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51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game?

51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game.   Steve Hansen has announced a strong 51-player squad for the All Black’s upcoming end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe. First up, Hansen named a 32-man squad of players who go to Yokohama...

All Blacks 2018

All Blacks 2018 I guess the 2018 All Black squad is as interesting for the names that are not in the squad as it is for the names we do find there. Firstly, there are those who were not considered. The...

Rest In Peace Fergie McCormick.

Rest In Peace Fergie McCormick. Fergie McCormick has lost his battle with throat cancer. He will be remembered as one of the toughest characters to wear the All Black rugby jersey. The former fullback, who played 16 tests from 1965 to 1971,...

Plum gets a Plum Job!

Plum gets a Plum Job! New Zealand Rugby have announced that John Plumtree will take the Head Coach position at the Hurricanes, starting with the 2019 Super Rugby season. He has signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes. Plumtree declined an...

Super Rugby Preview: The Hurricanes

The New Zealanders The Hurricanes. Yet another New Zealand coach has succumbed to the lure of a big payday in Europe. Chris Boyd has not left yet, but is set for his final season with the Canes before he moves to...

Super Rugby Preview: The Highlanders

The New Zealanders:    The Highlanders Another New Zealand outfit that has seen the departure of a coaching team, as Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown leave Dunedin and head elsewhere. The four years under Joseph and Brown were successful enough, including the...

Super Rugby Preview: The Crusaders

The New Zealanders The Crusaders The Crusaders of 2018 have a certain aura about them. It is an aura of invincibility, of flawless rugby played with unremitting intensity and total focus. A look at their squad tells of enviable continuity in...

Super Rugby Previews: The Chiefs

The New Zealanders   The Chiefs. They might not win trophies every year, but the Chiefs are guaranteed to be one of the most exciting teams to watch when they play the game of rugby. It does not matter who the opposition...

Super Rugby Preview: The Blues

The New Zealanders   The Blues. A team with history, much like the Bulls over in South Africa. The Blues dominated the early years of Super Rugby, playing an exciting brand of innovate flowing rugby based on their doctrine of scoring more...

Super Rugby Preview: The Brumbies

  The Aussies The Brumbies Yep, I know the Brumbies were quarter-finalists in 2017. I know that they made a fist of it in that quarterfinal too. But we all know that by all usual measures of achievement, they should not have...

I have a question for John Smit….

I have a question for John Smit…. How come you fired John Plumtree??? Plumtree is set to succeed Northampton-bound Chris Boyd as the Hurricanes head coach. Plumtree has confirmed that he is negotiating with the Hurricanes to take over the reins from...

More All Blacks Moving Out?

  More All Blacks Moving Out? Word has it that New Zealand rugby could be about to lose three more high profile players. Crusaders players winger Seta Tamanivalu, and flanker/8th man Jordan Taufua, and the Chiefs midfielder Charlie Ngatai are all in...

2018 Super Squads: The Hurricanes

  HURRICANES There is a settled look about this Hurricanes squad. Chris Boyd continues as coach, having started in this role back in 2015, giving continuity to the coaching team, which includes John Plumtree, Clark Laidlaw, and Richard Watt. All three...

2018 Super Squad: The Highlanders

  HIGHLANDERS 2018 might be something of a difficult year for the Highlanders. 2017 coach Tony Brown has left them, and they have a new head coach for the third time in 3 years, with ex-Crusader and All Black Aaron Mauger taking...

2018 Super Squads: The Crusaders

  CRUSADERS There is an aura of stability and confidence surrounding the 2018 Crusaders squad. When you have 13 current All Blacks in your squad, you must be fairly confident that you can continue where you left off last year, and...

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