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Ma’a Nonu Returns To New Zealand For 2019 Super Rugby Campaign

Ma’a Nonu will return to New Zealand ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby campaign after spending three seasons with French heavyweights, Toulon.  The 103 times capped All Black will go full circle with his career as he returns to New Zealand on a one-year deal with the Auckland Blues. This will be the third time Nonu will have played with …

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Some People Seem To Have Figured Out Quade Cooper’s Next Club

It’s the question on everyone’s lips, where will Quade Cooper be playing his rugby in 2018?  Since Brad Thorn announced that Cooper would not be in the Queensland Reds’ Super Rugby squad for the 2018 season, there has been considerable speculation about where the flyhalf will be plying his trade in 2018. As expected he has been linked with a few …

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Yet Another All Black Is Making The Move To The Northern Hemisphere

The lure of lucrative contracts in the northern hemisphere is showing no signs of abating with the news that yet another All Black is set to make the move north.  George Moala, capped four times by the All Blacks and currently plying his trade for the Auckland Blues, has signed a three-year contract with Top 14 heavyweights Clermont Auvergne. Moala’s last …

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Is ‘Chaos’ The Right Word For The Lions To Describe The Attacking Threat Of New Zealand?

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 29: The All Blacks celebrate after winning the inaugural Rugby Chamionship after their victory in the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 29, 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The new buzz word amongst the Lions coaching management is ‘chaos’. Lions assistant coach, and attack guru, Rob Howley used the word to describe New Zealand’s lethal form of unstructured rugby nine times in Tuesday’s press conference. But has he chosen the wrong word in helping the Lions to prepare for the challenges ahead? If you watch highlights of the …

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All Black Legend Christian Cullen Identifies Two Key Areas Which Will Decide Lions vs Blues Clash

Former All Black great Christian Cullen has excused the Lions abject performance against the New Zealand Barbarians as a ‘scheduling hospital pass’ and stated that the real tour begins at Eden Park on Wednesday. He also pointed to two key areas which he believes will define the clash against the Blues. In a column for allblacks.com, Cullen veered away from …

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Matching Aviva Premiership Teams To Their Super Rugby Equivalent

Premiership Super Rugby

After the conclusion of the thrilling Six Nations campaign, all attention has turned to the upcoming Lions tour of New Zealand. So, which Super Rugby sides can be most easily compared to an Aviva Premiership outfit? Australian Conference Brumbies/Wasps In the mid-2000s these teams were the greatest to ever grace their respective competitions, however a sudden spate of retirements resulted …

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Matching Pro 12 Sides To Their Super Rugby Equivalents

Munster Chiefs Pro 12

The Pro 12 is back in full swing this week after a European break, with all attention turning to who will qualify for the playoffs. Super rugby is now 6 rounds in and with the first British and Irish Lions game less than two months interested has never been hotter. Which begs the question: which Pro 12 side matches a …

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