All Blacks Thrash Samoa In One-Sided Pacifika Challenge

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Last Word on Rugby, by Mike Pulman. With one week remaining until the first test of the DHL Lions Series, the All Blacks have had a perfect appetizer, after convincingly thrashing Samoa in the Pacifika Challenge. 12 tries to nil, and a convincing scoreline that read 78-0. That was the end result in front of […] READ MORE


All Blacks Squad ‘Street Smart’ But Lions Are Toughest Opponent

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Samoa will play their seventh International against the All Blacks. New Zealand hasn't played Pacific cousins Samoa since 2015 in what was also a warm-up match. The spectacle at Eden Park, including the Tonga v Wales test match, will mean this All Blacks squad will be inspired to entertain their fans and send a message to every challenger. READ MORE


2017 Hurricanes Set For Action

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott MacLean. 2016 was banner year for the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise, putting the ‘crushing disappointment’ of losing the 2015 final on their home turf to the Highlanders behind them. They did that to finally take their maiden title, beating the Emirates Lions 20-3 in the decider at Westpac Stadium, […] READ MORE



The 2016 World Rugby Awards

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Last Word On Rugby, by Molly Smith. Following the thrilling 2015 Rugby World Cup, these past 12 months in the world of rugby shows the exponential growth, and increasing standard of the game. In a year where we saw rugby reintroduced back into the Olympic Games, the success following the World Cup has been ideal. […] READ MORE


Factory Like Performance by the All Blacks

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In the end, it was a factory like performance by the All Blacks, as they won the opening Rugby Championship match. Won handsomely in fact, as the Australian team was dismantled expertly. Clinching the victory 42-8, based mostly on a staggering first half that saw ups and downs. Those ups came all for the visitors, […] READ MORE


Retribution for Hurricanes in 2016 Final

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After defeat in the 2015 Super Rugby final, it was a case of ‘Retribution for Hurricanes’ supporters this year, as their team were finally crowned champions. Winning the final 20-3 in front of a packed Westpac Stadium crowd. The team withstood a Lions challenge to be victorious after 20 long seasons of trying. Hurricanes 20 […] READ MORE


Super Rugby: Hurricanes Charge Into Final

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The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 25-9 to charge into the Super Rugby final with a complete shut out performance. It will be the second time that the Hurricanes will host a final in successive seasons, but they first had to work through a Chiefs side that refused to give up for the full 80-minutes. Outscoring […] READ MORE