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# Black Ops

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All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe
New Zealand’s head coach admits he actively uses mind games against other coaches, though not against ‘a good coach and a mate’ Joe Schmidt.
A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash
The citing commissioner decided that Ofa Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder-leading tackle was “just short of” a red card.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue
The number eight will not play under Ronan O’Gara until April at the earliest.
Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout
New Zealand scored eight tries in Albany to move a step closer to another Rugby Championship triumph.
Security consultant denies All Blacks 'bugging' charge
Adrian Gard was charged after a device was discovered ahead of New Zealand’s Sydney Test against the Wallabies in August.
Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney
The revelation that New Zealand’s meetings had been bugged caused serious tension between the unions.
Maori All Blacks trounce USA ahead of Munster clash at Thomond Park
The New Zealanders ran in eight tries as they eased to victory in Chicago last night.
Ireland prepped and focused despite the many distractions in Chicago -- Rory Best
A Chicago Cubs victory parade 108 years in the making was taking place 17 floors below where the skipper was speaking this morning.
Richie McCaw promoted to Wing Commander in NZ air force
You can only be captain for so long.
The YouTube top 10: another week another round-up of the best online action
Kobe totes an Uzi, an 80s action hero returns to the ring and Ronaldo is denied an unbelievable goal against Spain – by a familiar team-mate.