1. New Zealand Top World Rankings, Sign of Times for International Rugby League

    New Zealand are officially the No. 1 ranked rugby league team on the planet, confirmed in Thursday's rankings from the Rugby League International Federation...

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  2. USA to Host Australia in Final Game Before Rugby World Cup

    The USA has attracted yet another super power of world rugby to their shores, having been scheduled to play Australia in Chicago, as reported on the Australia Rugby Union 's official website...

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  3. Plenty of Stars in New Zealand Under 20 World Championship Squad

    New Zealand have named a strong squad to travel to the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy, as reported by the New Zealand Herald...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 days ago 183 reads 0 comments

  4. Issac Luke Signs Deal with New Zealand Warriors

    South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke will return home to New Zealand in 2016, having been granted a release from his existing contract to sign a three-year deal with the New ...

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  5. New Zealand Claim 3rd Straight Win over Australia in Strong ANZAC Test Display

    A first-half flurry combined with a resolute defensive effort has seen New Zealand beat Australia 26-12 in their first ANZAC Test win since 1998...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 20 days ago 186 reads 0 comments

  6. Can New Zealand Beat Australia for 1st Time in ANZAC Test Since 1998?

    "We are sick of losing." That was the catchphrase Kiwis' halves pairing of Shaun Johnson and Kieran Foran used en-route to beating Australia to win last year's Four Nations tournament, according to The New Zealand Herald 's Michael Burgess ...

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  7. New Zealand Recruit Sam Timmins Commits to Washington

    Talented New Zealand big man Sam Timmins has committed to join the University of Washington's recruiting class of 2016, as reported by Stuff.co.nz ...

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  8. Could John Wall Become the Greatest Washington Wizard of All Time?

    The Washington Wizards have still not seen the best of John Wall , yet he has shown enough to suggest that he has the potential to go down as the greatest player to wear their uniform...

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  9. New Zealand Name Strong Squad for ANZAC Test Despite Injuries to Key Players

    New Zealand have named a strong 18-man squad ahead of their encounter with Australia in the 2015 ANZAC Test this Friday night, as per the New Zealand Herald...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 26 days ago 220 reads 0 comments

  10. Australia Name Four Newcomers in Experienced ANZAC Test Team

    Australia are set to debut four players at test level ahead of their ANZAC Test clash with New Zealand on Friday night, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald...

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  11. All Blacks Have Depth to Cover Aaron Cruden Injury at World Cup

    When it was announced yesterday that Aaron Cruden would likely miss the Rugby World Cup , the feeling around New Zealand was one of disappointment, not panic...

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  12. Liverpool Lose FA Cup Semi-Final to Villa After Lack of Intensity and Creativity

    There will be no fairytale ending to Steven Gerrard 's Liverpool career. The potential for an FA Cup Final meeting with Arsenal on his 35th birthday promised to be a storybook ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 893 reads 0 comments

  13. How Does the Current All Blacks Back 3 Compare to New Zealand's Best Ever?

    Flair and attacking ability out wide have long been features of New Zealand rugby teams. More than anyone else, the All Blacks have combined the elements of skill, physicality and ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 384 reads 0 comments

  14. Kiwis ANZAC Test Team Has Potential to Be Best Ever

    New Zealand have never had a better pool of players to choose from for an ANZAC Test. While teams of other years have had their share of stars, none can claim to possess the depth of the 2015 edition...

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  15. Martin Snedden Pursuing FIFA World Cup for New Zealand

    It may be a long shot, but there is increasing talk of New Zealand launching a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in either 2026 or 2030...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 173 reads 1 comments

  16. Dan Carter Could Struggle to Make All Blacks World Cup Team

    There was a time when leaving Dan Carter out of an All Black team was unthinkable. The master fly-half was, alongside Richie McCaw , an automatic selection in any New Zealand XV, and his absence left a gaping hole that no one could replace...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 560 reads 0 comments

  17. MVP Should Be Elite on Both Ends: Bolstering the Cases for Curry and LeBron

    It has been a long time since the race to be the NBA 's Most Valuable Player has been as tightly contested as this season's...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 634 reads 2 comments

  18. New Zealand Teams Proving to Be the Ones to Beat in Super Rugby This Year

    It is nothing new for New Zealand to have a handful of the top teams in Super Rugby. Even since the conference system came into play in 2011, multiple New Zealand teams have been at ...

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  19. Chiefs Prop Ben Afeaki Retires Due to Concussion Fears

    Chiefs prop and one-time All Black Ben Afeaki has announced his retirement from rugby after suffering multiple concussions in recent years, as was reported by the New Zealand Herald ...

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  20. Sam Tomkins to Return to England After Mixed NRL Stint

    Sam Tomkins has been granted an early release from his three-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors and will return home to England at the conclusion of the 2015 season, according to David Skipwith of the New Zealand Herald ...

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  21. Super Rugby: Crusaders Coming into Form After Slow Start

    The Crusaders are well-known for their slow starts. Every year, they sputter along for the first month of Super Rugby, before igniting and embarking on a run that ends in making the playoffs...

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  22. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to Sign with New Zealand Warriors

    The New Zealand Warriors are expected to sign Kiwi outside back Roger Tuivasa -Sheck, as was reported by Michael Carayannis of the Sydney Morning Herald ...

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  23. Jarryd Hayne: How 10 Other Rugby League Players Fared in Switching Sports

    How does a rugby league background prepare you for playing a different game? Are the athletic and fitness requirements, alongside the skill set, conducive for playing a sport with ...

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  24. Martin Guptill Should Partner Tom Latham as New Zealand Test Opener

    Martin Guptill has been recalled to the New Zealand Test squad after a string of good performances for the nation's one-day team during the Cricket World Cup...

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  25. Down Under Perspective: Is Jarryd Hayne's NRL Status Being Overhyped in USA?

    Much has been made of Jarryd Hayne's move to the NFL over the past few months. The former Parramatta Eels fullback gave away rugby league at the conclusion of a magical 2014 season to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 996 reads 8 comments