Rugby: Julian Savea just one of many 'under-performing' Kiwi players in Europe – New Zealand Herald

Former All Black Julian Savea is just one of many Kiwi rugby stars under-delivering while playing in Europe, according to Talksport UK correspondent Russell Hargreaves. Savea was told he was “not welcome” at French club Toulon yesterday despite having a year left on his contract, with owner Mourad Boudjellal making explosive comments over the former […]

The Fascinating Impact The Six Nations Has On Other Rugby Coaches – Balls.ie

The Fascinating Impact The Six Nations Has On Other Rugby Coaches – Balls.ie

After two rounds of the Six Nations, one trend is becoming clear, the importance of a good defence. Whether it be England’s devasting line-speed or their ability to penetrate opposition’s systems, Eddie Jones and John Mitchell seem to have struck the right note in their defensive shape and it is reaping dividends. For a bonus episode […]

NZME rugby writers dissect Super Rugby's six burning questions – New Zealand Herald

With another Super Rugby season upon us, NZME’s rugby reporters take a look a the season ahead. Patrick McKendryWinner: Crusaders. Best team, most depth, and Scott Robertson is the best coach in competition. They know what it takes.Semifinalists: Crusaders, Lions, Hurricanes, Waratahs. For the Crusaders, it’s just what they do, the Lions will be guaranteed […]

Super Rugby's 50 most influential players: Part IV – The Age

Super Rugby's 50 most influential players: Part IV – The Age

18 Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)Position: WingStill a world-class strikeforce on the wing and a big part of the Highlanders’ game at its best. If the southerners are to contend again they have to get the ball in this bloke’s hands as often as possible. The Landers back themselves to make tackles and play territory, then strike […]

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