The Rise of the Second row/Flanker

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An intriguing trend is emerging across the rugby world. More and more, locks are being utilized as flankers. It seems to be the ‘rise of the second row/flanker’. From English Premiership rugby, to the Mitre 10 Cup, the use of tall locks as ranging flankers has become fashionable. So, to bring a balance, Last Word […] READ MORE



Barrett Brothers had a Terrific 2017

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It might be stating the obvious, but one ‘rugby family’ will have plenty to celebrate at the end of year festivities. Scott Barrett held aloft the Super Rugby title.┬áBeauden Barrett was voted the number one player by World Rugby (for the second year running). And Jordie Barrett had breakout season, before all three Barrett brothers […] READ MORE


‘Who the Lock’ Will Play Against Italy?

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‘Who the Lock’ Will Play Against Italy? That is the burning question for All Black fans, as injury affected that sides last performance–a loss to Ireland No, it did not all rest on the locking departments shoulders; handling errors were a major factor, indecisive selections and several on-field injuries did not help the team’s cause. […] READ MORE


All Blacks Squad For Northern Tour

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The All Blacks have named a strong squad for their upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour to Chicago and to Europe beginning in two weeks time. Fresh off their 37-10 victory over the Wallabies, the All Blacks now turn their attention to the traditional end-of-year tour. This isn’t just a trip away for Steve Hansen and his […] READ MORE