Vaea Fifita Incredible Hurdle Over Piers Francis

During a game between Counties Manukau vs. Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup 2016, Vaea Fifita finds a new way to beat a defender. We have seen this before in American Football, but less frequently in Rugby Union. Check out the tackle hurdle in the video lin below: [adsenseyu2] [adsenseyu2] Does this being into question potential dangerous play for …

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Warren Gatland – Lions Head Coach for 2017

And there we have it… Warren Gatland is officially Head Coach for the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. The ex Waikato player and already two time Lions Coach (2009 Asst Coach) comes into his third Lions cycle with high hopes of turning over his native New Zealanders. He has been widely reported as the highest paid Lions coach of …

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Week 1 Aviva Premiership: Forward Passes, Rib Ticklers and Hookers

Week 1 has passed us by like a flash and every game (apart from Saracens v Worcester ) was a close encounter. There is lots to talk about including multiple forward passes which can be seen in the Quins highlights and Tommy Taylor getting his ribs re-arranged, however we have just picked out a couple points that we want your opinion …

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GITEAU IN THE GREEN AND GOLD

Hailing from St Edmund’s College, Canberra, and son to a rugby league great, Matt Giteau grew up in an environment that would foster a long and glittering sporting career, albeit in rival code rugby union. Although not over yet, the 33-year-old utility back looks to have played his last international test after a devastating ankle syndesmosis injury in Australia’s 42-8 Bledisloe …

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Matt Giteau – A Tribute to a Legend

After breaking his ankle during the Bledisloe Cup this may signal the end for Giteau’s international career.   We have put together a tribute to a true hero of the game.  We sincerely hope this isn’t the end and there is more of the below to come from this inspirational player. [adsenseyu2] [adsenseyu2] Feel Free to Share

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A Groundsman’s Tale…Episode 2: Weed Killing made simple

A Groundsman’s Tale. Episode 2: Weed Killing made simple. The Junior development programme also extends to the ground staff. Our latest recruit (a mere 62 year old recently retired gent), joined us this year. Like in all working establishments he had to begin at the bottom of the ladder. Our office junior or bin man as we like to call …

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Listening devices and Cold War Spy Thrillers

The recent bugging scandal of the All Blacks in Sydney this week has thrown the integrity of the Game into the foreground with the NSW police investigating the discovery of a sophisticated listening device in the team hotel meeting room where much of the All Blacks game plans had been discussed prior to the Bledisloe Cup. We will go out …

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