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The Wrap: Vince Aso takes the art of finishing to a new level

The Wrap: Vince Aso takes the art of finishing to a new level

26 Mar 2018

In this age of buzzwords and mangled language it has become trendy to describe bench players as ‘finishers’ – players whose responsibility it is to enter a game in the second half and lift momentum, and carry their team to victory.

The Wrap: Waratahs flick the confidence switch as Australian conference heats up

The Wrap: Waratahs flick the confidence switch as Australian conference heats up

19 Mar 2018

Confidence is a wonderful thing.

The Wrap: What a crazy, beautiful rugby weekend

The Wrap: What a crazy, beautiful rugby weekend

12 Mar 2018

This was the type of weekend where the subject and title of this article changed several times, such was the array of extraordinary matches, upset results and noteworthy performances.

The Wrap: The unloved Super Rugby coaches strike back

The Wrap: The unloved Super Rugby coaches strike back

5 Mar 2018

Rugby watching was made more difficult this weekend due to the 100th anniversary celebrations of one of the world’s venerable, hallowed institutions of learning, Taumarunui High School.

The Wrap: Irrepressible Scots cap off weekend rugby feast

The Wrap: Irrepressible Scots cap off weekend rugby feast

26 Feb 2018

Observe any table of diners and you will identify a variety of eating strategies, everything from the indiscriminate hoovering of everything on the plate to selective avoidance of anything deemed to be too high in calories.

The Wrap: Will reversion to 15 teams be enough to revive Super Rugby?

The Wrap: Will reversion to 15 teams be enough to revive Super Rugby?

19 Feb 2018

2017 was a year that, for rugby fans in the southern hemisphere, made Queen Elizabeth’s 1992 ‘Annus Horribilis’ or Barnaby Joyce’s last few months seem like a walk in the park.