All Blacks Will Rely On Experience

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With six new caps in the All Blacks squad for the three-test series against Wales, selectors will no doubt be under pressure to throw some of the ‘young standouts from Super Rugby’ into the mix sooner rather than later, but expect the World Cup winning coach to go with the tried and trusted first. All […] READ MORE


Highlanders Survive Knockout Super Rugby Encounter

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HIGHLANDERS v WESTERN FORCE Forsyth-Barr Stadium, Dunedin NZ A brutal night of rugby saw the Highlanders survive a knockout Super Rugby encounter at their home ground, 32-20. Literally that is, as players were left exhausted and some were clearly the worse-for-wear as the rugged nature of the sport was evident. lt hurt some more than […] READ MORE


All Blacks Analysis: The Midfield

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Sonny Bill Williams, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Malakai Fekitoa – any of these players would command a starting spot in virtually all rugby playing nations. Unfortunately though, the All Blacks cannot start all of them at the same time. So how is Steve Hansen going to approach this conundrum? Who is the preferred starting pair? […] READ MORE


Highlanders Win Super Rugby Final

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In the most electrifying Super Rugby final in recent memory, an unfancied Highlanders side upset the odds as well as the home crowd to claim victory 21-14 over Wellington’s Hurricanes. Highlanders Win Super Rugby Final At a packed out Westpac Stadium; affectionately known as the ‘cake tin’, fans were treated to 80 frenetic minutes of […] READ MORE


Sonny Bill Williams Yet To Deliver

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Sonny Bill Williams returned to New Zealand hoping to be the first-choice pick in the All Black midfield come World Cup time, but he is far from doing that yet. The code-hopping superstar scored just a single try in 2015 for the Chiefs, and while hindered by numerous back strains and shoulder injuries, Williams didn’t […] READ MORE


The Development of Malakai Fekitoa

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Against the Hurricanes on the Friday night, Malakai Fekitoa had maybe the worst game of his career to date. This wasn’t an entirely surprising occurrence, he isn’t the first, nor will he be the last centre to struggle against the pairing of Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith, but it was a game that really made […] READ MORE


Potential New All Blacks Centre Combo

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There is no denying that the All Blacks have found a winning centre pairing in Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu. However, with both players coming on a bit in life (both being 32), the idea of who will take over this vital combo is something many are starting to ponder. Due to family commitments in […] READ MORE