1. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 3 years ago 574 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 3 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  4. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 3 years ago 1,064 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 3 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 3 years ago 346 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 3 years ago 77 reads 4 comments

  9. 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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  10. 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 3 years ago 1,075 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 3 years ago 309 reads 4 comments

  12. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 3 years ago 41 reads 3 comments

  14. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 3 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 over 3 years ago 259 reads 0 comments

  18. Super Rugby: Are the Blues Contenders or Pretenders?

    The days of the Blues being the most feared team in Super Rugby seem a long time ago now. It's now been eight years since the franchise last won the competition, with a dominant season that saw them lose just one game...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 180 reads 1 comments

  19. Rugby: The Next Richie McCaw Is Called Matt Todd

    New Zealand rugby has a long history of producing great openside flankers. In almost every era an All Black side has boasted an all time great No. 7, one of the factors contributing to their dominance of the game over the past century...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 459 reads 3 comments

  20. Rugby: Does Tana Umaga Still Have What It Takes To Be An All Black?

    It's now been six years since Tana Umaga pulled off the All Black jersey for the last time after captaining New Zealand to a famous Grand Slam win...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 99 reads 12 comments

  21. Super Rugby: Crusaders Favourites but Competition Still Wide Open Four Rounds in

    The Crusaders put on a clinic on Friday night against a Brumbies side who never looked the goods. After showing signs of potential during their first two games, they were finally ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 173 reads 1 comments

  22. Super Rugby: Stormers Snap Highlanders Win Streak in Gutsy Performance

    The Stormers have ended the Highlanders' 2011 unbeaten run with a 18-6 win in their fourth round encounter at Newlands...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  23. Super Rugby: Who Are the Real Contenders After 3 Rounds?

    All unbeaten and holding the top three positions on the ladder, the Highlanders, Sharks and Stormers are the front-runners three weeks into the 2011 Super Rugby competition...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 183 reads 2 comments

  24. Tony Brown: Highlanders Recall Old Hero

    The Highlanders have recalled the services of Tony Brown for the next few weeks of the Super Rugby competition...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  25. Rugby: Confidence High as Highlanders Beat Chiefs to Remain Unbeaten

    The Highlanders came back from 13-6 down to win 23-13 against the Chiefs last night in Dunedin. It was a gutsy performance that saw the southern men take their second win in two weeks, ensuring their unbeaten status in 2011 Super Rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 3 years ago 94 reads 0 comments