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McCaw’s Pack Simply Too Good (All Blacks vs Wallabies)

Posted on 16 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Cory Jane ruled the air, the forward pack won every scrum, Ma’a Nonu scored the only try early on and the All Blacks beat the Wallabies 20-6 in the second semi final, setting up a New Zealand – France Rugby Union World Cup Final. More

Perfect Kicking and Grabage Time Tries (All Blacks vs Argentina)

Posted on 9 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

The All Blacks had a rough first half in their quarter final against Argentina, but Piri Weepu’s perfect kicking (7 for 7 penalty kicks) and later on Kieran Read and Brad Thorn’s tries gave New Zealand a 33-10 win in the quarter final, setting up a match vs Australia in the Semis. More

A Sort of Revenge (All Blacks vs France)

Posted on 24 Sep, 2011, by in Rugby

Israel Dagg scored two tries for the All Blacks as they comfortably beat their big Group A rivals, France, 37-17 at Eden Park, with a brilliant first half (especially Dan Carter and Ma’a Nonu) allowing some relaxation time in the next 40 minutes as the French fought for some respect. More

The Crushing We’ve Been Waiting For (All Blacks vs Japan)

Posted on 16 Sep, 2011, by in Rugby

This is what All Blacks have been waiting for – a good hard thumping of small (Rugby) nation. Japan haven’t won a World Cup match since 1991 and were out of this game three minutes in, after Conrad Smith opened the scoring. It ended with a 83-7 win, with Richard Kahui and Sonny Bill Williams, to the pleasure of the ladies, both scoring two tries. More

A Less Than Brilliant Opening (All Blacks vs Tonga)

Posted on 9 Sep, 2011, by in Rugby

A 41-10 win with the bonus point already earned in the first half, with both Israel Dagg and Richard Kahui scoring two tries in the first half is certainly a good way to open the Rugby World Cup, but failing to get too much going in the second half as Tonga finally found a way to waste some time with the ball and even score will probably get some worried minds in the New Zealand camp. More

How to Perform the Haka

Posted on 31 Jul, 2011, by in Rugby

The Haka is the most awesome thing about Rugby to many people. Here’s a funny way of teaching you how to perform the dance. More

What Jonah Lomu Has to Say on England’s All-Black Strip

Posted on 28 Jul, 2011, by in Rugby

All-Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has his say on England’s plan to wear an All-Black jersey in their opening match against Argentina in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, in New Zealand. More

England Becoming All-Blacks, Carlos Tevez Decision and the Importance of Juventus

Posted on 15 Jul, 2011, by in Miscellaneous

What’s bothering me before this weekend begins – England deciding to become the Northern Hemisphere All-Blacks, deciding to wear a black kit in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Carlos Tevez restlessness in Europe and waiting for Juventus to rise again. More

2011 Tri-Nations Squads

Posted on 11 Jul, 2011, by in Rugby

Less than two weeks before the 2011 Tri-Nations Series, probably the last one before turning into a four team tournament next year (Argentina joining), Robbie Deans (Australia), Peter de Villiers (South Africa) and Graham Henry (New Zealand) have named their squads for the Tri-Nations. More

When the Haka is Challenged

Posted on 2 May, 2011, by in Featured

Famous incidents of the Haka Dance, preformed by New Zealand’s Rugby Union National Team, the All Blacks, was disturbed or challenged. More