New Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea

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While humble in his self-assessment, new Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea will steel himself by having solid leadership around him, as he steps up into his new role in 2021. Savea says he is honoured to have the opportunity to lead. “This is getting out of my comfort zone, but I feel like this is a time […] READ MORE


Super Rugby franchises set to fire-up in June

As all five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises were delighted to hear that professional rugby could restart in 2020, players and fans we equally so, and are becoming fired-up for the June 13 scheduled kick-off. The fixture list was released immediately after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the much-awaited transition to Alert Level 2. On […] READ MORE



‘Rip-tackle’ an effective Rugby Technique

Watching the modern rugby game, there are many examples of good Rugby Technique in use – the ‘rip-tackle’ of the ball, being the popular target for defenders. This is evident in Super Rugby, Champions Cup and at many levels of the game. The objective; to remove the ball from opponents possession. Now that might seem […] READ MORE


Devastating loss for England Rugby but, they have their Mojo back

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This was another wonderful old-school test match between England and the All Blacks. Played in dreadful conditions at Twickenham, New Zealand took the match… just, by fighting back after the England rugby team were ahead 15-0 at one stage, to narrowly win 16-15. The World Champions were given an almighty scare by a resurgent England rugby […] READ MORE