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MUM’S THE WORD
Michaela Blyde brings us a unique interview, with her mother, Cherry Blyde.
DEALING WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Kieran Read talks from personal experience about dealing with external noise and high expectations.
MORE COMMON SENSE, PLEASE
Tony Johnson states the case for the two Cs – consistency and common sense – when dealing with Angus Ta’avao type incidents.
NPC OVERVIEW: TWO TABLES, ONE PRIZE
Campbell Burnes sets the scene for the new-look NPC, the 47th edition of our prized competition.
WHAT CHANCE DOUBLE GOLD?
Rikki Swannell assesses the chances of both New Zealand’s teams in Birmingham this month after a promising return to action after the long Covid-19 hiatus.
GUTS AND PHYSICALITY
Campbell Burnes charts, with the help of one of the two Black Ferns co-captains, a third straight Rugby World Cup triumph in 2006.
FROM THE BIZARRE TO THE SUBLIME
Campbell Burnes tries to make sense of a topsy-turvy first Super Rugby Pacific competition.
EATING FOR SUCCESS
Katrina Darry is helping fuel the All Blacks, so Liam Napier caught up with the nutritionist to find out how it all works in practice and whether it’s all just smoothies and energy bars
Campbell Burnes likes what he’s seeing and hearing from the Blues captain as we near the climax to this extraordinary campaign.
TREADING THE FINE LINE
Liam Napier looks at the vexed issue of balancing player safety against common sense when ruling on contact to the head and why this is frustrating fans.
OFF TO A FLYING START
Peter White meets the All Blacks Sevens’ exciting new winger Caleb Tangitau.
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Campbell Burnes highlights a milestone for one of Auckland’s great rugby schools.
READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH
Campbell Burnes spoke to All Blacks and Chiefs tighthead lock Brodie Retallick, who was due back on the park this month after an untimely broken thumb, steeling himself for the last (probably) 18 months of his long and stellar career.
ADAPTING AND ADJUSTING
Kieran Read is big on the need to be flexible when planning in both rugby and business, because things can, and will, go wrong.
IN THE GENES
Peter White meets one of the rising Black Ferns Sevens stars ahead of a bumper 2022 season.
THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE
The demanding halfback role is now a job-sharing position, certainly at Super Rugby and, as we discover, the Highlanders have a clear succession plan in place.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Rugby News tries to get to the essence of why this French team under Fabien Galthie, has become so good and is firming as early favourite for the 2023 Rugby World Cup on its home soil.
HOT TO TROT
We yarn with Will Jordan, one of the form outside backs of the first month of Super Rugby Pacific, about rugga and what he does to relax.
Campbell Burnes chews the fat with Deon Muir, a fine No 8 from the first 13 years of the pro era.
CRANKING IT UP A LEVEL
Loose forward Luke Jacobson is determined to guide the Chiefs all the way to the title, writes Peter White.
PLAYING FOR THEIR PEOPLE
Campbell Burnes previews Moana Pasifika’s first season as the long-held dream morphs into reality.
CHANGE OF PACE
New Rugby News columnist Kieran Read writes about some of the mental challenges that come with hanging up the boots after a long professional career.
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
Campbell Burnes sets the scene for the All Blacks No 12 auditions, which will take place from February to June.
Campbell Burnes finds a two-time Rugby World Cup winner following her passion of working with at-risk youth, and not yet hanging up the boots for good.
Campbell Burnes hears from the former All Blacks No 10 on his new gigs and some old-school thinking.
THE WIDENING GAP
Campbell Burnes analyses the Black Ferns’ northern tour, and concludes that a huge amount of work lies ahead for them to fire when it counts next October and November.
LITTLE LEEWAY LEFT
Liam Napier attempts to evaluate an All Blacks season that morphed from very good for the first 12 Tests to alarmingly bad at the climax.
PLAYING FOR YOUR MATES
Steve Hale discovers what has changed for the better with Thames Valley’s Swamp Foxes (pages 74-76).
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