1. Samoa Could Cause Problems at Rugby World Cup

    Samoa have made a statement. Sure it was at home and in possibly the match of their lives against the All Blacks in Apia, but they proved they can mix it with the best in their 25-16 loss...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 325 reads 0 comments

  2. Plenty to Work on for All Blacks After Win over Samoa

    They won and that is the main thing, but it was a far from convincing display the All Blacks put on to beat Samoa 25-16 in the first-ever meeting of the two teams in Apia. It was no surprise that the Samoans brought bundles of energy and passion...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 242 reads 0 comments

  3. Highlanders Are the Real Deal, Deserve Respect as Individuals

    Highlanders fans have been hearing all year that their team is not up to it, that they would fall over due to their lack of big-game experience and large number of "no-name" players...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 months ago 137 reads 0 comments

  4. Rugby: Five Newcomers Named in All Blacks Squad

    Five new names were read out when the All Blacks picked their first squad of 2015, as reported by the New Zealand Herald...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 months ago 369 reads 0 comments

  5. Former Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Forward Isaac Fotu Making NBA Case

    There has been a proliferation of Oceania players emerging at the top level in recent years, but the name Isaac Fotu still remains under the radar...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 months ago 4,550 reads 0 comments

  6. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 368 reads 1 comments

  7. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 226 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 255 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 137 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 220 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 104 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 5,937 reads 2 comments

  13. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 445 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 241 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 110 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 86 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 923 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 411 reads 0 comments

  19. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 months ago 406 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 185 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 675 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 641 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 months ago 74 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 months ago 129 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 months ago 179 reads 0 comments