1. Rugby: All Blacks Stunned by Will Genia-Inspired Wallabies (With Video)

    The All Blacks have lost their second match in as many weeks. Will Genia stole the show as the Wallabies upset the New Zealanders 25-20 in both sides' last hit out before the Rugby World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 502 reads 2 comments

  2. The All-Time Rugby World Cup XV

    The seventh edition of rugby's biggest tournament is merely two weeks away. Speculation is at an all-time high as to who will be the team to beat, who will upset and of course, who will walk away with the William Webb Ellis Trophy...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 3,130 reads 20 comments

  3. Rugby: Average All Blacks Fail to Execute; Lose to Springboks

    Frustrating. That sums up the All Blacks performance against Springboks last night. Despite creating all the play, the All Blacks were unable to take their chances and succumbed to a 18-5 loss...

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  4. High School Rugby: Otago Boys Beat Southland Boys to Win Highlanders' 1st XV

    Two quick tries midway through the second half saw Otago Boys High School defeat Southland Boys High School in the final of the Highlanders First XV competition in Dunedin today...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 354 reads 0 comments

  5. Rugby: Patchy Performance Sees All Blacks Retain Bledisloe Cup

    The All Blacks have firmly entrenched themselves as the team to beat heading into the Rugby World Cup next month, with a 30-14 win over nearest rivals, Australia at Eden Park last night...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 281 reads 0 comments

  6. All Blacks: Plenty of Positives in Crushing Win over Springboks

    The All Blacks were far too good for the Springboks in their Tri-Nations opener, beating the men from South Africa 40-7 in a commanding performance in Wellington last night...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  7. Rugby: Is It Really Worth Having a Tri-Nations in World Cup Year?

    Since 1996 the Tri-Nations has been fiercely contested between the Southern Hemisphere's top three rugby nations; New Zealand, Australia and South Africa...

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  8. High School Rugby: Otago Boys Beat Arch-Rival Kings with Strong Second Half

    Otago Boys High School was too good for Kings High School in atrocious conditions last night, winning the 72 nd traditional fixture between the two school’s by 43-22...

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  9. All Blacks: Jarrad Hoeata Only New Face in Predictable Tri-Nations Squad

    Thirty players and four injury-cover reserves have been named in the All Blacks squad for the upcoming Tri-Nations and test against Fiji...

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  10. All Blacks 2011 Tri-Nations Squad Predictions: What to Expect This Weekend

    The much anticipated naming of the 2011 All Blacks team will finally take place on Sunday morning, ahead of the Tri-Nations and a one-off test with Fiji...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 625 reads 12 comments

  11. Rugby: Crusaders Forwards Monster Stormers in Semifinal Win

    The game is won up front. At least that is how the old adage goes. And this was never more clear than in the Crusaders semifinal against the Stormers last night, as the Crusaders ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 213 reads 2 comments

  12. Super Rugby: The Keys for Each Semifinalist to Win This Weekend

    After 19 weeks, the Super Rugby semifinals are finally upon us. The remaining teams of the competition have unsurprisingly found their way into these final four spots, each following their own roads to the finals...

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  13. Super Rugby: Power Ranking Every Championship Winning Team

    We are currently in the sixteenth season of Super Rugby and at the time of writing, four teams remain in the bid to become the 2011 Champions...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 1,171 reads 2 comments

  14. Rugby: Highlanders to Keep Green Strip for 2012 Season

    The Highlanders will play the entire 2012 Super Rugby season in the green strips they wore earlier this year against the Force. The move was confirmed today, despite an unprecedented amount of support against the change...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 352 reads 0 comments

  15. Super Rugby Playoffs Preview: How Will Each Team Stack Up?

    The Super Rugby Playoffs are finally upon us, and only six teams remain. These being the Reds, Stormers, Crusaders, Blues, Waratahs and Sharks...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 365 reads 1 comments

  16. Rugby: Otago Boys Honour Team Mate in 55 Point Win over Christs College

    Otago Boys High School came away with a comprehensive 55-0 win over Christs College in their traditional match today at Littlebourne, Dunedin...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 127 reads 4 comments

  17. Rugby: Highlanders Jersey Change Confirmed, Reasoning Defies Logic

    On May 27 I reported that the Highlanders were considering a jersey color change to what was believed to be green...

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  18. Rugby: A Change to Green Jerseys Will Strip Highlanders of Identity

    Yes you read right. The Highlanders are believed to be considering a change of their playing strip to light green...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 1,127 reads 0 comments

  19. Rugby: Was Re-Signing Carter for 4 Years Really the Right Move?

    It was announced last week that the NZRFU has successfully re-signed their star First Five, Daniel Carter, for another four years. This news brought relief to many New Zealanders to know that their magician would be around post-World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 4 years ago 317 reads 4 comments

  20. Rugby: Will Injuries Cost Highlanders a Playoff Berth?

    Colin Slade, Adam Thomson, Kurt Baker, Siale Piutau, Kade Poki, James Patterson, Elliot Dixon, Dave Te Moana, Shaun Treeby. That is the current injury list for the Highlanders Super Rugby side...

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  21. New Zealand Rugby: Who Will Be the All Blacks Understudy to Daniel Carter?

    It was a question posed early on by many: Who will fill the No. 10 jersey should Daniel Carter be unavailable during the Rugby World Cup? While there are a bunch of contenders, the answer to the question is still as unclear as it was six months ago...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 years ago 85 reads 3 comments

  22. New Zealand Rugby: Can Ben Smith Force His Way into the All Blacks?

    At the start of the season he would have been well down the pecking order. But 10 weeks into the 2011 rugby season, Ben Smith is now amongst the contenders for an All Black spot...

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  23. Super Rugby: Highlanders Show Depth in Gutsy Win over Crusaders

    The Highlanders put on a classic display of guts and determination to topple the high-flying Crusaders in Nelson by 26-18...

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  24. Super Rugby: Lack of Depth a Long-Term Problem for Australian Conference

    One of the biggest talking points of the new Super Rugby season has been the new conference system and the new team, the Melbourne Rebels. What you think of the system so far comes down largely to personal opinion...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  25. Super Rugby: New Zealand Conference Midseason Report Cards

    Believe it or not we are already halfway through the 2011 Super Rugby competition. It doesn't seem long since we were eagerly anticipating the start of the new competition and interested to see how the new conference concept would play out...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 years ago 293 reads 0 comments