Thursday Morning Round Up

Thursday Morning Round Up

The All Blacks start two openside flankers for Bledisloe Cup opener

Steve Hansen has opted to start both Sam Cane and Ardie Savea for the All Blacks' clash with the Wallabies this weekend.

The All Blacks' have made a number of changes to the side that drew to the Springboks as they look to retain the Bledisloe Cup.

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James O'Connor gets first test start since 2013

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his starting 15 ahead of Saturday night’s opening Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth.

Utility James O’Connor will earn his first Test start since September 2013 against Argentina in Perth, and it also marks his first start in the centres following an International career that has covered nearly every position in the backline.

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Erasmus shuffles his pack for Pumas test

South Africa are on course to lift the Rugby Championship title for the first time since Argentina joined the competition in 2011 with a bonus-point victory securing top spot.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has selected the same pool of 23 players that claimed a 16 all draw against the All Blacks last week to face the Pumas in Salta.

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George Ford Not Cautious Of Injuries Ahead Of Rugby Word Cup

Six Nations failure delivered a reality check for Ireland - Rory Best

Rory Best says Ireland's Six Nations failure provided a "reality check" ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Captain Best says Ireland will be ready to put that disappointment behind them at the showpiece in Japan.

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Goneva returns to Fiji's starting XV

Veteran utility back Vereniki Goneva will start on the wings for the Flying Fijians in the final World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup match against Samoa at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.

The 35-year-old is back from injury and has been given the nod to start in his first match this season.

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Springbok captain to play his first Currie Cup match since 2014

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will start at flank for Western Province in the Currie Cup encounter with Phakisa Pumas at DHL Newlands on Friday.

Kolisi will earn his 30th Western Province cap in his first game since 2014.

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Four All Blacks named in Tasman's Mitre 10 Cup starting XV

Tasman kick off their Mitre 10 Cup campaign against the Wellington Lions this weekend and co-head coaches Andrew Goodman and Clarke Dermody have named a strong starting XV including four All Blacks.

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