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Liam Messam Liam Messam played 43 matches for the All Blacks over seven years and was a member of New Zealand’s World Cup-winning squad in 2015. He has played rugby professionally in New Zealand, Japan and France and is the second-highest capped Super Rugby player of all time, having made 179 appearances for the Chiefs. Liam has been coached by some of the finest coaches of the modern era, including John Mitchell, Warren Gatland, Dave Rennie, Wayne Smith, Ian Foster, Steve Hansen and Graham Henry.

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Expect fire and fury from under-pressure Springboks

The Springboks have shown in the past they can play an expansive, exciting style of game.

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The old enemy

The Chiefs and Crusaders have forged a fierce rivalry in the past decade with a new chapter set for Saturday.

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Fit to burst

Pre-season training can often be unpleasant, but it can also create lasting, and good, memories.

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Real cost of criticism

Rugby players never go out on the park to lose - but it's not the players who criticism hurts the most.

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Bledisloe mediator

One unusual moment from Liam Messam's many matches against Australia stands out above the rest.

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Right man for the job

Sam Cane has long been destined to be All Blacks captain.

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Iron men of rugby

There are self-styled enforcers everywhere but South Africa produces the hardest men.