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A Tale Of Two Nations - A Kiwi’s View of US Rugby

By Kyle Willoughby

I was recently asked an interesting question, that I myself have posed to many players within the rugby fraternity: ‘what is is about USA Rugby that attracts me?’ It’s certainly an intriguing question, especially as, being a New Zealander living in New Zealand, I’m spoiled for choice when it comes to the great game. 1,399 more words

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Long has been the Winter of our Discontent – Once Were Warriors – Part 4

NRL clubs who have never won a premiership

This is part 4 of a 4 part series breaking down the four clubs which have never won a National Rugby League premiership in descending order of futility. 3,498 more words


Charles’ feel-good season ends in ruin

One injured Wallabies rake has been replaced with another as the Wallabies struggle to cope with their growing hooker crisis.

Australian coach Ewen McKenzie will be forced to select between his fourth-string and sixth-string hookers to start against South Africa next week after losing Nathan Charles for the season. 325 more words


Neck injury forcing Australian rugby player Pat McCabe to retire...or not?

According to an initial report, the neck injury sustained on Saturday by Australian rugby player Pat McCabe on Saturday is forcing him to retire.

McCabe, most often a centre but playing wing this past weekend for the Wallabies against the All Blacks, has fractured his next twice before; this is suspected to be another fracture. 224 more words


Dave Gallaher: First All Black Captain and Hero of WW1

Rugby legend Dave Gallaher was once portrayed as the most famous man in the British Empire as a result of the 1905 “Originals” tour. He was responsible for captaining the very first All Blacks team, and was recognized as one of the deepest thinkers in the game. 1,121 more words

Sporting Stories

Rugby Might be The Best Sport

Things are settling at work now, and the days fly by. Another thing which made the week seem short was a dinner at an Indian restaurant on Wednesday. 772 more words

More records tumble for McCaw

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds plenty of records, notably the most capped New Zealand Test player and the most experienced international forward ever to play the game, has taken a couple more. 145 more words