NZ Rugby World
GATEWAY TO THE WILD FRONTIER
Beauden Barrett will have to decide over the summer whether he is going to extend his contract to stay in New Zealand through to 2023.
It all started back in January with the Sydney Sevens and finished with the All Blacks playing Italy in November – so sit back and enjoy reading about what we think were the 50 most memorable moments of 2018.
Auckland came close to being relegated last year and then bounced back to be champions in 2018. The story of how they turned themselves around is quite inspiring.
Thames Valley won the Meads Cup with an outside back at prop and flankers at lock. It was unconventional to say the least.
Liam Squire left home and school when he was just 15. It toughened him up and gave him a resilient streak that is at the core of his game today.
It’s hard to know what to make of the All Blacks end of year tour.
Kieran Read has confirmed he will be heading oshore after the World Cup and that he is now in the last year of his extraordinary All Blacks career.
Pieter-Steph du Toit was one of the most improved Springboks this year and was certainly a player who caused the All Blacks plenty of problems.
You probably won’t agree with all the selections we have made in our World XV based on form shown in 2018.
Richard Bath looks at some of the latest goings on in Northern Hemisphere rugby.
News and fun with the Breakdown.
Semi-finals & Finals Okinawa Escorted
Semi-finals & Finals Independent
NZ TO HOST WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
CHEIKA’S HEAD NOT ON THE BLOCK
MINI WORLD CUP COMES CLOSER
MOODY LOCKED IN FOR THREE YEARS
NZ RUGBY WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NZ RUGBY WORLD WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
INTERNATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
COACH OF THE YEAR
BEST TRY Beauden Barrett vs.
BEST PERFORMANCE [TEAM]
BEST KARATE KID
MOST DRAMATIC GAME
BEST DISRUPTION OF AN OPPONENT’S PREPARATION
BEST FALL FROM GRACE
BEST ACT OF CAREER SALVATION
BEST ACT OF CAREER SELFDESTRUCTION
BEST SPORTING ACT
MOST RIDICULOUS ACCUSATION
15 JAGUARES COME OF AGE
13 BIG BRODIE SELLS THE DUMMY
11 BIG BRODIE SELLS THE DUMMY
14 IHAIA LANDS THE WINNER
12 WYATT CROCKETT PLAYS HIS 200TH
10 BLACK FERNS STRIKE PAY DIRT
17 JEROME BIDS FAREWELL
19 CARD CONFUSION
16 JOHNNY FA’AULI MAKES A BAD CALL
18 BIT OF SLAP AND TICKLE
21 BLUES WIN AT ELLIS PARK
24 BOKS DO THE UNTHINKABLE IN WELLINGTON
23 BATTLE OF BRAD
20 JOHN PLUMTREE TAKES OVER AT HURRICANES
25 RICHIE MO’UNGA OWNS SUPER RUGBY FINAL
27 ANGUS COMES FROM NOWHERE
26 THE BUS DEPARTS
30 BEAUDEN TIPPED ON HIS HEAD
31 RICHIE MO’UNGA’S DOUBLE STRIKE
29 CHRIS BOYD’S STRANGE ACCUSATION
28 JACINDA WEARS BLACK FERNS SHIRT
32 TTT FAMILY HAKA
33 BRAD WEBER BLASTS ISRAEL FOLAU
34 MCKENZIE SCORES WITH A LITTLE HELP
36 FIFITA AND HIS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
35 WALLABIES AT WAIHEKE
38 FI OUT OF RETIREMENT
40 ST PETER’S WIN TOP FOUR
37 NELSON HOSTS A TEST
41 CHEIKA’S HALFTIME RANT
39 NELSON HOSTS A TEST
42 THE APOLOGY THAT WASN’T
44 SUPER SWITCH PLAY
43 SAM WARBURTON RETIRES
45 AUCKLAND WIN MITRE 10 CUP
47 MA’A NONU SIGNS WITH THE BLUES
46 KIERAN READ PLAY FOR COUNTIES
48 DANE COLES RETURNS TO ACTION
50 IRELAND TIP WORLD ON ITS AXIS
49 JEROME GARCES DOES THE RIGHT THING
KIERAN READ TIMELINE
PLAYERS WHO MOST IMPRESSED US
ESTABLISHED STARS WHO NAILED IT
EMERGING PLAYERS WHO CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION
NOT SO GOOD DECISIONS
BIGGEST STORIES OF THE YEAR
THINGS WE DIDN’T EXPECT TO SEE BRAD WEBER SPEAKING OUT
THINGS TO SAVOUR
THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN BUT DIDN’T
ISSUES THAT WOULDN’T GO AWAY
PLAYERS PREMATURELY RETIRING DUE TO CONCUSSION
BACK TO THE DARK AGES
SADLY PREDICTABLE OUTCOMES
CHARLIE NGATAI LEAVING FOR FRANCE
THE CHASING PACK
New Zealand v Australia
New Zealand v Japan
New Zealand v England
New Zealand v Ireland
New Zealand v Italy
COACH COMMENT: MATT BARTLEET
MEET THE MEN IN THE 2018 VALLEY SQUAD
Whatever it Takes
ALL BLACK HISTORY QUIZ
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