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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...

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,...

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...

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...