All Blacks bring out the best in French rugby

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Across the proud history of matches between New Zealand and France, the understanding is, that the All Blacks bring out the best in French rugby. Hugely competitive, combative and with highs and lows for each side - ahead of the 2018 Steinlager Series, starting on Saturday June 9 at Eden Park READ MORE


Brodie Retallick at the peak of his ‘Rugby Powers’

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Returning to the field in 2018, most fans will agree that Brodie Retallick at the peak of his 'Rugby Powers'. The big lock has been in commanding form for the Chiefs, looking ahead to the June Internationals against France READ MORE


Why France Must Move on from Guy Novès

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Guy Novès’ hiring after France’s 2015 Rugby World Cup capitulation was met with praise from many corners of the rugby world. The former Toulouse coach had developed the rouge et noir into domestic and European juggernauts. He built a dominant pack and complimented it with a dynamic and entertaining backline led by the magician Frederic […] READ MORE


The 2023 Rugby World Cup Host Nation Selection: A Sense of Entitlement?

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The Rugby World Cup host nation selection is becoming a serious conundrum for World Rugby, with questions being asked of the integrity of the process. The Rugby World Cup Host Nation Selection Conundrum This article does not seek to validate any particular 2023 Rugby World Cup host nation selection bid, but rather to question some […] READ MORE


All Blacks React to Assumed Pressure in French Test Match

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After the period of balancing the demands of All Blacks selection across a wide range of representatives, the focus has returned to selection policy. After ensuring some players were well rested for the November end of year tour, the All Blacks react to assumed pressure for the upcoming French Test match. New Zealand head coach Steve […] READ MORE


World Rugby “Nations, Please Ready Your RWC 2023 Votes”

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The leading rugby playing nations are selecting sides to prepare for the busy November International window. From Tonga to Australia, Wales to New Zealand, the teams and leading figures of the game are becoming ready. For their figure heads, World Rugby will soon call on them – “nations, please ready your RWC 2023 Votes.” This comes as […] READ MORE


The Springboks ICARE Culture is Making a Difference

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Declaring the class of 2017 as 'the saviours of Springbok rugby pride' would be premature. However, the way they are trying to play the game, the improved attitude and obvious joy of being in the green and gold jersey is obvious for all to see. READ MORE