The ‘Greatest Amateur XV’ as voted by the public

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The public voted in our polls for the greatest amateur XV side and the results are in! From one to fifteen, and reserves in every shirt, Robert Rees takes you through the team that you voted for. The final count: Greatest amateur XV 1. Os du Randt Despite playing a large chunk of his career, […] READ MORE


The joy in a box of Rugby Books

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In a moment of kindness and sharing, this writer was donated a ‘great big box of Rugby Books’. How good – and the joy it has brought is something others should realize themselves. ‘Sharing is Caring’ is the saying. Very true, and with a recent experience of inheriting a vast array of rugby books from […] READ MORE


A classic rugby-rivalry: New Zealand v England, RWC semifinal one

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If ever there were a classic rugby-rivalry, then you can look at the New Zealand v England fixture as a ‘little brother boxing hard against the big brother’. The colonial outpost taking on the motherland – fought over generations, and being played out at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In rugby terms, one might think […] READ MORE


Rieko Ioane shows first-class finishing skills in victory over Sunwolves

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In a first-class performance that demonstrates his finishing ability, Rieko Ioane duly assisted the Blues to a comforting victory over the Sunwolves. The below video highlight package shows that each team had to show their best, with the home side gelling the better – and retaining a full complement of players. In the end, the […] READ MORE


Rugby Sevens: the Game We Love

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Most will agree, this is the game to watch. It might not interest you today, but ask your friends and family, and some will agree with Last Word on Rugby -rugby sevens is on the rise. So grab and ball, join a team and enjoy. READ MORE


Hong Kong 7’s Ultimate Dream Team

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The tournament continues to grow even after 40 years. Attracting more people to visit the So Kon Po Stadium and get a taste of the finest rugby sevens show on earth. From the range of teams in the early years, to establishing the World Series, to being the pinnacle event on the calendar. READ MORE


High School Top Four Championship This Weekend

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This coming weekend will see the culmination of New Zealand’s college/high school rugby season. The finest boys, girls and co-ed teams will compete for the Top Four Championship in Palmerston North, determining of the champion First XV for the year for the Barbarians Cup. The Top Four has only been in existence since 1982, when Auckland’s […] READ MORE