Richie Mo’unga Japanese contract post-RWC a lifestyle change over Rugby


An announcement that the Richie Mo’unga Japanese contract post-RWC is a lifestyle change, as much as an opportunity to maximize earning potential now, is a valuable revelation. It means that the conclusion of the Crusaders Super Rugby Pacific season is likely his last for the red and blacks. Completing 2023, Richie Mo’unga will have accrued […] READ MORE

Straight back to work: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman form must continue

By direct comparison between the Australian and New Zealand franchises, rugby fans can find where Super Rugby Trans-Tasman form has been established. Each competition crowned their own separate Super Rugby champions Saturday night; the second year that local teams claimed each nation’s domestic trophies. Now, the two opposing forces collide in a cross-border format that […] READ MORE

Rugby Championship 2019: All Blacks vs Springboks analysis


The first game of the second week saw the two premier teams in Rugby Championship 2019, New Zealand and South Africa, clash in what has historically been tight, combative game. In last year’s tournament, only two points separated the teams both times they faced each other. Rugby Championship 2019 It was an equally cagey affair […] READ MORE

Winning Mentality: Kiwi rugby’s Mental Edge


With twenty-five minutes on the clock in the highest-profile game of rugby in months, the Crusaders went down six points. Rieko Ioane had just demonstrated his trademark finishing ability, by carrying two Crusaders with him as he muscled his way over the tryline for the Blues. Ioane’s try had handed his team the ascendancy, (with […] READ MORE

Rugby World Cup Team of the tournament (so far)


Here is Robert Rees‘ Rugby World Cup team of the tournament (so far). 20 games into the 42 match event, and plenty of World Rugby’s superstars have shone. After gauging the results and performances, this is in Rob’s opinion, the outstanding XV players in the Rugby World Cup, so far.  1. Jefferson Poirot (France) The French […] READ MORE