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Jul 1, 2008:  Wasps centre Riki Flutey was named among Martin Johnson's first 32-man elite player squad on Tuesday while the new England manager also dropped some big names.
Jun 27, 2008:  Perpignan have emerged from left field to secure the services of Dan Carter after the All Blacks star ended speculation about his lucrative sabbatical in France.
Jun 22, 2008:  The RWC runners-up have been dispatched but the champions loom as a monumental challenge for an All Blacks side stripped of their talisman Richie McCaw.
Jun 15, 2008:  As England lamented their defensive deficiencies and an impotent backline, Steve Hansen issued an ominous warning -- the New Zealand rugby side are apparently only running at 50 percent of their capacity.
Jun 15, 2008:  Debutant Topsy Ojo's pair of opportunistic tries was trumpeted as a rare positive as England's rugby press lamented an almost ritualistic test defeat against the All Blacks at Eden Park here last night.
Jun 14, 2008:  NZ skipper Richie McCaw voiced satisfaction with his sides strong 37-20 victory over England, but said the All Blacks had enough elements of their game to work.
Jun 12, 2008:  They may share the star billing in the All Blacks, but there couldn't have been a greater contrast between the re-signings of Richie McCaw and Daniel Carter to the NZRU.
Jun 7, 2008:  Wales head coach Warren Gatland admitted he was left ''embarrassed'' following Saturday's 43-17 rout by South Africa at Vodacom Park.
Jun 5, 2008:  June ordinarily offers little appeal to All Blacks fans but 2008 is no ordinary season, thanks to the hangover from last year's World Cup
Jun 1, 2008:  Unveiling a fresh, new feel to the All Blacks is coach Graham Henry's first tangible act since the rugby World Cup disaster
Jun 1, 2008:  Using the same rapier-like execution and venom that had just carried them to another Super rugby title, a trio of Crusaders rammed an old sword into the turf.
May 27, 2008:  New faces will be involved in the All Blacks' quest for rugby World Cup redemption with the selectors' fresh approach evident in their initial training squad that was announced this week.
May 26, 2008:  Jerry Collins walked away from New Zealand rugby yesterday saying the time was right to "fade away into the sunset"
May 25, 2008:  Samoa beat Fiji 19-14 in a bruising final at Twickenham to win the Emirates Airline London Sevens title, their third ever World Series Cup title.
May 22, 2008:  Don't be surprised if a sense of deja vu grips you during Saturday's Super 14 rugby semifinal between the Crusaders and Hurricanes in Christchurch.
May 18, 2008:  Momentum, that most valuable of Super 14 rugby commodities, will be sadly lacking when New Zealand sends a two-pronged vanguard into the semifinals next weekend.
May 13, 2008:  Bath lock Steve Borthwick has been handed the England leadership duties in the absence of regular skipper Phil Vickery, who misses appointments with the All Blacks this summer due to a knee injury.
May 11, 2008:  "So who will be boarding the plane for the foreboding 24 hour flight to the Land of the Long White Cloud?" Chris Marais runs down the options for Martin Johnson.
May 9, 2008:  Follow all the latest action from this weekend's crucial Guinness Premiership matches plus the final Magners League fixtures LIVE with scrum.com!
May 5, 2008:  Lawrence Dallaglio's glittering rugby career will come to an end this month when he finally hangs up his boots after 15 years in the spotlight.
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