Posts Tagged "Super 14 rugby"

What is the fascination in Australian rugby where the scrumhalf’s default play near his own 22 is the aimless box kick down the blind side to an uncontested catcher? I honestly don’t get this.

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It’s taken fourteen weeks, and with plenty of uncertainty and debate about the make-up along the way, but the last ever Super 14 Finals series is finally here. And it’s fitting, too, that after one of the best seasons in memory, in which some cracking rugby has been played by most teams, that it took […]

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Charismatic St George-Illawarra NRL winger Wendell Sailor believes his transformation from a player vilified for a drug related suspension to one nominated for a community award is an example to younger players who make mistakes.

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With the double signings of both Berrick Barnes and Drew Mitchell by the Waratahs, it has become obvious that the Australian Super 14 hopes will be a two horse race in 2010.

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The NPC is a nursery for All Black teams, which is why the All Blacks have such a good track record. Obvious? Yes it is.

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Piri Weepu scored 15 points as a stand-in flyhalf as the Wellington Hurricanes beat the Canterbury Crusaders 30-24 in their Super 14 rugby clash on Friday night.

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Southern Hemisphere rugby commentary has failed to recognise the quality of Super 14 rugby, and in particular, the form displayed so far in the 2009 season.

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Former NRL player Mark McLinden will make his Super 14 rugby starting debut as the Queensland Reds look to play smarter against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday (AEDT).

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As the Canterbury Crusaders approach a new era without former coach Robbie Deans, teams in the Super 14 will be fancying their chances of ending the Super Rugby domination cast by them since the tournament’s inception in 1996.

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I couldn’t help but notice how small the crowd appeared at the Force game on Friday night. Around 19,000, which is about half of what was achieved three years ago.

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