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France v New Zealand

France v New Zealand – A Preview – And a Glance at the French Sevens Squad It’s hard to imagine a more momentous day for French rugby: the men’s and women’s teams both take on New Zealand on Saturday. One difference is that the men’s team rarely downs the All Blacks; the women are making

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Where do the Black Ferns go from here?

If the Black Ferns felt the world top-ranking position was briefly out on loan elsewhere, they have had to readjust their thinking in recent weeks. As they come to Castres for their final tour match, they face a likely blackwash, four defeats in a row. Already the staff are pondering the underlying reasons. The superficial

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The Black Ferns prepare for Pau

Your long-awaited holiday in France. What can possibly go wrong? At the airport some of your luggage fails to appear! That is what happened to some of the Black Ferns as they arrived in Toulouse. Working on the principle of swings and roundabouts, this may portend a great victory for them in Pau. Here is

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Black Ferns named for first Test against France

The Black Ferns team to face France, at Stade de Hameau in Pau on Saturday (3pmkick off / 3am Sunday NZT) has been named. 1. Pip Love (13) 2. Grace Houpapa-Barrett (2) 3. Aleisha Pearl Nelson (37) 4. Joanah Ngan-Woo (4) 5. Maiakawanakaulani Roos (1) 6. Dhys Faleafaga (1) 7. Les Elder – captain (20) 8. Liana Mikaele-Tu’u (2) 9. Kendra Cocksedge (55) 10. Ruahei

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Red Roses complete the Demolition

England v New Zealand – Part Two A second crushing win for the Red Roses makes everything in the Franklin’s Gardens smell of roses. Glenn Moore made several changes to his team, but they proved no more capable of stemming the onslaught than last week. New Zealand won a penalty at the first scrum and

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England show their dominance in record win

England Women ran out comfortable 56-15 winners against New Zealand at Northampton’s cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens. It is the first time England have secured back-to-back wins over New Zealand since 2012, and stretches their unbeaten run to 16 matches. The Black Ferns showed their intent to attack early on, opting to run the ball out of

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Black Ferns up the intensity ahead of second Test

The Black Ferns team to face England in the second of two Tests, at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton this Sunday (kick off 2.45pm GMT, 3.45am Monday NZT), has been named. The team is; 1. Pip Love (12) 2. Grace Houpapa-Barrett (1) 3. Aleisha-Pearl Nelson (36) 4. Joanah Ngan-Woo (3) 5. Kelsie Wills (1) 6. Alana

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England v New Zealand – Second Time Round

Did you guess this squad correctly? 15 Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 16 caps);14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors, 48 caps); 13 Holly Aitchison (Saracens, 1 cap); 12 Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 7 caps); 11 Abby Dow (Wasps, 19 caps); 10 Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 31 caps); 9 Leanne Infante (vice-captain; Bristol Bears, 45 caps); 1 Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins,

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