Cruden named at flyhalf in All Blacks team to play

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf in the All Blacks team against Wales in the first rugby test on Saturday, succeeding Dan Carter who has retired after wearing the No. 10 jersey in 112 tests. Coach Steve Hansen on Thursday named his first team since last year's World Cup, retaining 10 players who started in the final against Australia at Twickenham...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Milestones in the Rugby World Cup final

LONDON (AP) New Zealand became the first team to win three Rugby World Cups. New Zealand became the first team to successfully defend the RWC. New Zealand extended its tournament record to 14 straight RWC wins. Fourteen All Blacks won the RWC for a second time: Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Ben Franks, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Victor Vito...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

All Blacks unchanged from semi for Rugby World Cup final

BAGSHOT, England (AP) Defending champion New Zealand has selected the same starting team and reserves for the Rugby World Cup final against Australia on Saturday. That meant Joe Moody remained at loosehead prop when the team was announced on Thursday. Moody was the only change to the run-on side for the semifinal against South Africa, after Wyatt Crockett strained his groin in the...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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