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What concerns me most about Ian Foster

The run-up to the World Cup semi-final in 2019 had many a New Zealand rugby union supporter experiencing increasing nervousness as the coaching panel were displaying an unshakeable belief that no matter how slow ruck ball became, and no matter how much time defences had to reset their full defensive lines on the back of […]

Isn’t that really really low for a Lions year
No crowds, SA didn’t really get to cash in like they should

NZR boss gives update on Super Rugby Pacific as COVID threatens schedule

Thanks mate, enjoy the break
Feet up until preseason now Chook, cricket and tennis time for a couple of months

Why Michael Hooper should have been World Rugby's player of the year

Points well made Nick, Hooper had a stellar year.
Dupont was an unbackable favorite as soon as the final list was announced, lots of support a hangover from last season too I suspect.

Compliments of the season
Thanks for your years work.
Have a good one

Why Michael Hooper should have been World Rugby's player of the year

Francisco
This is meant to be a positive comment , esp when outside of your home language and in written form.
When I lived in Germany my staff told me I spoke German like Prince Charles speaks English , the message to me was simplify as much as possible – it really helped .

I enjoy your stuff

How Argentina can learn from South Africa

How does rugby deal with situations where ball runners stoop low into contact and lead with their head?

And this is the crux Geoff
Heard Shawn Edwards, French Defensive coach speak on this over the weekend.
His point, in the situation above, don’t tell me what the target area for the tackles isnt.
Tell me what it is!!
He awaits a response from World Rugby.

Why World Rugby’s Brain Health Initiative is making my head hurt

I wasnt sure if the first one was on purpose or whether he just didn’t make a decision, but he did run with the theme which I liked

Coach's Corner: How European-based players impacted the Wallabies

Backyard only for me mate, Central Otago
But your have prompted me to do a supply check !
Lots of good light reds off the West coast of the americas

Coach's Corner: How European-based players impacted the Wallabies

Dupont looks for that overcommit near the ruck to run lots more than Smith, one of his big plus’s when it works, but 3 times he got caught at the base last week, 1 of which led straight to the Reiko try.
More refs calling that ball at the back as out will be a good step forward for the game – the 5 sec rule looked to have been dispensed with before Saturday

Coach's Corner: How European-based players impacted the Wallabies

Preferred Pinot’s Nick?

Coach's Corner: How European-based players impacted the Wallabies

Yep
Clarke Dermody at the Highlanders is a great scrum coach
Otago scrum has been a weapon this season
He’s had a good year, not top drawer yet, but certainly getting there

'I'm sure there'll be controversy': Kefu reveals Israel Folau's Test plans after World Rugby rule change

Ken,
I have run businesses through Mad Cow in England, Bird Flu in Asia and now Covid in Aus.
The only thing I have learned for sure is that there are no ‘experts’ when we get something new break out.

NZ border call sparks concerns over Super Rugby, NBL, A-League seasons

Jermaine Ainsley – central otago boy
3 wallaby caps under Chieka
Tighthead prop in a rich vein of form for Otago this year
A big season for the Highlanders next year will make a potential AB call up interesting
Ireland/SA/Scotland RWC cup group just got really interesting, Piatau, Malakai Fekitoa, Folau, George Moala, Vaea Fifita will be back for Tonga, not a game to rest your first team any more

'I'm sure there'll be controversy': Kefu reveals Israel Folau's Test plans after World Rugby rule change

Brilliant outcome

Australia gets 'preferred candidate' status to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

We are yet to replace reads tackle numbers – he was exceptional

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

See mea culpa above

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

I was in the pub in Omarama not that long ago
Havent seen that many long necks in one place in ages, wonderful stuff

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Your last sentence is on the money for me.

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Do have access, thanks

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

I think we have our new bench hooker no matter who starts – he’s has been great.
I remember that Hart side losing 5 in a row and looking similarly clueless

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Thanks Nick –
Mainstream media – lots to answer for, I have always believed in sport and business they have a role to both educate and analyse, now it’s primarily just entertain, and no one ever challenges what goes out.
NZs main rugby program just rolled out the same nonsense talking about the attack, Biltong let us know, I don’t rush to watch that nonsense every week

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Wilson normally pretty good
That’s where it stops sadly

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Mainstream tv Biltong
But that focus on the backs and attacking – major major part of the problem

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

Interesting thought
How close to the club game are each of the the national coaches I wonder

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

I always thought Cruden was our best post Carter 10 against an aggressive D. It takes courage to hold the ball that split second and allow the outside defenders to drift past.
He had that in his skill set.

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

I miss the terraces at the Brook
But wasn’t at that game

Dispelling the myth that the All Blacks struggle against the rush defence

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