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Even if BB doesn’t do a Nonu (the easy commute between WLG & AKL) he won’t be seen at the Blues, or the Canes for 2 years, most likely!

Four very deserving winners to lift the Super Rugby cup from here

It’s not just you tho, pretty much all the commentators from SA and Oz are around a decade and a bit out of date with names!

How the Crusaders ended Highlander hopes

Nice laugh at the end of the day – Thanks Geoff!

The Wrap: Folau initiative sparks plethora of new ‘Go Fund Me’ pages

It’s “The Crusaders” not “The Canterbury Crusaders” which they haven’t been for years. It’s also not the Auckland Blues or the Wellington Hurricanes, in the same way it is not the Sydney Waratahs or the Canberra Brumbies.

How the Crusaders ended Highlander hopes

I dunno, the 3 wise men like to do crazy things at RWCs. Like not kicking from hand during an entire match in the pools, etc. the RC is nothing this year, obvs they want to win the Bled, but it’s all the RWC.

Slammin' Sam Cane shows just how good the Kiwis' super sevens are

Digger, that might just be something they hold in reserve. Practised in their internal games, rolled out for the knock outs – outside of little minutes here and there

Slammin' Sam Cane shows just how good the Kiwis' super sevens are

A great team, the defeat of the Baby Blacks in the warm up match pointed the way. I hope this is a step towards some positivity in Oz rugby. The amount of articles sayin that Oz needs to go to 3 SR teams is ridiculous. The Blue have been awful for the last 5 years, yet no one is looking at consolidating NZ teams – so why Oz?

Anyway – Go OZZIE!

Junior Wallabies surge into historic World Championship final

Great article Nicholas, thanks

Can rugby return to real rucking?

Yes very interesting, thanks. I remember that article by reason, and it stood out to me, not being a fan of most of his devils advocate click bait style.

Actually a different article, we’re still waiting for inclusivity
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/68475743/null

Can rugby really embrace diversity?

Not allowed to do that either Corinthians 7:9 etc

Israel Folau issued breach notice, has 48 hours to respond

Sadly Fafita liked the post – I hope he gets a ‘re-brief’, along with the other player’s that did.

Tah-Tah, Izzy: Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby confirm they'll sack Folau

https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/04/11/israel-folau-termination-intention-Rugby-Australia

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/04/11/israel-folau-termination-intention-Rugby-Australia

The three reasons RA must come down hard on Folau

No.

But nice to have waiting in the wings for a Beaver like recall!

Is Ma'a Nonu a bolter for an All Black jersey?

I’ll say it here, it seems to be as much that JRU not that keen on the team anyway. Fair enough since it’s mostly mercenaries and not exactly helping the Japanese team much, anyway

Replying to @sumostevenson
JRFU believes University Competition and Top League provide enough depth as plans are made to join Nations Championship via SANZAAR

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

It’s also a lack of support from JRU, everyone blaming SANZAAR, but it is also Japan don’t actually want the team now

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

JRU are happy with their internal league to develop, along with the possibility of the nations league thing

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

What was the style of play of their respective NH teams for Hansen and Henry? I honestly don’t remember, but I’d guess at it being a very NH grind your style. You play to the conditions, and with the cattle you have.

Six talking points from Six Nations Round 5

Yes, sorry, it was more about watching a draw and the blues not playing. An insensitive post which I would delete if I could, but I can’t so I retract and apologise

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 5

So when we the last time no NZ team won in round in super rugby?

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 5

If they go their own way, with CVC for 6N and autumn internationals, then those autumn internationals will be against 6N teams, the reciprocal deal NH v SH is World Rugby’s deal – that will not be available. So there won’t be any internationals then, unless they offer incentives for other teams to play.

World Rugby's Nations League proposal set to be knocked back

There’s another coach with three Grand Slams, albeit not quite the same sort of Grand Slams mentioned in the article!
Nice article. I was utterly perplexed when Robson didn’t start.

Seven talking points from Six Nations Round 4

Certainly was the best performance that I’ve seen him put in

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 4

Playing against Japan and the US means the Wallabies might win some games? Good plan.
I kid, I kid.
I agree that everyone, not just Oz, is struggling with SR – travel, money, lack of interest. Things are bound to be shaken up next broadcasting rights. But I can’t see Ozzie leaving, and I don;t think there really is money in Japan or USA for rugby yet. Remember Japans big money rugby clubs only have big money because companies have to spend a minimum amount on ‘charity’ type stuff, and local sports clubs count, I think

Why Australia should ditch Super Rugby and embrace Japan and the USA

That’s epic level trolling by Growden, he loves his unsubstantiated stories.

UPDATE: Rugby Australia deny match-fixing probe, Michael Hooper "shocked" by claims