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Opinion: The marketing of the NRL – simply the best

The NRL has launched its new season with a new video which features a spectacular re-working of the Tina Turner classic  Simply the best....

Hopping mad: Special players are special cases

OPINION In the media this week was the report rugby league star Kayln Ponga is looking to be the next top athlete to make the...

Rugby: Beauden’s absence a farce

Watching the seemingly hapless Blues get swept aside by the Crusaders at Eden Park on Friday and witnessing the continued struggles of the Jonathan...

Springboks kings of world rugby jungle

With Siya Kolisi proudly holding aloft the Webb Ellis Cup, it was the Springboks who bellowed their victorious king of the rugby jungle roar...

Reaction: English thorns mortally wound All Blacks

By Ivan Agnew Having predicted in last week’s column that the English rose’s thorns could wound New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup Yokohama semi-final,...

Thorny English rose aims to prick All Blacks pride

Rarely has a Rugby World Cup match promised such excitement as Saturday’s eagerly anticipated semi-final in which the English rose will seek to wound...

Classy backs give All Blacks winning edge

Despite losing two of their last three games against Ireland, the brilliant All Black backs should pave the way to a Rugby World Cup...

COMMENT: Lienert-Brown deserves All Blacks starting berth

Probably ranked fourth in the midfield pecking order before injuries to Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown deserves a starting berth when...

Japan puts the cat amongst the pigeons

Much as we admired Japan’s magnificent 19-12 Rugby World Cup win against Ireland on Sunday, it has put the cat among the pigeons with...

Daring All Blacks dazzle

It was a classic case of  “he who dares wins” when the All Blacks overcame first quarter jitters to open their Rugby World Cup...

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