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OPINION: Sonny Bill on thin ice

Having suffered hamstring problems soon after making the All Blacks' 39-man squad, Sonny Bill Williams is skating on thin ice. Injuries have plagued the 33-year-old...

Two named in All Blacks

The just-named All Blacks squad includes two former Pakuranga United Rugby Club players. They have been named in the 39-strong squad for the first two...

OPINION: Combine the top playmakers

Call me crazy but I would like to see the All Blacks combine Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett in the five-eighths before the World...

OPINION: Chiefs scrape in

  Having scraped into the Super Rugby last eight playoffs in seventh spot, the Chiefs once again showed the courage that has characterised their game. Written...

OPINION: Magnificent Mo’unga

In setting up five of the Crusaders' 10 tries in their 66-0 thrashing of the Rebels, Richie Mo'unga again demonstrated he's one of the...

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...