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Swan turns ugly duckling

As rush defences continue to strangle what was once enterprising back play, rugby’s beautiful swan is turning into an ugly duckling. That, and the horrendous...

OPINION: Crusaders hone champions

No Super Rugby team can match the Crusaders for identifying player talent and honing it to All Black status. That’s why they’ve got about a...

OPINION: Has Nonu stepped into World Cup contention?

If there were any doubts soon to be 37-year-old Ma’a Nonu was too old to play in this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan,...

Dalton signs until 2022

Blomfield (Darren Blomfield) latest cartoon following news the Blues and New Zealand Rugby have landed two key player signatures with All Blacks Dalton Papalii...

Papalii extends stay with Blues

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have landed two key player signatures with All Blacks Dalton Papalii and Patrick Tuipulotu committing their immediate futures...

McKenzie and Ioane are superstars

Damian McKenzie and Rieko Ioane emerged as the superstars in a topsy-turvy latest round of Super Rugby which saw the Chiefs register their first...

Gatland stars blast Irish

In completing a record third Six Nations Grand Slam as Wales rugby coach with an overwhelming 25-7 victory against defending champions Ireland in Cardiff...

Blues have genuine talent

Don’t blame young Harry Plummer for missing a conversion and a penalty which would have saved the Blues from their 24-22 Super Rugby loss...

Black Ferns invincible

Despite crippling injuries that have sidelined stars Portia Woodman and Kelly Brazier, the Black Ferns Sevens continue their invincible march on the world stage...

Irish expose All Blacks’ weaknesses

Ireland have done the All Blacks a favour in inflicting upon them their second defeat in their last three clashes under the expert guidance...