Blistering pace and power of Ngani Laumape

Blistering pace and power of Ngani Laumape

With his blistering pace and sheer power-play, Ngani Laumape reminded rugby observers and his naysayers of his game-breaking quality, as the Hurricanes defeated the...

Winning Mentality: Kiwi rugby’s Mental Edge

With twenty-five minutes on the clock in the highest-profile game of rugby in months, the Crusaders went down six points. Rieko Ioane had just...

South Africa’s Super Rugby break-up and the Pro16 idea

A Super Rugby break-up could be imminent, and with the South Africans looking north at a spot in the Guinness Pro14, is this really...
Richie Mo'unga answers call in local derby victory

Richie Mo’unga answers call in local derby victory

When he was needed most, Richie Mo'unga answered the call of his Crusaders team, to direct them towards a win in a local derby...

Emerging Nations Premiership XV: The backs

Our series celebrating the best foreign talent to have played in the English Premiership continues. So far, teams have been selected from New Zealand, Australia...
NZ Rugby trial match and unofficial Players Poll

NZ Rugby trial match format confirmed, and unofficial Players Poll

For over a week now, the New Zealand Rugby trial match format and the North v South eligibility criteria have been hotly discussed subject....
Warren Gatland can't buy a Chiefs win post-Covid19

Warren Gatland can’t buy a Chiefs Super Rugby win post-Covid19

The frustration was clear to see, with Warren Gatland experiencing a lean spell of wins with his Chiefs Super Rugby franchise. After gaining four wins...
Unheralded success for Blues Super Rugby in 'jolted' season

Unheralded success for Blues Super Rugby team in ‘jolted’ season

Not only winning their two opening matches but, at the return of professional rugby there has been unheralded success for the Blues Super Rugby...
Fans, fans, fans everywhere; Super Rugby Aotearoa

Fans, fans, fans everywhere; Super Rugby Aotearoa

When numbers count, the figures for attendance at Super Rugby Aotearoa matches in rounds one and two may reach unfamiliar heights. Yet, in unfamiliar...
Southern hemisphere Rugby Cities with both League and Union representation

Southern hemisphere Rugby Cities with both League and Union teams

In the southern hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand have five cities that play host to both professional rugby league and union teams. The game has...