DHL Lions Series: All Blacks/Lions share spoils. LWOR player ratings

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The third test was probably where each side was more studied on the other. Tactically, both managed to excite the crowd yet the pressure mounted on each. As that happened the game became more centered. It was a game that wasn't able to open up as easily. Which was great for purists, but was less exciting than test one of the DHL Lions Series. READ MORE


Ngani Laumape: From Rugby League Sensation To All Black #1160

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All Blacks head coach Steven Hansen is not averse to handing first caps to players in the most competitive environments. Following the first test victory over the British and Irish Lions, Hansen is ready to thrust Ngani Laumape into the action of the second test on Saturday. Named on the bench in the All Blacks […] READ MORE


Lions survive the Hurricane in high scoring midweek game

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In the final midweek game of the 2017 tour, it was your typical ‘game of two halves’. A fired-up British and Irish Lions team taking the early lead, only for the barnstorming home side to come within a whisker of stealing a win. A thrilling 31-31 draw was a close-run-thing, as the Lions survive the […] READ MORE




Super Rugby Round 10 Forecast

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The forecast is that teams have been given a 'hurry up' thanks to the Kings. It is not in the bag, and as the Sharks saw, any team can negate your powers. It should see some improved matches in Super Rugby Round 10. We are all looking forward to it. READ MORE


Ngani Laumape A Thrilling Prospect for NZ Rugby

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A spot against the Lions would seem a long shot, but a place on the end of year Northern Tour wouldn’t seem too far-fetched. He is a such thrilling prospect for NZ Rugby. And yes, for all the excitement and enthusiasm at present, Ngani Laumape could also be a history maker; no one has yet played rugby league for the Warriors, and then also (probably) played for the All Blacks. My money is on Laumape being the first! READ MORE



Super Rugby Round Five Forecast

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Heading into this weekend, the bye rounds will slightly alter the standings until all teams have rested for one weekend [Round Nine] so apart from on-field performance, every match will impact on the mid-competition placing's. So, attention to detail in Super Rugby round five is crucial--how teams like the Crusaders and Stormers go now, will show benefits in a few weeks time. READ MORE