Super Rugby 2020

Super Rugby 2020 Week 2: The South African report card

After Super Rugby 2020 week 2, the South African teams have started to give us an early indication of what they have to offer...
Super Rugby Round 2 'kicks on' from positive start

Super Rugby Round 2 ‘kicks on’ from positive start

It began last weekend. It included a 'weather bomb' when the Stormers fought it out with the Hurricanes. Now the competition looks to kick...
Super Rugby 2020

Super Rugby 2020: Change is the theme for South African teams

The Super Rugby 2020 season is approaching fast, with Friday 31 January being the start of 21 consecutive weeks of action. Super Rugby 2020: A...
Long wait til Easter treats, for Beauden Barrett Blues first cap

Long wait til Easter treats, for Beauden Barrett Blues first cap

Blues fans were overjoyed by the news last year of a star signing for 2020. However, a Beauden Barrett Blues first cap may not...
The All Blacks brand, and Global Capitalization

The All Blacks brand, and Global Capitalization 2010-2019

If the last ten years have dawned on a defining era, it will be recalled as the growth of the All Blacks brand, and...
Rugby Team of the Decade

Last Word on Rugby Team of the Decade

As the end of the decade approaches it is a prime moment to look back and reflect on a scintillating 10 years of rugby....
Rugby Highlights of 2019 - LWOR top ten

Rugby Highlights 2019 – LWOR top ten

When compiling our list of Rugby Highlights, all the contributions were both personal, and a mix of popular and particular. Just like every rugby-conversation...
Big week in New Zealand Rugby; new head coach and ASB Rugby Awards

Big week in New Zealand Rugby; new head coach and ASB Rugby Awards

As the details emerge, it has been a big week in New Zealand Rugby; there has been the announcement of a new head coach...
The 'Last Word' on Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement

The ‘Last Word’ on Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement

While confidential in its nature, the Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement decision, and the long-drawn-out process has come to a conclusion. This week, arbitration...
South African rugby steroids

Steroid use in South African rugby: A stand-alone case in rugby?

In the weeks after the Springboks winning the Rugby World Cup, allegations of systematic steroid use in South African rugby started to surface. There is...