Highlanders: High Stakes Rugby, High Cost Outcome

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In any event, the high stakes rugby is costing the Highlanders. In the 2016 semi final, they were unable to combat the open-style of the Lions (on the Johannesburg ground) and paid the price. They did take the right decisions in the quarter final, and the side must make precise decisions from now on. Dropping points now will be hard to recover in the later stages of Super Rugby. And after a high risk outcome last week, the time is now to play more settled, no nonsense rugby to get back into winning form. Rebuild their battered confidence--before they can again, look to incorporate any 'high stakes rugby' in their game. Oh, and get Ben Smith back to full health asap! READ MORE



Dissecting Aaron Smiths’ All Black Return

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All Black halfback Aaron Smith will want to forget the events of the past two months, but it is going to take time and a little patience. The rugby-loving public of New Zealand and its media are ruthless when it comes to the performances of the 15 lucky men that put on the All Blacks […] READ MORE


So Who Has Been a Naughty Boy

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With the recent news regarding All Black Aaron Smith, involved in a tryst with a woman in a disabled public toilet, the exploits of sportsmen raises it’s ugly head again. Poor behaviour by sportsmen [and sportswomen] affect a wide range of sports across the globe.┬áLast Word On Sports asks the question “So Who Has Been […] READ MORE