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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: Boult’s catch cup highlight

Trent Boult’s boundary catch to stop Carlos Brathwaite’s match-winning six in the final over at Old Tafford will remain one of the highlights of...

OPINION: Mo’unga and Barrett brothers star

Richie Mo’unga and Jordie and Beauden Barrett were the All Blacks to demonstrate their special gifts in the latest round of Super Rugby last...

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: Fans singing the Blues

Three consecutive Super Rugby wins have Blues fans singing their praises, with none better than their gutsy 24-9 home win against the Stormers. That latest...

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...

These Wallabies are no bunnies

The overwhelming Super Rugby success of New Zealand teams against Australian franchises won’t necessarily translate to an All Blacks Bledisloe Cup whitewash of the...