Winning Mentality: Kiwi rugby’s Mental Edge

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With twenty-five minutes on the clock in the highest-profile game of rugby in months, the Crusaders went down six points. Rieko Ioane had just demonstrated his trademark finishing ability, by carrying two Crusaders with him as he muscled his way over the tryline for the Blues. Ioaneā€™s try had handed his team the ascendancy, (with […] READ MORE






Super Rugby Round 2 ‘kicks on’ from positive start

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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

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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

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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

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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