Jerome Kaino Leaves All Blacks Squad for Personal Reasons

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Breaking News: The All Blacks management have publicly announced this afternoon that squad member Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team on Game Day, for ‘Personal Reasons’. This development follows unconfirmed newspaper reports published in Australia and New Zealand. These were of personal details of an ‘extra-marital affair […] READ MORE



Super Rugby Saturday: Two Big Kiwi Wins

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At the start of a true ‘rugbyfest’ weekend, fans could enjoy four fabulous trans-Tasman matches. It involved the Blues v Brumbies, followed by the Reds v Chiefs and Lions v Kings as first course. Two big kiwi wins were exactly what the New Zealand (NZ) conference sides had hoped for. Those local results went the […] READ MORE


Blues Super Rugby Team Can Play a Spoiler Role

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This Friday night the Blues rugby team will face-down the Brumbies in another trans-Tasman rugby battle. It is the opening match of Round 16 of the Super Rugby competition. many teams are vying for the title, but unfortunately that does not include the Auckland team. The best they can hope for; as much as pride, […] 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


Blues visit Chiefs Country and Horror Record Continues

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A traditional rivalry is developed over time. Years, decades and sometimes a century or more–that is how the ‘Battle of the Bombays’ has built a record worth talking about. Only 90 minutes separates the regional centres [Hamilton to Auckland by car] but in tonight’s match, there was a distance in both enterprise, confrontation, duration and […] READ MORE


Breaking News: Jerome Kaino Starts for the Blues

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Breaking news for this evenings Chiefs v Blues Super Rugby match, with two positional changes on either side. Firstly for the Blues, inspirational Blues skipper for 2016 Jerome Kaino has been included in the run on squad which has fortified the Blues pack. His inclusion was at the expense of Joseph Edwards, who was replaced. […] READ MORE


Will Tana Umaga's Blues Struggle In 2016?

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With the legendary Tana Umaga at the helm, there are exciting times ahead at the Blues, but yet, a place in the playoffs may still be out of the question. It is a big assumption to make before the seasons kicks off, but perhaps the loss of Jerome Kaino for round one against the Highlanders […] READ MORE


Blues Squad Ready for Intense Hit-Out

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The following is a Media Release from The Blues Rugby franchise. BLUES SQUAD READY FOR INTENSE HIT-OUT The Blues [rugby team] are set to travel south on Friday, to play the Chiefs in the team’s third and final pre-season match of 2016. While no points will be posted on the official Super Rugby table, the […] READ MORE