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Rugby: ABs must give Carter time - Deans

Rugby: ABs must give Carter time - Deans

As the debate over the All Blacks' first-fives continues, Robbie Deans believes Dan Carter should be given all the time he needs to get fit in order to take the All Blacks to "another level" at the World Cup.

Rugby: Naholo adds the X factor

Rugby: Naholo adds the X factor

Last year it was Malakai Fekitoa, this year it is Waisake Naholo - another Blues reject has signed with the Highlanders for the 2015 campaign.

Rugby: Pros and cons of the minnows' rise

Rugby: Pros and cons of the minnows' rise

There are a lot of happy people in Tasman and Taranaki as the unions seek to become the first outside ''the big five'' to win a national championship since Manawatu in 1980.

Rugby: Proposals for First XV competition imminent

The future of the Highlanders First XV competition should be clearer in a week's time.

Rugby: Staying unbeaten AB's main tour focus

Rugby: Staying unbeaten AB's main tour focus

An unbeaten tour is the priority for the All Blacks in the next few weeks, with subplots about bringing a cluster of players up to speed while coping with heavy-duty rivals England and Wales in a World Cup style campaign.

Rugby: Lock Romano ABs' lucky 34th man

Rugby: Lock Romano ABs' lucky 34th man

The big winners out of yesterday's All Blacks touring squad announcement are Dan Carter, Victor Vito and Luke Romano.

Rugby: Cheika agrees to take Wallabies job - report

Rugby: Cheika agrees to take Wallabies job - report

New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australia team, the Australian newspaper reports, citing "an informed source".

Video: Carter, SBW back for All Blacks

Video: Carter, SBW back for All Blacks

Bledisloe Cup match winner Colin Slade has been left out of the All Blacks' 34-man squad to tour the USA and Europe.

Rugby: Carter in, Slade out of ABs tour quad

Rugby: Carter in, Slade out of ABs tour quad

Bledisloe Cup match winner Colin Slade has been left out of the All Blacks' 34-man squad to tour the US and Europe.

Rugby: Tasman pair in Highlanders' sights

Rugby: Tasman pair in Highlanders' sights

It used to be Hawkes Bay that sent all its brightest products to Otago rugby.

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