1. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Nine

    Round Nine is now over and it is time to start looking ahead to the semifinals with just five weeks to go. To me, there are still six teams in the hunt for a top four position. The Bulls will top the table with only one more road game to play...

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  2. The Converts: Five Rugby League to Rugby Union Success Stories

    It isn't uncommon in Australia or New Zealand to see a Rugby Union player change codes and try their arm at the more lucrative Rugby League. It is, however, a bit more uncommon to see a League player convert over to Rugby Union...

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  3. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Eight

    Round Eight of the Super 14 delivered some of the most exciting games of the season. It also showed the effects of touring on some of the competitions top teams...

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  4. Tuamanator Beats Ahunanya in 12

    The pressure was on David Tua to back up his second round knockout over Shane Cameron against Friday "the 13th" Ahunanya last night in Auckland...

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  5. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Seven

    As hard as it may be to believe, we are already halfway through the competition. Teams have now settled into the competition and are starting to look to carrying on momentum through to the top four and onwards...

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  6. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Six

    Six weeks into the 2010 Super 14 and it seems that the competition is no easier to predict. It should start to become clearer after we see the Bulls and the Stormers on their road trip in New Zealand and Australia...

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  7. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Five

    Week five of the Super 14 saw another six games played which included some nail biters, some blow-outs and a very spirited come back...

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  8. Rugby Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Four

    We are now four weeks into the Super 14 Rugby Tournament, and the competition is slowly starting to sort itself out. This week, the big stories were the upset wins by the Reds, who beat the Chiefs, and the Cheetahs, who defeated the Hurricanes...

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  9. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Three

    We are now three weeks into the 2010 Super 14 season, and the competition still looks like it is going to be closely contested. It was a good weekend for New Zealand, as all five of their teams won...

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  10. Toby Flett Stars As Records Fall at Otago Boys

    The annual Athletics Sports were held at Otago Boys High School in New Zeland on Tuesday, and the results did not disappoint...

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  11. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round Two

    After two weeks of the 2010 Super 14, it is clear to me that this is going to be one of the most exciting competitions for years. The rugby being played is fast and free-flowing, which has been what the game has been lacking over the past few years...

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  12. Super 14 Rugby Power Rankings: Round One

    The first week of the 2010 Super 14 went largely as expected with a couple of thrilling finishes, some great tries and little bit of controversy thrown in for good measure...

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  13. Hurricanes Storm Past Blues

    The Hurricanes beat the Blues in a true game of two halves on Friday night at Albany. It was a fast-paced game, dominated by the number of penalties awarded but still seemed to flow well...

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  14. Rugby Union: Team of the Decade (2000-2009)

    A decade has ended so now I look back and name the XV I consider to be the best of the decade. Picking just fifteen players from ten years is not an easy task and I'm sure that someone else could ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 4 years ago 2,649 reads 20 comments

  15. Air New Zealand Cup Analysis So Far

    We have seen eight rounds so far in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup, each coming with its fair share of controversies, upsets, and of course, brilliant performances. In the article, I rate each team's season so far...

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  16. Highlanders All-Time XV (Part Two: The Backs)

    Sorry for the delay folks, my computer has been experiencing some problems in uploading slide show articles but hey, better late than never. In this article I cover the backline in my All Time Highlanders XV...

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  17. School Pride At Stake On Finals Day In Dunedin

    Saturday the 15th of August marks finals day in Otago Secondary Schools rugby for 2009 and what a day it will be...

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  18. Otago Boys Too Strong for Kings in Interschool, Win 35-7

    Otago Boys High School first XV were too strong for traditional arch-rivals Kings High School in their annual inter-school fixture yesterday. Otago Boys ran in six tries to Kings' one to take a comfortable 35-7 victory at the University Oval...

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  19. What Has Happened to Rugby?

    The days of rugby being the passion of every person living in a city are now a distant memory. It is hard to believe that it was only within the last decade that you could go along to a Super 14 game and you would get a sell out crowd...

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  20. Highlanders All Time XV (Part One: The Forwards)

    The Highlanders have been one of the weaker teams in the Super 14 of recent times. But it wasn't that long ago that they were arguably the toughest team in the competition and nearly impossible to beat playing at home...

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  21. Blues Too Good as Highlanders Crumble

    The Blues ran rampant as they put away the Highlanders at Eden Park on Friday night. The 26-6 scoreline showed the performances of both teams as the Blues ran in four tries and looked ...

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  22. Midway Prediction for Super 14 Semi-Finalists

    We are now halfway through the 2009 Super 14 and it is time to start thinking about who the contenders for the top four are...

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  23. Highlanders Too Good As Bulls Suffer First Loss in the Super 14

    The Highlanders have beaten the Bulls 36-12 in Palmerston North in round seven of the Super 14. The Highlanders went into the match as underdogs, having won only two of their previous ...

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  24. Why The Highlanders Will Topple The Bulls This Weekend In Palmerston North

    So far this season the Bulls have been the team to beat in the Super 14. They have won all five of their games and have one of the most complete teams in the competition...

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  25. Otago Volts Too Strong For Canterbury

    The Otago Volts gave the Canterbury Wizards a 125-run thrashing today at the University Oval in Dunedin. Batting performances from Craig Cumming and Nathan McCullum saw Otago through ...

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