Strategic Breakdown Law variations used by Super Rugby Aotearoa


While strategic to new breakdown law variations, the recent changes to the ruck have been received positively. Super Rugby Aotearoa wants to test these innovations, to judge how successful the law variations will be taken to by players and referees. Last Word on Rugby’s resident rugby referee, Scott MacLean, has cast his eye over breakdown […] READ MORE

Super Rugby franchises set to fire-up in June

As all five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises were delighted to hear that professional rugby could restart in 2020, players and fans we equally so, and are becoming fired-up for the June 13 scheduled kick-off. The fixture list was released immediately after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the much-awaited transition to Alert Level 2. On […] READ MORE

2020 Super Rugby draw sees new Match-start times


Next season’s Super Rugby match schedule has been announced by SANZAAR. Dates are now set for the domestic calendar, where the 2020 Super Rugby draw sees an earlier start date, as well as new match-start times. In reaction to survey results, and feedback from stakeholders, match-start times will move from 7:40pm to 7:15pm (in Australia), […] READ MORE

Chiefs Rise; Blues Fall – Super Rugby Snapshot

In all forms of sport, the objective is to Win. Conversely, you have those who don’t meet their goals. In this Super Rugby snapshot, fans have seen the Chiefs rise; and the Blues fall. Results that brought delight and displeasure, but is just another week in this high-pressure competition. Results wise, it was good news/bad […] READ MORE

Super Rugby Snapshot: Round Two


In any workplace, social interplay is a beneficial aspect to the environment. Be it humourous or motivational speeches, or in some cases, via a simple bit of sports team picking competition. Casual or organized into teams, individuals can be in it ‘just for jokes’ or put in plenty of thought over the season. To assist, […] READ MORE