David Havili Could Achieve All Black Dream In A Hurry

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Last Word on Rugby, by Mike Pulman. Impressive Crusaders fullback David Havili might just find himself having the opportunity to represent the All Blacks sooner than he could ever have imagined. The season is over for Jordie Barrett, all bar the medical confirmation. During the Hurricanes semifinal loss to the Lions; Barrett injured his shoulder […] READ MORE






Why the SANZAAR Team of the Week is ‘Less Than Perfect’

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell Someone at SANZAAR is under fire. At a time when their competition is reaching it’s zenith, they seem to be more concerned with pleasing their regional parties, than choosing the brightest and best from within the competition. Their Sanzaar Team of the Week is wholly representative of form, […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Finals Series Forecast

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This round of the 2017 Super Rugby finals series, away teams will know the pressure is on them. Knockout rugby is always a tough equation, but there is a reward if the highest placed teams suffer losses. While it does not require a sliderule and matrix anymore, in reality it still favours the top seeded team--the Emirates Lions. READ MORE



Makazole Mapimpi: The Man Behind The Hype

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan Southern Kings flyer Makazole Mapimpi has enjoyed a meteoric rise from playing club rugby to earning a South Africa A starting spot. It is still early days in Makazole Mapimpi’s professional career, but he has shown pace, finishing ability and a lot of heart. It is not impossible […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Returns to Action

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In fact, the completion of round 15 will provide some leading sides a chance to gain somewhat of an edge, as their New Zealand counterparts stay idle for a further two weeks. So considering that, here is your conference points table standings as Super Rugby returns to action; READ MORE