World Rugby 20.9.2018 03:04 pm

All Blacks coach questions wisdom of Boks’ transformation

In a newly released book, Steve Hansen ponders if race-based selection policies are the best for promoting ‘unity’.

In a recently-published book, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has questioned whether the Springboks are getting things 'right' with their transformation policies.

All Blacks coach questions wisdom of Boks’ transformation
All Blacks coach questions wisdom of Boks’ transformation

All Blacks coach questions wisdom of Boks’ transformation

In a newly released book, Steve Hansen ponders if race-based selection policies are the best for promoting ‘unity’.

Rare All Black defeat offers World Cup hope to others
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Rare All Black defeat offers World Cup hope to others

Former British and Irish Lions player and coach Ian McGeechan said the Springboks had proved that the All Blacks were “not immune to pressure”.
All Blacks say Sonny Bill a possible starter against Springboks
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All Blacks say Sonny Bill a possible starter against Springboks

The mercurial midfielder is part of group of players who are in a race against time to be fit for the match in Wellington.
All Blacks’ bursts undermine spirited Pumas
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All Blacks’ bursts undermine spirited Pumas

On a night where they didn’t have it all their way, the world champions produced short spurts of clinical finishing to remain unbeaten in the Rugby Championship.
Hooper urges action after neck injury sidelines Pocock
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Hooper urges action after neck injury sidelines Pocock

But his absence will definitely boost the Springboks in Brisbane.
‘Instinct’ tells All Blacks it is Mo’unga’s time
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‘Instinct’ tells All Blacks it is Mo’unga’s time

The All Blacks were giving nothing away on Thursday about how they will meet the challenge of Argentina’s big pack.
All Blacks to ‘grow talent’ against Argentina
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All Blacks to ‘grow talent’ against Argentina

Various uncapped players are in the squad waiting to make their debuts.
Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies
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Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies

The flyhalf converted five of the six All Blacks tries to finish with a match haul of 30 points, a New Zealand individual match record against Australia.
Protein-packed marriage for All Blacks’ next centurion
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Protein-packed marriage for All Blacks’ next centurion

Owen Franks hasn’t scored a Test try in 99 Tests. He has no problem with that. But this is what he did at his wedding…
Australia ring changes for second Bledisloe clash
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Australia ring changes for second Bledisloe clash

The misfiring front row has been revamped and Israel Folau’s massive void needs to be filled ahead of a daunting assignment against the All Blacks.
Laumape told to be All Blacks talking point
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Laumape told to be All Blacks talking point

The rookie was not included in the initial New Zealand Rugby Championship squad and told to work on his communication skills but now he’s back.
Wallabies defend Cheika after Bledisloe loss
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Wallabies defend Cheika after Bledisloe loss

The coach come under fire after Australia’s second-half submission in Sydney left them on the verge of losing the Bledisloe series for the 16th straight year.
Wallabies plot Eden Park vengeance from island base
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Wallabies plot Eden Park vengeance from island base

Prop Adam Coleman says they’re hurting and want redemption against the All Blacks.
Aussie commentator slammed for racial remark
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Aussie commentator slammed for racial remark

Gordon Bray was referring to Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau’s haircut in the Rugby Championship game against the All Blacks.
Soccer skills help All Blacks star Barrett silence critics
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Soccer skills help All Blacks star Barrett silence critics

He has faced calls to make way for in-form fly-half Richie Mo’unga, who helped the Crusaders to back-to-back Super Rugby titles this year.
Brace for Naholo as All Blacks outclass Wallabies
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Brace for Naholo as All Blacks outclass Wallabies

The world champions were slow out of the blocks in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney but eventually turned on the heat.
Wallabies look for early onslaught against All Blacks
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Wallabies look for early onslaught against All Blacks

Australia head into Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup fixture, which also doubles as the Rugby Championship opener, as underdogs after failing to win the trophy since 2002.
Rugby star Cipriani fined for assault
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Rugby star Cipriani fined for assault

A female police officer suffered bruising to her neck in the incident.
Injuries force Australia changes against All Blacks
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Injuries force Australia changes against All Blacks

The Wallabies are desperate for a win at ANZ Stadium in a fixture that doubles as the first Bledisloe Cup Test, but were dealt a blow.
Flying Folau says Wallabies can soar against All Blacks
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Flying Folau says Wallabies can soar against All Blacks

The controversial star player says Australia are reaching their true potential.
Haka hasn’t lost its aura, says All Blacks coach
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Haka hasn’t lost its aura, says All Blacks coach

There have been suggestions that the current generation of internationals are using the custom too regularly.
Samoa PM says rugby team ‘have no guts’, must quit if they lose
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Samoa PM says rugby team ‘have no guts’, must quit if they lose

After a disappointing run of defeats, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi turned up at training.
All Blacks say ‘non’ to putting trophy on line against France
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All Blacks say ‘non’ to putting trophy on line against France

When it was put to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen that it would make Saturday’s final Test more interesting to have the silverware at stake, he was not interested.
Beauden bows out but Sonny Bill’s back for All Blacks
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Beauden bows out but Sonny Bill’s back for All Blacks

Assistant coach Ian Foster said the selectors had held a “lively” conversation about the make up of the side for the dead rubber third Test against France.
All Blacks seek fast start against France
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All Blacks seek fast start against France

Although they blitzed France 52-11 in the first Test, the damage was done with 44 unanswered points in the second half.

 

 

 

 

 

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