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Support is strong for both  teams across Samoa,  where even the local buses are helping promote the historic match.  Photo / Dean Purcell

Rugby: Samoans blast out heat and hype

Five days from the historic test between the All Blacks and Manu Samoa, Apia - and the villages which line the road from Faleolo Airport to Samoa's capital - have put…

Dan Carter scores during his outstanding performance against the Lions in 2005. Photo /Mark Mitchell

When Carter tamed the Lions

Ten years ago, Dan Carter produced what was as close to the perfect performance when he scored 33 points against the Lions…

Wayne Barnes will referee the All Blacks opener against Argentina at the World Cup.

Should NZ fear Wayne Barnes?

Wayne Barnes - the man who destroyed a nation - will take control of New Zealand's opening 2015 World Cup fixture against…