks 'aura' sledge

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan and Test great David Campese might have gone for New Zealand rugby's jugular, but the Wallabies are keeping their feet firmly on the ground ahead of an All Blacks response in Bledisloe II.

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13dReuters

Near-capacity crowd expected for Bledisloe II

New Zealand Rugby is expecting a "near-capacity" crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland's Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international against Australia on Sunday.

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17dESPN staff

All Blacks retain Mo'unga-Barrett combination

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has stuck by the same playmaking combination used at last year's Rugby World Cup, selecting Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett at fly-half and fullback respectively for the Bledisloe Cup opener.

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17dESPN staff

Wallabies hand Reds trio Bledisloe debuts

Dave Rennie has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the Wallabies, handing Test debuts to Queensland Reds youngsters Harry Wilson, Filipo Daugunu and Hunter Paisami in Sunday's Bledisloe Cup opener.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    7
    11
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -17
    51