World Champions Toughest ‘Test’ in Pool Play

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After just five Test matches in the calendar year to date, many other teams would be wishing for more rugby build-up. For the New Zealand All Blacks, besides that unquestioned fact, the World Champions Toughest ‘Test’ in Pool Play will also see them step-up in gear towards their peak in a number of weeks. Peaking too […] READ MORE


What’s Next for the Struggling Blues?

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Another game away from home and another frustrating loss, which makes it only 1 win from the last 22 games on the road compared to 13 wins from their last 22 home games.  This makes their inability to win outside of the Auckland area a critical issue. Their one win this season has come against […] READ MORE


Brodie Retallick named New Zealand Player of the Year

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All Black Brodie Retallick has backed up his World Rugby International Player of the Year award by being named the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year at the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards. The 23-year-old’s outstanding form saw the 35-Test powerhouse lock join team mates Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and Jerome Kaino who have won […] READ MORE


Jerome Kaino – All Blacks Spot, Given or Earned?

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Well it certainly has been an exciting weekend in the rugby world, with the anticipation of international tests kicking off in the Southern Hemisphere next weekend. The All Blacks have named their squad that will face England over the coming weeks – with the starting line-up being named later in the week. One player I […] READ MORE