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Super Rugby: Improved Blues face mighty Hurricanes

OPINION Having deservedly overcome the previously unbeaten Stormers 33-10 in Cape Town, the Blues face an even sterner test of their Super Rugby talent against...

Ivan’s angle: Gatland’s Chiefs made of the right stuff

Coach Warren Gatland would have relished his Chiefs 25-15 Super Rugby win against Scott Robertson’s champion Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday night. It proved his...

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: 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: 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: 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,...

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...

OPINION: Nonu and SBW fail to fire

High hopes that the injection of coaches Leon MacDonald and Tom Coventry would lift the Blues out of Super Rugby obscurity are starting to...

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