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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...

Sports award nominations open

Nominations are open for the annual sports awards. One of the major changes this year is that the Pakuranga United Rugby Club (PURC) is organising...

All Blacks have Midas Touch

That the All Blacks could beat Argentina 46-24 in the Nelson rugby test despite losing second half possession and territory by a huge margin...

Barrett emulates Carter

Before Beauden Barrett scored four tries and accumulated 30 points in the All Blacks 40-12 second rugby test walloping of the Wallabies at Eden...

Character Crusaders strength

It took character and a magnificent defence for the Crusaders to deny the frustrated Lions in Saturday's Super Rugby final at Christchurch's tattered AMI...

PURC wins Jubilee Trophy

Ponsonby has won its 34th Gallaher Shield for Auckland premier club rugby supremacy. The 35-23 final victory over old rivals University at Eden Park before...

Blues inspire Ormiston Senior College rugby team

Nine members from the Blues Super Rugby squad recently visited Ormiston Senior College to present the school with rugby boots which were donated from...

Howick College student heads to Youth Olympics

Hinemoa Watene’s pre-game ritual is listening to rapper 50 Cent. She doesn’t know why, but it’s what her dad always put on to hype her...

Laumape before Sonny Bill

I find it incredulous that some rugby scribes believed Sonny Bill Williams would be the answer to the All Blacks backline woes for Saturday’s...

Umaga breathes more easily

Under seige Super Rugby coach Tana Umaga would have breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Blues held on to beat the Waratahs...