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2015 Rugby World Cup – Most Important Numbers

Posted on 1 Nov, 2015, by in Rugby

The 2015 Rugby Union World Cup is over with New Zealand, the All Blacks, winning the title for a record three time, giving us a chance to glance over some of the numbers that signify this tournament more than anything else. More

Tall Blacks Haka

What’s the Big Deal About the Basketball Haka?

Posted on 3 Sep, 2014, by in NBA, Rugby

By now, those interested in Team USA playing the Basketball World Cup have seen the Haka dance preformed by the New Zealand Tall Blacks, and the hilarious reaction from James Harden, who seems quite shocked. The question is – what’s so shocking about the Haka? More

Oribe Peralta

Miguel Herrera With the Perfect Debut (Mexico vs New Zealand)

Posted on 13 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

After a long and painful qualifying campaign, Mexico are pretty much in the World Cup thanks to a 5-1 win over New Zealand in the first leg of the inter continental playoff, as Miguel Herrera making his debut in the coaching position getting an excellent performance from his locals-only squad, and goals from Paul Aguilar, Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta (twice) and Rafael Marquez. More

Miguel Herrera

World Cup Playoff – Mexico vs New Zealand Predictions

Posted on 13 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

No one would have guessed Mexico were going to need the inter-continental playoff in order to get through to the 2014 World Cup, with a tough New Zealand side in the way, but so many things went wrong during this qualifying campaign it’s a miracle they’ve made it this far. More

Conrad Smith

2013 Rugby Championship – New Zealand vs Australia Predictions

Posted on 23 Aug, 2013, by in Rugby

The All Blacks needed one half of tuning up before running all over the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship opener last week, and there doesn’t seem to be anything that point to a different outcome as New Zealand and Australia meet for a second time, Wellington being the venue this time around. More

Wallabies vs All Blacks 2013

2013 Rugby Championship – Australia vs New Zealand Predictions

Posted on 16 Aug, 2013, by in Rugby

In the 2013 edition of the Rugby Championship (formerly known as the Tri-Nations) and the Bledisoe Cup, the Wallabies once again enter as huge underdogs regardless of the venue, with the All Blacks favorites to win the tournament and the head-to-head challenge they’ve been dominating for so long. More

Australia beat Lions

Squads for the 2013 Rugby Championship

Posted on 14 Aug, 2013, by in Rugby

For the second straight year, the Rugby Championship kicks off in the four-team format, as Argentina continue to look for their first win in the competition, while South Africa and Australia are hoping that something can be done against the uber-dominating All Blacks, sweeping their way towards the title last year.
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Real Haka

New Zealand Kids Performing the Cutest Haka Ever

Posted on 27 Jun, 2013, by in Rugby

Rugby, specifically Rugby Union is a religion in New Zealand, so it’s no surprise seeing kids who can barely walk or speak imitating the Haka performed by the All-Blacks prior to their test matches. More

Tahiti Before Confederatinos Cup

Worst Teams in Confederations Cup History

Posted on 17 Jun, 2013, by in Featured

Tahiti, with only one professional player in their squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup, are most likely to become the fourth nation in tournament history to finish the group stage with 0 points, following New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. More

Second Half Pressure Too Much for Pumas (All Blacks vs Argentina)

Posted on 8 Sep, 2012, by in Rugby

In the first half the stormy weather and a surprisingly tenacious and efficient Argentina took the All Blacks by surprise. In the second half the storm settled, and so did the New Zealand players, looking much more accurate and confident on offense, with Cory Jane and Julian Savea making it a third consecutive win in the Rugby Championship, 21-5. More