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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    The All Blacks have a big hole to fill in their midfield ahead of Saturday's opening test against Ireland at Eden Park

    The All Blacks have a big hole to fill in their midfield ahead of Saturday's opening test against Ireland at Eden Park


    Crusaders Jack Goodhue and David Havili have been ruled out due to COVID-19 and Brayden Ennor's been called into the squad.

    Meanwhile Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been called into camp after head coach Ian Foster and assistants John Plumtree and Scott McLeod tested positive.



    Dame Noeline Taurua is set to put her team of 12 for next month's Birmingham Commonwealth Games through a gruelling five day training camp.

    Captain Gina Crampton says it will be physically and mentally testing.



    Novak Djokovic is motivated to defend his Wimbledon title because it shapes as his last Grand Slam of the year.

    The Serbian as per tradition kicks off the centre court action tonight.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     12 Aug: All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao has been dropped for the Springboks re-match in Johannesburg on Sunday morning
     12 Aug: James O'Connor will start at first-five for the Wallabies in their second Rugby Championship test against Argentina at San Juan after the injury to Quade Cooper in the opening victory
     12 Aug: Richie Mo'unga will start at first-five for the All Blacks in Sunday's Rugby Championship match against the Springboks at Johannesburg - Beauden Barrett is on the bench
     11 Aug: South Africa will start with hooker Joseph Dweba in Saturday's second Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand after Bongi Mbonambi withdrew due to a knee injury picked up in training
     10 Aug: All Blacks captain Sam Cane is defending his side's opening defeat to the Springboks as they prepare for the second test on Sunday morning at Ellis Park
     10 Aug: All Blacks captain Sam Cane has expressed his relief at Beauden Barrett's escape from permanent injury when he fell on his neck and shoulders after getting tackled in the air late in the first test loss to the Springboks
     09 Aug: Richie Mo'unga has described the challenge of playing the Springboks at Ellis Park as the ultimate test
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