Epic Easter Battle at Eden Park

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The night was perfectly set, with a long weekend and clearing weather, fans arrived with a good proportion dressed in yellow. And they weren’t disappointed. There was an ‘epic Easter battle at Eden Park’ with both sides contributing. In another tight-tussle of a local New Zealand derby match, the scores were traded, the visitors only […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round Five Forecast

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Heading into this weekend, the bye rounds will slightly alter the standings until all teams have rested for one weekend [Round Nine] so apart from on-field performance, every match will impact on the mid-competition placing's. So, attention to detail in Super Rugby round five is crucial--how teams like the Crusaders and Stormers go now, will show benefits in a few weeks time. READ MORE


Grumpy Coaches after Chiefs 26-18 Win over Hurricanes

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Both coaches were a little grumpy following last nights blockbuster 26-18 encounter between the Chiefs and Hurricanes. The game itself was actually played relatively well by both sides considering the conditions. No night in Waikato Stadium’s illustrious history has it rained this much, but yet the loyal Chiefs fans still came out numbers exceeding 15,000. […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round Three ‘Forecast’

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In the 2017 version of Super Rugby, the game is played at 100%. That is across the board, with very few games ever seen where a penalty is going to earn you victory. And that is why so many tunes in to watch. So enjoy this view of the Super Rugby Round Three ‘Forecast’ Before we […] READ MORE


Hurricanes Enjoy Blistering Start to Super Rugby

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The Hurricanes are all that they were last year in Super Rugby, and so much more. In two weeks of play; the Hurricanes have shown signs that they may be even better than their innaugural title year in 2016. In just two games, Chris Boyd’s side has scored 154 points with a total of 24 […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round Two ‘Forecast’

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Through the opening nine matches of this years competition, there was fair weather and fine rugby on show. No out-of-the-ordinary results, with just a handful of outcomes that went against the projections. So with that positive introduction, let us look toward the Super Rugby Round Two ‘Forecast’. The full compliment of matches saw games across three […] READ MORE



Jordie Barrett: The Man To Watch

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If there was one name that didn’t fail to capture attention during the Super Rugby transfer window; it was Jordie Barrett. Barrett signed with the Hurricanes for the 2017 Super Rugby season after turning down an offer from the Crusaders. Barrett will join his older brother, and 2016 IRB World Rugby Player of the Year […] READ MORE



The Return of Nehe Milner-Skudder

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Last Word On Sport was pleased to interview the All Black, while he was appearing as ACC Ambassador at the Bayleys National Sevens tournament. Taking time to speak about his health and fitness, Milner-Skudder is confident that he has put in the hard work to be fully fit by Round One of this years Super Rugby competition. Only just re-signed with New Zealand Rugby for three years, his commitment to the game and the fans, is evident from his time in Rotorua signing balls and taking photographs--even though he would no doubt, love to be out on the field already. READ MORE