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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...

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...

COMMENT: Changes worked wonders with All Blacks

Five player changes and a much better attitude reaped its reward when the All Blacks avenged their 47-26 Perth rugby defeat with a 36-0...

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: 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,...

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...

No World Cup certainty

Two Great Escapes by the All Blacks and Australia over the weekend showed how foolhardy it is to nominate any one team hot favourite...

Springboks still pack a wallop

With the Springboks showing their old steely resolve to prick the All Blacks' winning bubble 36-34 in Wellington on Saturday night, world rugby was...

All Blacks sting France

Just 617 caps among the 23 players compared to 1339 from the team that won the 2015 World Cup and last Saturday night’s All...

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