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. […]

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 […]

Fantasy Rugby Scout Picks #Waratahs

The Tahs have finished first and second in their last two seasons.  The Tahs were always consistently above average but under Cheika’s whip they worked like slaves on the field leading to Fantasy gold. It remains to be seen whether new head coach Daryl Gibson will have the same success. Even if the team doesn’t […]

Fantasy Rugby Scout Picks #Sunwolves

Ladies and gentlemen I introduce you to this year’s wooden-spooners. The Kings will be pleased to welcome the men from Tokyo. Aside from their lack of Super Rugby experience the Sunwolves are going to have to contend with a three match tour of South Africa and then travel back and forth from down under to the […]

Fantasy Rugby Scout Pre-Season Picks #Jaguares

If it looks like a Puma and almost sounds like a Puma we’ll call it a Jaguar. The Jaguares side this weekend includes thirteen pumas internationals (Los Pumas) so what we have here ladies and gentleman, mostly gentleman, is basically just a watered down Argentina. Now that that’s settled let’s had out some more medals. Augustin Creevy – […]

Fantasy Rugby Scout Pre-Season Picks #Highlanders

  Last year was the Hurricanes season. But the final belonged to the Highlanders. The back-lines coming out of Otago are always deadly but they had forwards in 2015 who could hold their own, sort of. Still can’t believe they won. Let’s have a look at the medalists.   Waisake Naholo – Nobody saw him […]

Super Rugby Preview – Hurricanes vs Reds

  Hurricanes vs Reds: Saturday 26th April Having brushed away the Blues, the Hurricanes look to conquer the other side of the colour wheel this Saturday. The Canes have been up and down like John Travolta’s career and will be wanting a good sequel to last week’s blockbuster. In their way, stands the Red brick wall […]

Super Rugby Preview – Sharks vs Highlanders

Sharks vs Highlanders: Saturday 26th April The Sharks welcome the Highlanders to the Shark tank and hope to send them off to Cape Town with nothing more than bad memories and a lame “I love Durban” hat. The locals have yet to witness a loss at Kings Park this season and they won’t be looking […]

Super Rugby Preview – Brumbies vs Chiefs

  Brumbies vs Chiefs: Friday 25th April The Chiefs head over to Australia’s capital city to take on the Brumbies who are known for their wild nature and devil-may-care attitude. Both sides have won the competition twice but it’s the visitors who’ve been the ones getting out the silver-polish every night. The last time they met […]