First full week for All Blacks Rugby Championship squad

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After the group announcement was made on Tuesday last week, this will be the first full week of training for the All Blacks Rugby Championship squad. Days after the 2019 Super Rugby final has been decided, the countries rugby-mindset has now turned 100% onto the team’s goals ahead. Steve Hansen was the spokesperson last week, […] READ MORE


Crusaders earn Top Seeding after Ryan Crotty 150th match

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As the applause died down after a sensational 66-0 win over the Melbourne Rebels, the Crusaders earned Top Seeding to seal the Ryan Crotty 150th match, in fine style. And style is what returned to the Scott Robertson coached-side on Saturday. That was after suffering a second loss for the year to the Chiefs a […] READ MORE


Steve Hansen sitting back and ‘taking it all in’

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For the All Blacks head coaching role, it has to be accepted that it is a full-on position. Without saying it is a 12 month-long gig, leading up to the September Rugby World Cup,┬áSteve Hansen is currently sitting back and ‘taking it all in’. He is one of the most successful of the modern-rugby head […] READ MORE


‘Fresh Start’ intended: familiar Blues Rugby loss presented

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Traveling by bus down to Eden Park, the recognizable Blues Rugby team fans on board seemed to be expectant. They were hopeful, after the fresh changes made to the Auckland franchise that they might challenge in 2019. But, they ended up seeing an all too familiar loss in a high competitive, New Zealand local derby […] READ MORE


Canterbury Rugby; a Production Line for Mitre 10 Cup/Super Rugby Talent

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Most rugby fans will have heard of Canterbury. The South Island team from New Zealand, has a strong history which is scattered with All Blacks, Super Rugby and Provincial champions. Canterbury Rugby can be called a ‘production line’ of New Zealand rugby, such a powerful testimony to the region and the professional organisation. Highlighted in […] READ MORE