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Coalitions, kingmakers and a Rugby World Cup: the calculations already influencing next year’s election

NZ First leader Winston Peters bets Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking that he will make it back into government in the 2023 election. Videos / Newstalk ZB OPINIONS: Sometimes it feels as if the election year has begun already. Winston Peters has declared New Zealand First won’t join a governing coalition with Labor after the 2023 …

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Rugby: Wallabies pull off remarkable comeback to sink Wales

Australia players celebrate victory against Wales. Photo / AP Australia came from 21 points down with 23 minutes left to overhaul Wales 39-34 in an astonishing turnaround in their Cardiff rugby test today. After the historic loss to Georgia last weekend, Wales desperately needed the win more than the heavily depleted Wallabies and was delivering …

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England seek big improvement for Test vs South Africa who need win | Wales in turmoil vs injury-ravaged Australia | Rugby Union News

Wales are in turmoil ahead of facing an injury-ravaged Australia, while England seek big improvements vs South Africa It’s the final weekend of autumn internationals, as England seek a big improvement vs a South Africa side who need to win, while a Wales team in turmoil face an injury-ravaged Australia. Below, we look at some …

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England seek big improvement for Test vs South Africa who need win | Wales in turmoil vs injury-ravaged Australia | Rugby Union News

Wales are in turmoil ahead of facing an injury-ravaged Australia, while England seek big improvements vs South Africa It’s the final weekend of autumn internationals, as England seek a big improvement vs a South Africa side who need to win, while a Wales team in turmoil face an injury-ravaged Australia. Below, we look at some …

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Rugby league: New Zealand Rugby League sets ambitious target for Kiwis tests in 2023

The Kiwis lost in the semifinals at the World Cup. Photo / Photosport If the New Zealand Rugby League have their way, the Kiwis will play at least four tests in 2023, including a home and away series against Australia. Off the back of the World Cup, international football will go into hibernation for almost …

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Phil Gifford: What it was really like before the All Blacks’ three Rugby World Cup wins

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter were criticized by some before winning the 2015 World Cup. Photo / Brett Phibbs The All Blacks captain should be dumped. The first-five’s not playing at test level. There are too many has been in the team. New Zealand won one and lost one to South Africa, and scraped through …

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Chris Rattue’s Watchlist: The World Cup match you don’t want to miss

The master – Spain’s Sergio Busquets is set to dissect Germany. Photo / AP The best of sport over the next few days as rugby winds down with an epic showdown, and football’s World Cup builds towards a pivotal game. 4) England v South Africa, Sunday, 6.30am — Sky In case you haven’t had enough …

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Tipperary GAA family background to scoring for Munster at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Updated 2 hours ago MUNSTER HOOKER DIARMUID Barron comes from a family steeped in the GAA but none of the family from Tipperary managed to score at Páirc Uí Chaoimh until he touched down against South Africa XV a couple of weeks ago. His dad Kevin, a Sigerson Cup winner with UCD in 1978. played …

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‘I expect them to turn up with plenty of edge’

LEINSTER ASSISTANT COACH Robin McBryde is expecting to encounter a riled up Glasgow Warriors on the eastern province’s return to competitive action in the United Rugby Championship at the RDS this Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm). At the quarter-final stage of last season’s inaugural URC in the same venue, Glasgow shipped 12 tries in an astonishing 76-14 …

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Alun Wyn Jones likened to Martin Johnson as lock makes remarkable comeback from injury to captain bold Lions team against South Africa featuring Daly, Hogg and Cowan-Dickie

Alun Wyn Jones will captain a bold British and Irish Lions side to play South Africa after completing his sensational comeback from injury. Less than four weeks ago, the Wales lock suffered a dislocated shoulder against Japan at Murrayfield and seemed set to miss the entire Tour. Getty Alun Wyn Jones has made a sensational …

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