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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...

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...

Sonny Bill lifts his game

Having been promoted to captain, Sonny Bill Williams lifted his game to help inspire the Blues’ first Super Rugby victory of the season with...

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...

Laumape the toughest

Surely the toughest back in world rugby to tackle is juggernaut Ngani Laumape who scored four stunning tries in the Hurricanes 42-24 triumph against...

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...