1. Beers, Music and Rugby Sevens: Has the Wellington Party Gone Too Far?

    A festival of rugby or a drunken party of madness? Every year thousands upon thousands of New Zealanders flock to the nation's capital to get their annual dosage of the abbreviated form of their national game...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 853 reads 0 comments

  2. Cricket: Otago Volts Beat Wellington Firebirds to Win HRV Cup

    It wasn't pretty, nor was it always effective, but the Otago Volts have done enough to get home against the Wellington Firebirds in the HRV Cup Final, claiming the title of New Zealand's best Twenty20 team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  3. Rugby: 25 Greatest International Tries of All Time

    What makes a great try? An individual effort? Great team work? A match winner in the last minute? The answer is all of them can lead to great tries...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 5,391 reads 2 comments

  4. Rugby: 13 Great Players to Wear No. 13 to Welcome 2013

    A new year is upon us. A year that is undoubtedly set to bring plenty of moments to add to the collective memory that forms that thing that we cherish so dearly: sports history. And not just sports history, but history in general...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 4,622 reads 17 comments

  5. Cricket: Tendulkar, Ponting and the Greatest One-Day International Team

    One-day cricket revolutionised the game. All of a sudden, a game that had been played over multiple days with unlimited overs was compressed to fit within the confines of one day and 60 overs per team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 6,210 reads 110 comments

  6. 5 Things to Work on for World Rugby from 2012

    It seems like we are always changing things in rugby. Every year brings new variations of the way the game is played and run as the search for a perfect outcome continues...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 687 reads 5 comments

  7. The Best of the Best of Rugby in 2012

    A Post-World Cup year is always a time of change in rugby. After the glitz and glamour of its most celebrated tournament, the world becomes grounded as the sport sets off once again on its next four-year cycle...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 2,664 reads 6 comments

  8. Rugby: Daniel Carter, All Blacks, Steve Hansen Winners at 2012 IRB Awards

    It was a good night for New Zealand at the 2012 IRB Awards , claiming all the top awards on the back of a stellar year...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 769 reads 4 comments

  9. Rugby World Cup 2015: Australia, England, Wales Drawn into Pool of Death

    Australia, England and Wales face the toughest road to Rugby World Cup glory in 2015, having been drawn in the pool of death ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 752 reads 4 comments

  10. All Blacks Rugby: 2012 Season Player Ratings

    The All Blacks have been the dominant team of world rugby yet again in 2012. With their season having drawn to a close, it's now time to rate each players performance. Israel Dagg: 7...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 1,417 reads 6 comments

  11. England Destroy New Zealand All Blacks in Huge Rugby Upset

    Upsets don't come much bigger than this one. But three quick tries sealed the deal as England ran away with a historic 38-21 thrashing of the New Zealand All Blacks. The loss was the first for the All Blacks on a European tour since 2002...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 1,778 reads 18 comments

  12. Cricket: New Zealand Shows Potential in Big Win over Sri Lanka

    They have come to be one of the most frustrating teams in the world of sports. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, have stuttered and stumbled through the ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 531 reads 6 comments

  13. Rugby: McCaw, Carter, Michalak, Farrell Short Listed for Player of the Year

    Richie McCaw , Daniel Carter, Frederic Michalak and Owen Farrell have been announced as the four players short-listed for the 2012 IRB Player of the Year Award. The main surprise comes from the inclusion of the young England fly-half Owen Farrell...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 661 reads 12 comments

  14. Rugby: All Blacks Too Good for Woeful Wales

    Pass and catch. The two most basic skills of rugby. Two skills that seemed to elude Wales as they slumped to their sixth loss in a row, succumbing 33-10 to a clinical All Blacks team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 376 reads 4 comments

  15. Rugby: All Blacks Will Be Too Strong on European Tour

    It is once again time for the All Blacks annual dosage of northern exposure. That’s right, the end of year tour is upon us once more and with it comes a month of tests which ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 2 years ago 943 reads 5 comments

  16. New Zealand vs. Australia: All Blacks Held to Draw by Wounded Wallabies

    They are at their most dangerous when they are written off, those Wallabies. And so it proved once again, as a well under-strength Australian outfit was able to hold the All Blacks to an 18all draw, snapping a 16 game winning streak by the men in black...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 2,589 reads 2 comments

  17. Rugby Championship Review: Team Report Cards

    The inaugural Rugby Championship has come to a conclusion with the All Blacks claiming the spoils to cement their place as best team on the planet...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 928 reads 6 comments

  18. Rugby: All Blacks Too Strong for Sprinboks in Game of Two Halves

    A strong second half has seen the All Blacks claim what was in the end a comprehensive 32-16 victory over the Springboks in Soweto. The win ensures that the All Blacks finish the Rugby Championship unbeaten and extend their winning streak to 16 games...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 657 reads 5 comments

  19. Young Rugby Prodigy Jason Emery Signs with Highlanders

    The Highlanders have signed Manawatu centre Jason Emery, one of the best up-and-coming talents in world rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 1,032 reads 2 comments

  20. Rugby Championship: All Blacks Clinch Top Spot with Clinical Win over Argentina

    Too fast, too strong, too clinical and just too good. That sums up the All Blacks' win over a spirited Argentina side, as they bagged seven tries to run in 54-15 winners in La Plata ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 457 reads 1 comments

  21. Rugby Championship: Bryan Habana Stars as Springboks Too Strong for Wallabies

    It was another brutal performance that saw the Springboks salvage some pride and claim a 31-8 win over the Wallabies in Pretoria...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 1,139 reads 2 comments

  22. Rugby News: Richie McCaw Eyes 2015 World Cup, Takes 6-Month Sabbatical

    Arguably the greatest rugby player of the professional era has announced he will take a six-month sabbatical from rugby at the beginning of 2013...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 1,065 reads 10 comments

  23. Rugby Union: All Blacks Lucky Against Awful Springboks

    It was brutal, it was ugly and at times it was downright awful. But somehow the All Blacks have escaped with a 21-11 win over the Springboks in their first test at Forsyth Barr Stadium...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 736 reads 1 comments

  24. All Blacks Claim Messy Win over Argentina

    The All Blacks have beaten Argentina in the first meeting of the two sides in the new Rugby Championship. It was a messy affair as both teams struggled to make play in what were extremely difficult conditions...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 511 reads 4 comments

  25. Rugby: All Blacks Shut out Wallabies to Win Bledisloe Cup

    The All Blacks have won the Bledisloe Cup for the tenth year in a row with a 22-0 shutout of Australia...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 2 years ago 383 reads 8 comments