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Mo'unga starts as All Blacks seek form reversal

Richie Mo'unga will start at fly-half in the place of Beauden Barrett as one of four changes to his starting XV made by New Zealand coach Ian Foster for the must-win Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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1dReuters

Barrett feared the worst after 'scary' aerial fall

All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett said he feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Africa but that his team would continue to be courageous under the Springboks' high ball.

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3dSam Bruce

Rugby Championship R1 wrap: Horrific Barrett fall could have been avoided

Beauden Barrett's nasty fall following an aerial collision with Kurt-Lee Arendse could and should have been prevented. The All Blacks certainly have multiple issues to deal with, meanwhile, but life is certainly pretty good for Australia's Jed Holloway.

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4dReuters

Foster says All Blacks improved despite Boks loss

New Zealand coach Ian Foster says his side have improved their performance from the historic 2-1 home series loss to Ireland, despite a heaviest defeat by South Africa in 94 years at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

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15dESPN

Hansen blasts New Zealand Rugby board

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has blasted the New Zealand Rugby board following the All Blacks shock series loss to Ireland in June, labeling the relationship between the board and All Blacks players "the worst it's ever been".

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15dReuters

Former players to take legal action against World Rugby

A group of former players have issued formal legal proceedings against World Rugby and the governing bodies of England (RFU) and Wales (WRU) over claims that the failure to protect them led to the early onset of dementia, British media reported.

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16dAAP

Crusaders coach wants World Cup double act

Six-time Super Rugby championship-winning coach Scott Robertson says he still wants to coach the All Blacks and lead New Zealand to World Cup glory.

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17dReuters

All Blacks aren't panicking: Foster

Ian Foster has shrugged off queries over his future as New Zealand coach ahead of a tour of South Africa that could spell the end of his tenure.

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19dReuters

Foster shakes up coaching set-up

Embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster has ditched specialist coaches John Plumtree and Brad Mooar in a bid to turn around their poor form following the series loss against Ireland earlier this month.

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21dESPN staff

All Blacks stick solid with coach Foster, Cane

Ian Foster and Sam Cane have been retained as All Blacks coach and captain respectively, the duo to continue their roles for at least the opening rounds of the Rugby Championship.

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21dLiam Napier

In a state of flux, under-fire All Blacks require quantum shifts

Humbled and hurt, the All Blacks stand on the verge of inciting a full-scale national inquiry. Despite calls for his sacking, Ian Foster looks set to survive -- so the All Blacks are going to have to find quantum shifts elsewhere.

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22dESPN staff

NZR satisfied despite late-night All Blacks incident

An already tough week for the All Blacks has taken another turn, after vision of back-rower Akira Ioane and former Test scrum-half Justin Marshall needing to be separated emerged on social media.

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23dESPN staff

All Blacks media manager says she canned Foster presser

As New Zealand Rugby [NZR] officials prepare to meet and attempt to plot a path out of the All Blacks' mire, the team's media manager has revealed she was responsible for cancelling coach Ian Foster's Sunday press conference.

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25d

Kirwan: ABs have 'a lot of soul searching to do'

Once were warriors; now they're just worried. The All Blacks' slump has engaged New Zealanders in a national bout of introspection and exasperation, much centred on besieged coach Ian Foster.

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26dESPN

Foster cancels press conference as pressure mounts

Pressure is mounting on All Blacks coach Ian Foster and the New Zealand Rugby board after New Zealand lost their first series at home since 1998, falling to Ireland in the decider in Wellington on Saturday night.

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29dLiam Napier

All Blacks' legacy, reputation on the line in Wellington

Weeks don't come much bigger for the All Blacks. Coach Ian Foster and Sam Cane are under mounting pressure as New Zealand fight to avoid a series defeat by Ireland -- and back-to-back home defeats for the first time in 24 years.

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29dESPN staff

Tuivasa-Sheck on bench for All Blacks debut

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made two backline changes for the series-deciding Test against Ireland, while also handing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck his first chance at international rugby.

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30dSam Bruce

Four series, four deciders: Has Test rugby ever been this tight?

The rugby world can turn itself inside out talking about the problems within the game, and has probably never before done so with such disdain as it has this week. But four series deciders this weekend offer cause for at least muted celebration.

2022 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL4th
    Tries Scored 1st Australia : 5 Tries Scored
    AUS1st
    1
    5
  • NZL4th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 16 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -16
    16