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All Blacks Smith shares match rituals, haka and selection ahead of French Test

By Tamati Tiananga

All Blacks Aaron Smith is set to make his 72nd cap this weekend against the French at Eden Park in Auckland. All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has again given the veteran halfback the nod, ahead of TJ Perenara. Smith's selection is a reflection of their confidence in the 29-year-old. The in-form halfback from Ngāti Kahungunu talks about match-week rituals, performing the haka and producing his own personal best when pulling on the All Black jersey. 


Black Ferns Sevens eye up World Series win

By Rahia Timutimu

The Black Ferns Sevens take the field in Paris this weekend in the closing round of the HSBC World Series with a chance to claim back-to-back titles. There are two changes to the team that lifted the Langford Sevens title last month, with the return of Gayle Broughton, and Shiray Kaka (nee Tane) who last played for the Black Ferns Sevens team in 2016.