New Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea

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While humble in his self-assessment, new Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea will steel himself by having solid leadership around him, as he steps up into his new role in 2021. Savea says he is honoured to have the opportunity to lead. “This is getting out of my comfort zone, but I feel like this is a time […] READ MORE






Julian Savea public judgement 101: Modern Rugby, who judges who

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Challenges Promote Julian Savea Public Judgment As Ioane moved from center to wing, he was growing as one of the great future prospects of the New Zealand rugby. With options like James Lowe and [in 2016] Johnny McNichol signing overseas contracts, the former Sevens player was heralded as an option. And his successes on the field, perked the interest of the national selectors - as much as Julian Savea public judgment. READ MORE



Hurricanes All Set For 2017

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2016 was banner year for the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise, putting the ‘crushing disappointment’ of losing the 2015 final on their home turf to the Highlanders behind them. They did that to finally take their maiden title, beating the Emirates Lions 20-3 in the decider at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. This year, target will firmly be […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby On Summer Leave

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After a season that runs from February to November, nobody will deny that the players deserve a break. And with New Zealand Rugby On Summer Leave, it is only the Sevens game which will sustain fans thirst for the All Black shirt running out onto the rugby field. Rest and relaxation is what most players and […] READ MORE


Backyard Rugby Skills Build Savea Confidence

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Brothers can often be the most fiercest of competitors. The internal battles fought over time can bring out the best from each. So for the Savea boys, those times pretending they were All Blacks developing their backyard rugby skills have come true. On August 20, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Ardie Savea made his test debut–substituted on for […] READ MORE