NZ Rugby World
It emerged that while no one was looking World Rugby tried to revamp the international game by selling a new competition that was set up for only the commercially elite.
World Cup years often see strange things happen in Super Rugby with certain key players and well resourced teams not performing well. But usually it is all part of the All Blacks plan to manage their players to peak at the right time.
The All Blacks have nailed down most of their key combinations since the last World Cup. But there is one area of the team they haven’t been able to get right since 2015.
Inevitably there will be a bit of cleanout of personnel after the World Cup so what might the next generation of All Blacks look like?
Our Top 10 looks at the unbelievable ways players have managed to get themselves into trouble with the judiciary.
Depending on who you listen to it’s either business as usual or NZ is in the midst of an exodus. We open the bonnet on the player transfer market.
In 2011 Finland were the worst rugby team in the world. Eight years on and the picture is entirely different.
Elton Jantjies didn’t have a great 2018 and that may have been because he was exhausted.
A review into schools rugby earlier this year revealed some worrying findings.
Dwindling crowds and a lack of interest are killing the Mitre 10 Cup. So what can done to save it?
As Julian Savea is discovering, not all overseas contracts work out well for New Zealand’s players.
Kevin Roberts is confident that many of the things that needed to happen in the world game 20 years ago have indeed happened.
Sky’s Tony Johnson does not have much faith World Rugby will find find a way to get everyone to agree on its World League proposal.
Richard Bath details that the Northern Hemisphere are just as much in need of cash as the South.
Wynne Gray wonders why the Pacific Islands can never be granted a break.
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IN CASE YOU WERE ASLEEP...
THE FAVOURITE SAM WHITELOCK
THE CHALLENGER SAM CANE
THE OUTSIDER BEAUDEN BARRETT
DAN’S PAIN IN THE NECK
THE WILD CARD DANE COLES
VALUE FOR MONEY..?
CANES LOCK IN SOUTH AFRICAN
DU PLESSIS GIVES HIMSELF AN UPPER CUT
IN CASE YOU WERE ASLEEP cont...
BOKS CHANGE SELECTION RULES... AGAIN
SUPER COOPER BACK IN THE FRAME
What They Said
World League Explained
ALL BLACKS LIKELY PREFERRED PAIRING
YOUNG GUNS RISING
THE PERTH EXPERIENCE
Key Recommendations from Schools Report
From Hamilton to Lincoln-as hared rugby journey
WHITE HOT AND ICE COLD
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