1. Rugby: Rating the All Blacks Two Weeks Into the 2010 Season

    Two weeks into the international season we are starting to get a feel for how the teams will perform in 2010. The All Blacks and Springboks have both looked good in their wins so far as they dispatched their northern hemisphere rivals...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 years ago 219 reads 6 comments

  2. Looking Back Paves The Way Forward For Rugby

    How rugby has changed over the past 15 years. Gone are the days when an international team would go away and tour another nation, playing a handful of midweek games, along with a series of three or four tests...

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  3. Stalemate in Otago Boys vs Southland Boys Thriller

    The 96th game between traditional foes Otago Boys and Southland Boys ended in a 16 all draw today at Littlebourne, Dunedin...

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  4. High School Rugby Preview: Otago Boys vs. Southland Boys

    Tomorrow Otago Boys High School hosts Southland Boys High School in a top of the table clash of the Highlanders 1st XV Competition. The game will also double as the schools' traditional interschool match, which has been an annual fixture for 95 years...

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  5. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round 14

    The Bulls, The Stormers, The Waratahs and The Crusaders. That's all that is left in the 2010 Super 14. The Waratahs and Crusaders both face the daunting task of having to play off with the competitions two top teams in South Africa...

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  6. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round 13

    Week 13 has seen that the competition is going to go right down to the wire next week with seven teams still in the semifinal hunt, with only one assured a place...

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  7. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round 12

    Round 12 of the Super 14 saw the competition close right up as the Brumbies and the Hurricanes both picked up bonus point wins while the Waratahs, Reds and Crusaders all suffered heavy losses...

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  8. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round 11

    What a weekend of rugby we were treated to! We had some nail biters, some great tries, a huge upset, and plenty of quality rugby thrown into the mix...

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  9. Super 14 Power Rankings: Round 10

    Only four weeks to go until semifinals now and it looks as though the fight for the top four places will be one of the closest we have seen in years...

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  10. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 4 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  11. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 4 years ago 1,774 reads 8 comments

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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 2,709 reads 20 comments

  24. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 5 years ago 50 reads 2 comments

  25. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 5 years ago 586 reads 4 comments