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Ardie Savea had a whale of a game against Sam Cane, the incumbent All Blacks No 7, in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final win over the Chiefs in Wellington. From…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

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Thomas Waldrom proves old school still works April saw Thomas Waldrom shortlisted for European Player of Year, proving that setting records in the gym has little impact on setting records…

A record 25 million people watched Japan beat Samoa on television. Photo: Getty Images.

Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa. Having stunned the world…

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…

Honey Badger turns teacher

EVER WONDERED what on earth the Honey Badger, Nick Cummins, is on about?! So have we, but to help us out, Cummins himself has kindly agreed to give us this…