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Nicholas Bishop

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The horse that bolted: How Australian rugby fluffed ‘project players’

The horse that bolted: How Australian rugby fluffed 'project players'

4 days ago

How does a rugby nation sustain the depth and quality of its professional playing population, and create a healthy, winning culture within the game?

One short step to power: Samu Kerevi at the centre of attention

One short step to power: Samu Kerevi at the centre of attention

17 May 2017

There are several positions on the rugby pitch where Australian starting players would struggle to make the squads at New Zealand Super Rugby franchises.

Why the Waratahs are sinking to the bottom of a very deep blue sea

Why the Waratahs are sinking to the bottom of a very deep blue sea

10 May 2017

The Duke of Wellington famously remarked of the massed charge of Napoleon’s elite ‘Old Guard’ in the twilight of the Battle of Waterloo that, “They came on in the same old way, and we sent them back in the same old way.”

Wallaby pointers from the ‘Origin’ destruction derby

Wallaby pointers from the ‘Origin’ destruction derby

3 May 2017

When the Reds’ players ran on to the field at Suncorp Stadium to play the Waratahs on Saturday evening, I saw their maroon shirts and an association arose immediately: State of Origin.

Do the Lions know how to beat a New Zealand rugby team?

Do the Lions know how to beat a New Zealand rugby team?

26 Apr 2017

It doesn’t happen very often in the modern professional era. The New Zealand All Blacks have only lost one match (against Ireland in Chicago) in fourteen since the 2015 World Cup.

Michael Cheika’s selection conundrum at halfback

Michael Cheika's selection conundrum at halfback

19 Apr 2017

Suddenly, the summer is nearly here (at least in the UK). The Six Nations has breezed by, the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand is due in two days, and there are only another six full rounds of Super Rugby before the international break.