Key Welsh Men – All Blacks v Wales

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With the Squad now used for the first Test of the series in New Zealand, who are the undeniable key Welsh men that must now be crucial to the sides success over this three match series? Down 1-0, Robert Rees looks over the Wales side and how they can go into Wellington with a positive […] READ MORE


All Blacks Satisfied With Belief Shown

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Keiran Read and Steve Hansen have acknowledged that the All Blacks opening performance of 2016 wasn’t without it’s flaws, but applauded the attitude and belief shown by the team to come back after being down at halftime. It leaves the All Blacks satisfied in their performance, but with much to improve upon. “The whole group of […] READ MORE


All Blacks v Wales: First Test Thriller

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The All Blacks have ‘dodged a bullet’ and come back strongest to beat Wales 39-21 in a thriller at Eden Park, but they had to survive a big scare to get the job done. All Blacks v Wales: As It Happened The talk over this week had been about which player would lead the All […] READ MORE


Returning All Blacks Ready Ahead of First Test

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The All Blacks return to test match rugby for the opening game of an 11 match season that begins tonight in Auckland against Wales. It was all smiles at the traditional Captains Run yesterday, prior to the gameday preparations beginning as the returning All Blacks completed their preparations before the match that will ‘stop a […] READ MORE


Likely Welsh XV To Face New Zealand

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The first test between Wales and New Zealand is less than a fortnight away on the 11th June, but who will be the likely men to line-up for the welsh? Choosing a 15 man side at this time with the Welsh squad due to fly out to New Zealand is bearing into mind of those with […] READ MORE


Welsh Progress Into New Zealand Tour

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As Wales prepare for the first test in Auckland on June 11th, it must be said Welsh progress wasn’t perfect to begin with, and Robert Rees asks “how much has this affected their first XV selection?” NOT IDEAL PREPARATION Wales’ horrific beating at the hands of England down at Twickenham last Sunday was far from ideal and does […] READ MORE


Wales React to New Zealand Squad Announcement

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The New Zealand squad was one awaited on with baited breath in Wales, but is it a squad to be feared or loved? Robert Rees looks closely at the 2016 side. New Zealand Squad Announcement There are six new caps named among the 32-man playing squad. With this group also includes two extra injury replacements; Tom […] READ MORE


Guard of Honour Inspire a Blues Victory

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On Saturday night in Auckland, two occasions were observed. Fans were out in force to recognize the ‘Auckland Blues’–the side who had fought out the very first Super Rugby final in 1996. Former players from that team formed a Guard of Honour as current players ran onto the ground. That self-reflection was planned to celebrate […] READ MORE


Blues v Sharks Game Reflects on Super Rugby History

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Every match has a certain amount of significance. A players first, their 50th or 100th match is certainly memorable for the individual. Any teams opening match of the season means a lot to players and supporters, or in this weekends case, a franchise acknowledging it’s first championship winning side as the same two 1996 final […] READ MORE