Super Rugby Round 2 ‘kicks on’ from positive start


It began last weekend. It included a ‘weather bomb’ when the Stormers fought it out with the Hurricanes. Now the competition looks to kick on with Super Rugby Round 2, and more world-class fixtures. Seven clashes will make up this second weekend of games. Some mouth-watering local derby games – including the match-of-the-round, Chiefs v […] READ MORE

Last Word on Rugby Team of the Decade


As the end of the decade approaches it is a prime moment to look back and reflect on a scintillating 10 years of rugby. Years of quality football from both hemispheres, where a singular Team of the Decade conversation is a recognition of the sport, and of the game. Our senior writers and management have […] READ MORE

All Blacks coaching team complete; including Brad Mooar


And with that signature, the All Blacks coaching team is completed. With Brad Mooar finding a release from his Guinness PRO14 club Scarlets. The signature has filled the Ian Foster-led coaching group, which will assume the controls of the former World Champions. ‘Former’ after their Rugby World Cup campaign resulted in a third place, and […] READ MORE

Reshuffle of Super Rugby franchise team sheets in 2019


Time has expired for management teams to settle on their team sheets in 2020. Each Super Rugby franchise has officially submitted their squads for the 25th season of the Southern Hemisphere professional rugby competition. A big day for the stakeholders; New Zealand Rugby, the franchise administration, coaching staff and – front and center on the […] READ MORE

Grand Final Super Saturday, and more

There is little left to say, with the Grand Final Super Saturday engrossing rugby fans in the Southern Hemisphere. With the game a mere few hours away, this is it. Two teams, 80 minutes and so much anticipation to hold the attention of fans on both continents. The two teams are deep into preparations – […] READ MORE

Whitelock’s ‘big hand’ sees Crusaders secure home Super Rugby Final


In a momentous challenge from the Hurricanes, the last act of the semifinal saw Sam Whitelock’s ‘big hand’ see the Crusaders secure a home Super Rugby Final. Pulsating, scintillating, and controversial. The Crusaders will host next weeks Super Rugby final at Orangetheory Stadium, but only after surviving a second-half Hurricanes fightback to win 30-26; somewhat […] READ MORE