MLR news: Seattle Seawolves re-sign Andrew Durutalo and Mike Shepherd

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Andrew Durutalo and Mike Shepherd have re-signed with the Seattle Seawolves. Both players are likely to make a big contribution for the Seawolves as they get prepared for the 2021 MLR season. Both players are also former Seattle Saracens players, an amateur team that plays in a Canadian league in British Columbia. Mike Shepherd and […] READ MORE



Super Rugby Round 2 ‘kicks on’ from positive start

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It began last weekend. It included a ‘weather bomb’ when the Stormers fought it out with the Hurricanes. Now the competition looks to kick on with Super Rugby Round 2, and more world-class fixtures. Seven clashes will make up this second weekend of games. Some mouth-watering local derby games – including the match-of-the-round, Chiefs v […] READ MORE



Jaguares Super Rugby success no accident

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Jaguares Super Rugby success in 2019 was no accident, but rather the result of years of planning. They were given opportunities and they used all of them. This could prove to be an advantage to their national team, Los Pumas, in the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The Jaguares were certainly not embarrassed in the Super […] READ MORE


Away teams win 4/6 – Super Rugby Snapshot

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With the away teams claiming 4/6 wins during Round Ten competition, it again proved that results are not predictable, in this week’s Super Rugby snapshot. That example was best illustrated in Durban. A confident local team faced the traveling Queensland Reds side. Few if any, aside from loyal Australian fans, would have bet on the […] READ MORE


Super Rugby restructure Encouraging but not Convincing

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The recently announced Super Rugby restructure is encouraging but, not convincing. SANZAAR want to be innovation leaders if not product leaders. Yet its negative publicity has reduced public engagement. The update to the competition has been generally well received but, their history for making ‘change for change’s sake’ is a concern. Managing Editor Ryan Jordan […] READ MORE


Round Six Super Rugby Snapshot

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In this Round Six Super Rugby Snapshot, followers of the competition find that ‘you win some, and you lose some’. And for leading teams and those at the bottom of the table, results were at the two extremes this round. No matter if you are at the top, or down at the bottom of the ladder, […] READ MORE