Coach Speak: How the Manager Today Is Speaking Out

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell Over the development of professional rugby, the players voice seems to have softened. No longer as accessible, it appears that ‘Coach Speak’ is the popular channel for teams to communicate. Think Eddie Jones, Warren Gatland or Steve Hansen. Each is well spoken, and this shows how the manager […] READ MORE




Solid Performance from the All Blacks Breaks Rugby World Record

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. In a tough encounter, where an Australian team took a step-up, fans saw a solid performance from the All Blacks–tested, but never ‘bested’ by the Aussies–as they claim the World Record of 18 straight victories. In front of a loyal home crowd of 47,744 at Eden Park in Auckland, […] READ MORE


A Part to Play in the All Blacks Legacy

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As the All Blacks had made good preparations over the week, news broke today that sudden injury had hit the selected match-day squad. It subdued the quiet confidence building within the group. While not ideal, it might not be devastating because every one of the players involved knows that everyone of them have a part […] READ MORE


All Blacks squad named for Sydney Test

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On Saturday August 20, The Rugby Championship begins. The annual competition between SANZAAR partners South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina generate plenty of interest worldwide. In readiness for that important initial clash next Saturday, an All Blacks squad travels across the Tasman to continue a battle with their closest rivals. This first match will see […] READ MORE


The All Blacks Ready for The Rugby Championship

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In a busy news week for rugby in New Zealand, topics have ranged from Super Rugby semi finals to the All Blacks head coach re-signing. News items included the Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens teams leaving for Miami, to complete final preparations for their Olympic campaign. But in all this activity, primary concern always returns to the […] READ MORE