New Zealand rugby should be charged with cruelty

Diabolical doesn’t even beginThe Aussie franchises have been shocking in 2017. Consequently, the Kiwi sides have treated them like Namibians at a World Cup.  1 A year and counting…On Friday evening in Sydney, just over a year ago, the Tahs thumped the Chiefs 45-25. That was the last victory for an Australian team that season. […]

Super Rugby Team Preview – The Stormers

What happened to the Stormers? Three years ago the Stormers had their worst season ever finishing in 11th place. They finished third on the log the following year with a young team that dominated the scrums via Frans Malberbe, Vincent Koch, Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni and Bongi Mbonambi. Last year they again finished third on […]

Brumbies Player Profile – Ben Alexander

About Ben At 120kg Ben Alexander is the fourth biggest prop named Ben after Ben Franks (121kg), Ben Afeaki  (137kg) & the obese Ben Tameifuna (155kg).  Alexander has been fiercely loyal to the Brumbies and will overtake George Smith (142 caps) as the most capped player if he plays eleven games in 2017. At the beginning of 2017 […]

Proteas Faf du Plessis Reporter Controversy

Proteas Security Officer in line for Bok Contract

Springbok rugby Coach Alister Coetzee has invited Protea’s Bouncer Faizel Aslam to join the Boks at a special training session this week. Aslam will be swapping his Ipad for shinpads after handing off hefty Channel 9 News reporter Mitch Kelly. The incident was caught on video by Youtuber JessiLuvsTheBiebs57 and went viral. Backline coach Zwandile […]

Cheers guys

… into the sunset they go Dan & Shaun are sadly leaving us this season. We will miss Shaun’s writing that was error-strewn from being compiled in a single cell on a spreadsheet so his boss thought he was hard at work. He was. We shall miss Daniel’s fiery ginger ways, he had the insolence of […]

Fantasy Dream Team & Tips

  This is a very late edition of the Dream Team just in time for bed or late night team changes. If you, like myself, didn’t have Charlie Ngatai in your team over the weekend you probably took a step backwards. Four tries for the Chiefs centre saw him rack up 58 points to claim […]

Crusaders on the March

Last season the Crusaders failed to make the Super Rugby playoffs. The last time this happened was in 2001 when the Canterbury side finished 10th. They came back to win the following season and dominate for seven years making six of the next seven Super Rugby finals. Other teams take note. The Crusaders sit fifth on […]

UDT Dream Team Round 3 #SuperRugby

  We’ll get to the Fantasy Dream Team but first a word or two about the Sharks-Stormers game. It’s been Liverpool times for Sharks supporters in recent memory so I should harp on about the rare moment of success. The only person happier than Sharks fans over the weekend was the manager who captained Penalty Try. And what a penalty […]

Dream Team Round 1 #UDT

The beast that is Super Rugby now has an unprecedented 18 teams. The logistics are global, the television rights are astronomical but the biggest rivalries are still provincial. There have been some complaints that the tournament is watered down. But is the rugby really poorer or are we just obsessed with name brands? The play over the […]