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

Quarterfinalists prepare for Knockout Rugby


Teams and rugby fans became more familiar with ‘knockout rugby’ when two matches last weekend had a direct influence on the make-up of the quarterfinalists for the 2019 Super Rugby finals series. Those two games in South Africa were a blessing for one struggling New Zealand side; the Highlanders. Sitting on the cusp of a […] READ MORE

‘Rip-tackle’ an effective Rugby Technique

Watching the modern rugby game, there are many examples of good Rugby Technique in use – the ‘rip-tackle’ of the ball, being the popular target for defenders. This is evident in Super Rugby, Champions Cup and at many levels of the game. The objective; to remove the ball from opponents possession. Now that might seem […] READ MORE

Super Rugby Playoffs Run


The Super Rugby playoffs run home is back in focus this week, after the completion of the mid-year International Tests. The month of June saw the All Blacks retain their top ranking in World Rugby, the Wallabies slide down the list and the Springboks gain two spots on the ladder. Now attention shifts to the domestic […] READ MORE