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The Case Against New Zealand Winning the World Cup

The All Blacks will begin the World Cup as defending champions Like all previous World Cups, New Zealand will begin this one as favourites. However they have yet to win the title on foreign soil. Many theories have been bandied about as to why this is the case, ranging from All Blacks being unable to deal with the pressure of …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Openside Flankers

Following last week’s list of the top ten number 8s in world rugby, we continue the rankings with the best openside flankers in the world. _____ 10. Francois Louw Injury is the reason why the South African is so far down this list. Since moving to Bath, the 30 year-old has been a revelation. When fit and on top form, few …

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Richie McCaw Gives Superb Breakdown Masterclass

Richie McCaw, the man, the legend was on SKy Sport NZ this week to discuss Breakdown 101 and it was awesome.  Professor Richie McCaw just schooled us all in Breakdown 101. Fantastic segment from Sky Sport NZ this week as McCaw goes through his mentality on offence and defence and everything in between when it comes to the breakdown. Reading …

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VIDEO: Nadolo’s Fantastic Kick & Chase Try vs Brumbies

The Crusaders were victorious over Brumbies in round 18, winning 37-24, with a delightful piece of skill from Nemani Nadolo standing out as one of the top moments from the game.  Having received the ball he kicked it past his opponents with the most deft of touches to perfectly set himself up for a try. Watch below as Nadolo out-smarts his opponents …

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VIDEO: Richie McCaw Gets Knocked Out Vs The Blues

And the concussion discussion goes on. Today, playing against the Auckland Blues, Richie McCaw fell unconscious attempting a tackle for his Crusaders side. With George North and Leigh Halfpenny recently falling victim to recurring knockouts, this will surely be uncomfortable viewing for those who now see concussion as Rugby’s biggest headache.   

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Is This Selection The Best XV In Southern Hemisphere Rugby?

Last week we brought you our Northern Hemisphere selection, which stirred its fair share of debate. Here is our Southern Hemisphere selection. Enjoy the read, while we dive for cover in the impending debate. 15 – Israel Folou The Australian saw off stiff competition from his Kiwi namesake, Israel Dagg, for the full-back position. While Australian rugby may be at …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here with this week’s edition of ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not’, as Ireland celebrate a famous win and England ponder what could have been.   Who’s Hot Ireland If Einstein was a rugby coach, Joe Schmidt would make him look unintelligent. Ireland’s coach produced a masterpiece in tactics as his charges out-thought and out-fought the Springboks in …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

New Zealand blasted their critics with a 51-20 destruction of Australia, while the South African scrum was pitiful to say the least. Here’s Matt Cassidy with this week’s ‘Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?’. Who’s Hot? New Zealand 51 points accumulated, six tries scored and the Bledisloe cup secured for another year, it was All Black magic in Auckland at the …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Matt Cassidy is back with this week’s edition of Who’s Hot and Who’s Not. It was a historic week for the Waratahs, while Richie McCaw won’t want to remember the Super Final.  Who’s Hot NSW Waratahs It was third time lucky for the ‘Tahs who finally got their hands on the Super Rugby trophy. The Sydney siders, who finished top …

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Super Rugby Final Preview – Waratahs v. Crusaders

It all comes down to this. Waratahs versus Crusaders. Matthew Morrow previews this weekend’s massive Super Rugby Final. The final that we all wanted. Both the Waratahs and the Crusaders have been a cut above the rest in Super Rugby this year and it is only fitting that they should meet in this year’s final. Often, the playoffs throw up …

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Preview: Super Rugby Semi Final – Crusaders vs Sharks

Matthew Morrow previews this weekend’s massive Super Rugby Semi-Final between the Crusaders and the Sharks. Both teams will battle it out for a place in Super Rugby’s  thrilling climax. Crusaders v Sharks Saturday, July 26th. 08:35 am (GMT) AMI Stadium, Christchurch The first semi-final pits the most successful franchise in Super Rugby history against South Africa’s only representative in this …

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