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, Steve Hansen is currently sitting back and ‘taking it all in’. He is one of the most successful of the modern-rugby head […] READ MORE


Richie Mo’unga; the new ‘Big Stepper’ on the Rugby Scene

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By comparison, Richie Mo’unga is the new ‘Big Stepper’ on the Rugby Scene, with displays in Super Rugby shading competitions like the Premiership (for one). That is not to say that none of the current crop of first five-eighths in the game are not as adept at stepping. It is just so obvious when you watch […] READ MORE


Six changes to All Blacks starting XV versus Argentina

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Forced to make six changes to the All Blacks starting XV versus Argentina this weekend, the New Zealand team aim for improvement and ‘no more surprises’ ahead of the Test against Argentina on Sunday. With kick-off scheduled for early evening in Buenos Aires, it again is broadcast at the right time for a late breakfast […] READ MORE



Damian McKenzie ‘Easy decision to stay in New Zealand’

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Damian McKenzie says he is happy to remain in New Zealand and that his decision to ink a new three-year deal was an “easy decision”. No sabbaticals are featured in the new contract that the 22-year old signed. Focusing on rugby, one game at a time, is the primary focus for McKenzie who says that […] READ MORE


Crusaders beat Chiefs in Controversial Super Rugby local derby

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The Crusaders are off to the perfect start in their quest to defend their Super Rugby 2018 title. But as expected whenever an outcome; such as when the Crusaders beat Chiefs or in any of the New Zealand local derby games, it doesn’t come without a few ‘talking points’. Three yellow cards, a penalty try, […] READ MORE


It’s the Number 10 Test Run

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It's a big match, no doubting that. It's Super Rugby and this local derby has much more on the line for two men. The chance to secure the back-up role for the All Blacks. It's the Number 10 Test Run, and it will be played out across Super Rugby 2018 for Damian McKenzie and Richie Mo'unga READ MORE


Brad Weber Embracing Senior Leadership Role at injury hit Chiefs

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Brad Weber is excited and keen to make the most of his new senior role as the Chiefs number one halfback. Scoring a hat-trick of tries during the Chiefs preseason victory over the Brumbies in the last week was a good way to exhibit such enthusiasm. The stellar performance was the perfect way to return to a […] READ MORE


Colin Cooper bringing past lessons to New Coaching Role at Chiefs

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Super Rugby is building into its final stages of preseason, and new Chiefs coach Colin Cooper is looking to build on the solid foundations laid before him. It’s been a long preseason so far, with a lot of skills work taking place in December before beginning set piece work in the New Year. If the […] READ MORE


All Blacks Prove They’re Not Invincible

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Positive news for the rest of World Rugby: the All Blacks are not as invincible as they once were. With respect, I do not say that lightly. Saturday’s win over the Barbarians at Twickenham showed glimpses of All Black magic but, it highlighted more just how vital certain personnel are to this team. A supposed […] READ MORE