TJ Perenara now the equal of Aaron Smith

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The most discussed position of attack in any rugby union side, is normally from the scrum base. The director, the instrument to orchestrate of much of the teams attack. And in 2018 TJ Perenara now the equal of Aaron Smith; in terms of who could start in the June International test series [on form] READ MORE


Waikato Chiefs defence clinches tough win over Highlanders

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The Chiefs can celebrate a festive Easter weekend after clinching a tough win over the Highlanders, in a game that came right down to the wire, and then some. In the end it was the Waikato Chiefs defence that got them over the line. Sam Cane became the latest Chiefs player to join the centurion […] READ MORE


Big Match, under the Big Roof #HIGvCRU

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Which ever conference you are in, the frequency of inter-conference/local derby games is high. It’s ‘high demand, highly entertaining, highly draining, high scoring and highly anticipated’. You get the picture–so with any Big Match, the heat is raised and teams are expected to peak. What if that occurred nearly every week? Or every other week, […] READ MORE


Ben Smith returns for Highlanders Pre-Season

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In positive news for fans of the Highlanders Super Rugby side, fullback and co-captain Ben Smith made his return from sabbatical, in a pre-season match. Played in Queenstown, the match saw the Highlanders defeat the Waratahs 55-29, to entertain fans and please new head coach Aaron Mauger. The player had taken the final tests of […] READ MORE