Blistering pace and power of Ngani Laumape

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With his blistering pace and sheer power-play, Ngani Laumape reminded rugby observers and his naysayers of his game-breaking quality, as the Hurricanes defeated the Blues. In Round Six of Super Rugby Aotearoa, the clash in Wellington saw the ‘Canes overtake the Blues place on the ladder; as the Crusaders enjoyed their second bye round. In […] READ MORE




Speed and Mobility, the key to All Blacks RWC squad

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Examining the 31 names that make-up the All Blacks RWC squad (Rugby World Cup) you sense that this 2019 side has been selected to maximize their ‘speed and mobility’ in a bid to win an unprecedented back-to-back-to-back World Championships. Although that ultimate goal is over two months away, the beginning of the 2019 Rugby World […] READ MORE






All Blacks Prove They’re Not Invincible

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Positive news for the rest of World Rugby: the All Blacks are not as invincible as they once were. With respect, I do not say that lightly. Saturday’s win over the Barbarians at Twickenham showed glimpses of All Black magic but, it highlighted more just how vital certain personnel are to this team. A supposed […] READ MORE


Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell: Did Either Emerge on Top?

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The general consensus is that this past Lions series pitted the two best fly-half’s in the world against each other: Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell. England’s record equaling run of 18 consecutive victories under Eddie Jones, and New Zealand’s seamless transition of generation since their 2015 Rugby World Cup success, is testament to how adept […] READ MORE