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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Folau Fakatava has declared himself ready to become one of the country's newest All Blacks

    Folau Fakatava has declared himself ready to become one of the country's newest All Blacks


    The Highlanders halfback will debut under the roof in the second test in Dunedin, coming off the bench to back up Aaron Smith.

    Fakatava says he's remaining calm as the hours tick down til his likely first appearance in test rugby.

    Chiefs prop Aidan Ross is also on the bench and poised to debut.

    The only change to the side sees Dalton Papalii start at blindside and Scott Barrett move into the second row.



    The women's semi finals take centre stage at Wimbledon tonight.

    Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur meets unseeded German Tatjana Maria before 2019 champion Simona Halep plays 17th seeded Kazak Elena Rybakina .



    Ryan Fox is determined to keep his spectacular run of form going in the Scottish Open which starts tonight at the Renaissance Club in Berwick.

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