Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal was inevitable

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The rumours of the possible  Springboks Rugby Championship exit has had rugby supporters around the world watching with keen interest to see what would eventually transpire. Would they or wouldn’t they? Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal Back in August, Ryan Jordan was sceptical that the Springboks Rugby Championship defence would happen. Some of the circumstances have […] READ MORE


Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, yet ‘trouble at Mill’

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With the Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, you might assume that New Zealand Rugby were jumping for joy after announcing the two fixtures. Yet there is ‘trouble at mill’. Two matches, each uniquely scheduled for a Sunday kick-off is the bouquet. However, the trouble it took to secure those, the ignominy and frustrations caused the […] READ MORE


Ian Foster can find 2020 All Blacks squad from North v South clash

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With the 2020 All Blacks squad coming from the participants in the North v South trial game, head coach Ian Foster will select his players comprising that group on Sunday, September 6. The rescheduled fixture has been shifted to Wellington, so that players from Auckland can attend. Covid-19 restrictions limit the possibility of fans attending […] READ MORE


New Zealand ‘safe haven’ may host 2020 Rugby Championship series

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With success on home soil over a feared Coronavirus pandemic, SANZAAR will plan to look on New Zealand as a ‘safe haven’ from where to schedule and play the 2020 Rugby Championship. In a media statement that retained the place of SANZAAR in a bereft International rugby market, it stated that ‘Having successfully restarted Super […] READ MORE


Wage cuts/new competitions considered by Southern Hemisphere rugby

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Southern Hemisphere rugby has had to endure a period of change in the last month. Not battered to the same degree as Europe has, yet wage cuts, fans and players’ seasons disrupted, and unease for what the future may hold is certainly is disarming. While still well mannered and constructive, everything has been spoken of, […] READ MORE


Pressure of 2020 All Blacks season set in stone

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Even before the head coach is appointed, the pressure of the 2020 All Blacks season has been set in stone with the schedule announced for a mammoth International season. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced the dates and venues for the All Blacks home 2020 Steinlager Series and Investec Rugby Championship tests with Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin […] READ MORE


Dave Rennie announced as new Australia head coach

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Following the departure of Michael Cheika after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Australia have announced Glasgow Warriors’ Dave Rennie as their next head coach. Dave Rennie announcement confirmed Australia has tonight announced that Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie will take over the Wallabies role after he finishes the season in the Guinness Pro14. He […] READ MORE


David Pocock ends Super Rugby career; aims for World Cup place

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One of the most recognized and feared backrowers of World Rugby has ended his Super Rugby career, with David Pocock aiming to secure a World Cup place. After a long term battle with an injury that eroded his opportunities with the ACT Brumbies, the centurion has chosen to focus on being fully fit for an […] READ MORE


Steve Hansen sitting back and ‘taking it all in’

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For the All Blacks head coaching role, it has to be accepted that it is a full-on position. Without saying it is a 12 month-long gig, leading up to the September Rugby World Cup, Steve Hansen is currently sitting back and ‘taking it all in’. He is one of the most successful of the modern-rugby head […] READ MORE


Springbok Substitution Conspiracy Theories: All Blacks Defeat Springboks in Final Minute

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Social Media has been alight with Springbok substitution conspiracy theories after their final minute loss to the All Blacks in Pretoria on Saturday. Springbok Substitution Conspiracy Theories South Africa 30 New Zealand 32 South Africa: Tries: Jessie Kriel, Damian de Allende,  Cheslyn Kolbe  Conversions: Handre Pollard (3)  Penalties: Pollard (3) New Zealand: Tries: Aaron Smith, Reiko Ioane, Scott […] READ MORE