David Havili Could Achieve All Black Dream In A Hurry

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Last Word on Rugby, by Mike Pulman. Impressive Crusaders fullback David Havili might just find himself having the opportunity to represent the All Blacks sooner than he could ever have imagined. The season is over for Jordie Barrett, all bar the medical confirmation. During the Hurricanes semifinal loss to the Lions; Barrett injured his shoulder […] READ MORE


Why the SANZAAR Team of the Week is ‘Less Than Perfect’

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell Someone at SANZAAR is under fire. At a time when their competition is reaching it’s zenith, they seem to be more concerned with pleasing their regional parties, than choosing the brightest and best from within the competition. Their Sanzaar Team of the Week is wholly representative of form, […] READ MORE




Damian McKenzie Achieves All Black Dream

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Last Word On Rugby, by Mike Pullman. Widely-touted as a star of the future, Damian McKenzie has survived his first appearance for the All Blacks and can now continue to grow into his role. Given 30-minutes on the field, McKenzie was able to experience the white-hot heat of test match rugby as an All Black. The […] READ MORE


Waikato High On Experience For Mitre 10 Cup

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Provincial rugby is back on the agenda. Over the next couple of months, New Zealand will see some of the best rugby in the world played, as the Mitre 10 Cup holds centrestage. For a hungry Waikato side with more experience than before, expectations are rightly high. Stephen Donald was named as Waikato captain during the teams […] READ MORE


Super Rugby: Chiefs Advance To Semi Finals

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The Chiefs beat the Stormers with a commanding 60-21 win at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa to advance to the Super Rugby semi finals. The visitors ran in eight tries as their typical expansive style of rugby proved too much for an under-par Stormers. A drumming like this further illustrates the importance for South […] READ MORE


Super Rugby: Chiefs Not Alone At The Top

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The Super Rugby playoff picture is no clearer for the Chiefs, despite their thumping of the Reds in Brisbane on Friday night. The Chiefs currently sit pretty at the top of the New Zealand Conference. Their performance in the 50-5 thumping of the Reds on Friday night was the final time the Chiefs will have […] READ MORE