Posts Tagged "John Kirwan"
Blues coach John Kirwan says the Reds’ versatility of game plan is why he rates them the best team in Super Rugby.
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Blues coach Sir John Kirwan is expecting a wrestling match up front as they take on the under-fire Waratahs in their Super Rugby clash.
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After the third round of Super Rugby, the team that had most out-performed expectations was the Blues.
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Who would have predicted at the start of the season that heading into round three of Super Rugby, the Blues would be two from two, have two four-try bonus points to go with that and sit joint top of the New Zealand conference?
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Blues Super Rugby coach John Kirwan admits he unsuccessfully pursued high-profile Australian code-hopper Israel Folau.
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There is no room for veteran flanker Daniel Braid in a raw-looking Blues Super Rugby squad for 2013 unveiled by coach John Kirwan.
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Former All Blacks winger Sir John Kirwan says he’s “a proud Blues man” and is looking forward to turning around the Super Rugby franchise’s fortunes after signing a two-year contract as head coach on Tuesday.
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Former All Black John Kirwan will coach the Auckland Blues for the next two seasons after the Super Rugby franchise responded to a horrific performance in 2012 by sacking incumbent boss Pat Lam.
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New Zealand great John Kirwan is happy to step into the void created by Martin Johnson’s resignation as England coach – even if it means operating within the existing Rugby Football Union (RFU) set-up.
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Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones said Wednesday he has the “passion” to improve Japanese rugby if he is appointed to replace All Blacks legend John Kirwan as the country’s coach.
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Japan coach John Kirwan’s future was hanging in the balance on Wednesday as officials said they were mulling whether to ditch him after their winless Rugby World Cup campaign.
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Japan coach John Kirwan admitted on Tuesday he could quit the team after seeing their bid for a first Rugby World Cup win in 20 years fall agonisingly short in a 23-23 draw with Canada.
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All Black legend John Kirwan says he wants a competition established involving top club and regional teams from East Asia, New Zealand and Australia ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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There has been a lot of discussion surrounding greatest teams recently and NZ Rugby World magazine took on the challenge of publishing New Zealand’s 50 greatest All Blacks in their latest edition.
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Japan coach John Kirwan says the Land of the Rising Sun has nothing to gain from being part of Super rugby’s expansion plans.
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“He is the Maradonna, the Pele of international rugby, all rolled into one. You cannot put a value on his importance to our game. He is a breath of fresh air and I think perhaps the greatest player of all time.”
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The NZ Rugby Almanack recently selected its best All Blacks 22 and best Opposition 22 from the period 1984-2008.
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In 1823 William Webb Ellis disregarded the rules of football (at the time not separated into codes) and picked up the ball, thus giving birth to the origins of Rugby Union.
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Japan beat the United States Eagles 29-19 at Nagoya’s Mizuho Stadium on Sunday, a tremendous result for coach John Kirwan. Dealt an injury ravaged squad (seventeen, to be exact), Kirwan fielded a side containing four new caps, a new captain, and three uncapped players on the bench.
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Following on from the top ten lists of the greatest Wallabies and All Blacks, I have decided to pick a Wallaby XV to play against their All Blacks counterparts in a one-off Bledisloe Cup game.
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