1. Super Rugby: Chiefs, Sharks Win Thrilling Semfinals to Advance to Final

    We are down to just two. The Chiefs and the Sharks will contest the 2012 Super 15 final in Hamilton next weekend after two tightly contested semifinals...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 421 reads 1 comments

  2. Super Rugby: Semifinals Weekend Preview

    Just four teams, three games and two weeks remain in the 2012 Super 15 season. That's right, it's semifinals time, and while it's been a great season to date, all that has happened ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 707 reads 2 comments

  3. Super Rugby: Crusaders, Sharks Through to Semifinals After Impressive Wins

    The Crusaders and Sharks have both won their first-round Super Rugby playoff matches, which ensure they will progress to next week's semifinals...

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  4. 2012 All-Super Rugby First Team

    The 2012 Super Rugby regular season has come to a conclusion, and now only six teams remain. It has been a close competition this year, with nine teams proving legitimate title contenders and eight still in the running come the final week...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 2,290 reads 16 comments

  5. Tai Webster: New Zealander Basketball's Next Top International Prospect

    You may not have heard of him just yet. He remains one of the most under-hyped prospects in basketball. But Tai Webster certainly knows how to play and if what he has shown thus far ...

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  6. Basketball: Top Under-19 New Zealand College Prospects

    New Zealand hasn’t traditionally been thought of as a basketball powerhouse on the world stage. But the sport is growing, and many kids who in years past would have taken to ...

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  7. Ireland vs. All Blacks: New Zealand Dominate in Annihilating Rugby Perfomance

    The All Blacks have shown what a difference a week can make, putting on a clinic to annihilate Ireland 60-0 in the third and final test of their New Zealand tour...

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  8. Rugby: Top 10 Locks in Super Rugby History

    Our series of the greatest players in Super Rugby history is back, with this edition looking at the top ten locks in the competition's history. Lock might not be the most glamorous position on the field...

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  9. All Blacks: Daniel Carter Drop Goal Steals Last-Minute Win over Ireland

    A Daniel Carter drop goal has seen the All Blacks escape with a 22-19 win over Ireland in what turned out to be a nail biter...

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  10. Rugby: Top 5 Blindside Flankers in Super Rugby History

    The tenth edition of the greatest players in Super Rugby history series looks at the sport's top five blindside flankers. Uses for a man in this position can vary largely, based on the team...

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  11. Super Rugby: Top 5 Open-Side Flankers in Super Rugby History

    Super Rugby history has been littered with great open-side flankers. Since the inception of the competition in 1996, every season has seen multiple No. 7s being rated amongst the top players in the competition...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 1,986 reads 2 comments

  12. Rugby: Top 5 No. 8s in Super Rugby History

    This week we begin the eighth countdown in our series of the greatest players in Super Rugby history. With the backs all done, we now shift our attention to those who do the hard work up front in the forwards...

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  13. Rugby: Top 5 Halfbacks in Super Rugby History

    We are now into week seven of our countdown of Super Rugby's greatest players. This week we finish our time with the backs, by looking at the greatest players to wear the No. 9 jersey...

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  14. Top 5 Fly-Halfs in Super Rugby History

    This week we continue our series of the greatest players in Super Rugby history by looking at the best to wear the No. 10 jersey...

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  15. Rugby: Top 5 Inside Centres in Super Rugby History

    The series of Super Rugby’s greatest ever players continues this week by looking at the top five Inside Centers, or Second Five-Eighths in the competitions history...

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  16. Top 5 Outside Centres in Super Rugby History

    Week four of the countdown of Super Rugby's greatest players sees us shift our attention to the No. 13 jersey...

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  17. Rugby: Top 5 Left Wingers in Super Rugby History

    We continue our series of the greatest ever Super Rugby players by looking at the top-five left wingers. The skill set required by these men has developed in the same way as it has done for right wingers over the course of Super Rugby history...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 1,974 reads 4 comments

  18. Rugby: Top 5 Right Wingers in Super Rugby History

    This week we continue our series of the top players in Super Rugby history by looking at the top five right wingers in the competition’s history...

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  19. Rugby: Top 5 Fullbacks in Super Rugby History

    Super Rugby as we know it began in 1996, as 12 franchises across New Zealand, Australia and South Africa did battle to claim bragging rights over both their domestic and international counterparts...

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  20. Rugby: 10 Games Played in Outrageous Conditions

    Rugby is a game played in all conditions—rain, hail or shine, to use the common phrase. Games are rarely delayed due to things such as the weather, while a postponement of a top-level game is almost unheard of...

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  21. Richie McCaw, Graham Henry and All Blacks Honoured at Halberg Awards

    The All Blacks were crowned supreme champions for the first time since 1987 at last night's Halberg Awards, claiming the top award in New Zealand sport after their World Cup-winning efforts in 2011...

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  22. Highlanders Rugby: Long Injury List Problematic with Season Looming

    The Highlanders depth will be tested over the first few weeks of the Super 15, as a long injury list leaves their team depleted of many front-line players...

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  23. Wellington Sevens: New Zealand Rout Fiji in Final to Win Sixth Title

    A strong start saw New Zealand comprehensively beat their arch-rivals Fiji in the final of the Wellington Sevens by 24-7, winning the event for the sixth time...

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  24. Rugby Sevens: 10 Heroes of the Wellington Sevens

    Since its inception in 2000, the Wellington Sevens has become the biggest festival on the New Zealand, and possibly the world, rugby calendar...

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  25. Super Rugby: Improved Depth Will Make Highlanders Contenders in 2012

    Depth is not a word that has been associated with the Highlanders for quite some time. In fact it's been a rather frustrating time for those in the south of New Zealand, who have ...

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