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Opinion – Why Don’t Players Openly Admit That They Move For The Money?

Aaron Cruden is a really fine rugby player. Blessed with brilliant vision and natural playmaking ability, Cruden is at the peak of his powers at 28-years-old and is in the prime of his rugby career. A highly accomplished and decorated individual, Cruden has won the Rugby World Cup,  he’s won multiple Rugby Championships and he’s also won a Super Rugby championship with the …

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Where Does Aaron Cruden Sit On The List Of Rugby’s Highest Earners?

Super Rugby Rd 3 - Chiefs v Highlanders

Very few observers were shocked to learn that Aaron Cruden had taken the decision to leave New Zealand and join Montpellier on a three-year deal. After falling behind Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks’ pecking order, Cruden’s departure had been expected. Indeed, last December French rugby site, Rugby 365, had even reported that Montpellier had secured the services of the 47 …

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Warren Gatland Confirms Chiefs Approach But Reaffirms Commitment To Wales

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lions head coach Warren Gatland was the subject of several rumours on Saturday, as the Kiwi was reported to be leaving his post with Wales following the June tour of New Zealand. However, Gatland was quick to dismiss these rumours, reaffirming his commitment to the Welsh cause. The 2013 series-winning head coach contacted Wales Online to address these reports. “The …

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EXCLUSIVE – All Blacks’ Steven Bates: ‘Rugby In Japan Has Huge Potential, But It’s Being Held Back’

When two times All Black Steven Bates took the decision to leave his home country and move to pastures new in Japan in 2008, he entered into a rugby environment that had some stark differences. Having spent his entire career in Auckland and Waikato, winning 57 caps for the Chiefs in the process, Japan was something else in comparison. “In …

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Top 14 Side Montpellier Offer Aaron Cruden Massive Contract To Leave New Zealand

Chiefs and All Blacks out-half Aaron Cruden has become a target for English Premiership and French Top 14 sides of late, with Montpellier reportedly joining the swelling ranks of teams eager to tempt the talented No. 10 away from New Zealand. Cruden had become the All Blacks’ first choice out-half following the retirement of Dan Carter from international rugby. However, …

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Two Premiership Clubs Leading The Chase To Sign Aaron Cruden

New Zealand All Blacks Training Session

Aaron Cruden could be set for a spell in England. After falling behind the excellent Beauden Barrett in the All Black’s pecking order, Aaron Cruden is reportedly looking to leave New Zealand once his current contract expires next year. According to The Rugby Paper, Cruden’s representatives have begun the process of putting out feelers to a number of Premiership clubs. …

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Vern Cotter Linked With Shock Return To Top 14

Vern Cotter will be replaced as Scotland coach at the end of this season. Scottish rugby enjoyed it’s own game of musical chairs last week, when the SRU announced that Gregor Townsend would be taking over as Scotland coach in June of next year, with Dave Rennie replacing him at the Glasgow Warriors. While this left Vern Cotter the odd man out, most …

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The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Means Joe Schmidt Is Now Favourite To Land Super Rugby Role

Ireland Captains Run

Joe Schmidt has been linked with a number of vacancies in New Zealand. Throughout this summer, various reports emerged from New Zealand linking Joe Schmidt with a move to a number of Super Rugby franchises. Indeed, while Ireland were touring South Africa, we exclusively revealed that Schmidt would in fact announce that he would leave his position. Although we could …

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Glasgow Warriors To Replace Gregor Townsend With Highly Respected New Zealand Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend will become Scotland coach next season. The Scottish Rugby Union shocked the rugby world yesterday, when they announced that Gregor Townsend would replace Vern Cotter as coach of the national team at the end of the 2016/17 season. Although many foresaw Townsend’s appointed, Cotter had arrested Scotland’s slide into the doldrums, and was a refereeing decision away from beating …

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Top 10: Coaches With The Best Winning Ratios In Club Rugby Right Now

Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a new coaching position becomes available, the media begin highlighting potential candidates to fill the vacancy and use percentage win rates as a means of promoting one contender over another. In the cut throat world of professional sport, this is to be expected. With massive TV deals on offer and sponsors wanting to be associated with a winning team, rugby is no different …

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Steve Hansen Addresses Chiefs Stripper Scandal

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: All Black coach Steve Hansen speaks during a New Zealand All Blacks media session at The Lensbury on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand Rugby and Super Rugby franchise Waikato Chiefs are to both spearhead an investigation into allegations from a stripper who has accused Chiefs players of sexual misconduct and abuse following an end of season party last Monday. The woman involved has requested to be referred to as her stage name Scarlett so as to keep her identity anonymous and …

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All Black Star Winger Set To Miss Northern Hemisphere Tour

New Zealand v Tonga - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

New Zealand will be without one of their top players for the upcoming November series. Although many had expected Nehe Milner-Skudder to return from injury in time for the All Blacks’ European tour, it now looks likely that he will miss the November series. Despite undergoing surgery after dislocating his shoulder during the Highlanders’ 34-15 victory over the Lions in …

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