1. Rugby: Otago Celebrations Show How Much Ranfurly Shield Means

    It has been one heck of a week for rugby fans in the southern New Zealand province of Otago . After claiming the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 1957, the province has ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 10 months ago 284 reads 3 comments

  2. All Blacks Rugby: Should Taylor or Slade Start at First Five-Eighth?

    Either Tom Taylor or Colin Slade appears set to start for the All Blacks at first five-eighth in their second Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies this weekend, as reported by Stuff ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 months ago 275 reads 2 comments

  3. Rugby: What Losing Daniel Carter Means for the All Blacks

    The All Blacks have suffered a massive blow just days before their first Rugby Championship game of 2013, losing star first five-eighth Daniel Carter to yet another injury which could sideline him for up to a month...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 months ago 354 reads 1 comments

  4. Rugby: Is Richie McCaw the All Blacks' Greatest Openside Flanker of All Time?

    Richie McCaw has been the undisputed king of world rugby for the past decade. No player has had a bigger influence on his team's success than the All Black openside flanker and his record remains arguably the best of any player to play the game...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 months ago 1,654 reads 3 comments

  5. All Blacks Rugby: Piri Weepu Dropped for Rugby Championship

    Piri Weepu was the big omission from today's All Blacks squad announcement , with the veteran scrum-half replaced by the uncapped TJ Perenara in a 28-man squad for the 2013 Rugby Championship...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 months ago 478 reads 0 comments

  6. Super Rugby: An in-Depth Preview of Each Playoff Team

    It is that time of year again. The Super 15 playoffs are upon us, with only six teams remaining in their quest for Southern Hemisphere rugby supremacy...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 12 months ago 228 reads 2 comments

  7. Rugby: Benji Marshall Likely to Switch Codes—Is He the Next Great Convert?

    One of rugby league's biggest stars appears set to give the game away at the conclusion of the 2013 season, as reported by TVNZ . Benji Marshall has reportedly asked to leave the Wests Tigers, and a switch to rugby union seems likely...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 12 months ago 277 reads 8 comments

  8. Australia Wallabies Rugby: Reviewing the Robbie Deans Era

    It has perhaps been inevitable since his failure at Rugby World Cup 2011, but it was finally announced earlier this week that the Robbie Deans era as head coach of the Wallabies is over ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 400 reads 6 comments

  9. Rugby: Stephen Donald's All Black Story to Be Made into Movie

    It would have to rate as one of the best feel-good stories in sports history. The fall and rise of Stephen Donald, national villain No...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 2,055 reads 3 comments

  10. Steven Adams: What Being Drafted Does for New Zealand Basketball

    When Steven Adams' name was read out as the No. 12 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft , there was a lot more done for basketball in New Zealand than simply having a player drafted...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 2,809 reads 11 comments

  11. Rugby: All Blacks Destroy France in Suffocating Performance

    In perhaps their most complete performance since Rugby World Cup 2011, the All Blacks have dispatched France 30-0 to clinch their three-match series a week early...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 633 reads 8 comments

  12. Junior Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Hold off Ireland to Advance to Semifinals

    New Zealand had to withstand a late flurry from a desperate Ireland team to walk away with a 31-26 win and clinch a spot in the semifinals of the Junior Rugby World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 674 reads 7 comments

  13. All Blacks Rugby: Why Ben Smith Should Start at Fullback over Israel Dagg

    It has been perhaps the most debated position of the 2013 All Blacks thus far. Who should start at fullback? The brilliant but hopelessly out-of-form Israel Dagg ? Or the electric ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 799 reads 6 comments

  14. Junior Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Escapes With Close Win Over Australia

    New Zealand have escaped with a 14-10 win against a spirited Australian side in their second pool match of the 2013 IRB Junior World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 849 reads 0 comments

  15. New Zealand Rugby: All Blacks Beat France in Messy Game

    It was messy, it was brutal and at times it was awful. But a win is a win as they say, and that will be what the New Zealand All Blacks take from their 23-13 defeat of France on Saturday to go one up in their three-match series...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 383 reads 8 comments

  16. All Blacks Rugby: Ranking the Candidates to Replace Richie McCaw

    For the past decade, Richie McCaw has been the kingpin of the All Blacks, the jewel in the crown of the world's best team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 1,753 reads 6 comments

  17. Rugby: Otago Boys High School Too Strong for New South Wales Schools

    Australia may have had the upper hand on New Zealand teams in the Super 15 so far this year, but as far as schoolboy rugby goes, New Zealand still rules the roost...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 343 reads 0 comments

  18. Cricket: New Zealand Thwarted in Third Test Draw by Brave English Effort

    When its not going your way, sometimes it just is not going your way. New Zealand must have had something of that feeling as they came within a whisker of an historic tests series win over England...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 341 reads 13 comments

  19. Super Rugby: Highlanders Call in Old Reinforcements to Cover Injury Crisis

    You could be forgiven for thinking you had gone back in time. That is the feeling many Highlanders fans got when they heard that Neil Brew was the latest player called into the ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 455 reads 0 comments

  20. Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learnt from the New Zealand Conference

    It is still in the early days of the 2013 edition of Super 15, with each team still finding its feet at the start of what will be another long, hard season...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,356 reads 8 comments

  21. Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learned About the Highlanders

    After a great offseason which saw the Highlanders execute several big signings, there were high expectations for the Highlanders in their first game against the Chiefs Friday night...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 861 reads 0 comments

  22. Super 15 Preview: How the New Zealand Teams Will Fare

    It's that time of year again. We have successfully made it through our three months without rugby in the southern hemisphere, and it is time for another exciting season of Super Rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 738 reads 0 comments

  23. Super Rugby: 5 Things We Don't Want to See in 2013

    With the 2013 Super 15 season fast approaching, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited at the prospect of another year of top-class rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 110 reads 9 comments

  24. All Blacks Rugby: Who Is the Best Option to Replace Cory Jane?

    It's rare that you would look at the All Blacks and say that they are light in wingers. Throughout history, they have produced many of the best flyers the world has seen, with the men donning the No...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,527 reads 9 comments

  25. Rugby 6-Nations: 5 Things We Learnt from Round 1

    There is something changing in Northern Hemisphere rugby. The way the game is being played is changing, the powers of the game may be changing and the quality of the rugby is also changing for the better...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 689 reads 5 comments