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Something of a schoolboy star, Etene Nanai-Seturo has gradually developed into a very good professional and brings lightning feet and finishing power to the Chiefs, writes Campbell Burnes.
Twelve months on from the devastation wrought by Cyclone Gabrielle, Aiden McLaughlin checks in with rugby clubs and unions from Napier to Ruatoria to see how they have bounced back and what they did to keep the doors open.
Campbell Burnes attempts to unravel the issue of abuse of match officials, how bad it is in New Zealand, and what support systems are in place for those affected.

Past Articles

The thinking, if not the name, behind the All Blacks XV, was sound, writes Tony Johnson, though not the selection.
All All Blacks roads lead to Twickenham on November 19, so Campbell Burnes sets the scene for this heavyweight international fixture.
Campbell Burnes chews the fat with a key figure for Hawke’s Bay who has again delivered strong NPC form.
Kieran Read enjoyed touring with the All Blacks to the Northern Hemisphere, and here he explains why.
Adam Julian finds out what makes the Black Ferns’ best lock tick ahead of a home Rugby World Cup.
Liam Napier sits down with the All Blacks No 11 who has rediscovered his love of the game and regained his starting berth on the left wing.
Campbell Burnes has a little help as he revisits the great days of the small but determined Thames Valley union, which last month toasted its centenary.
Campbell Burnes mostly likes what he is seeing from the Black Ferns, but they are far from perfect as the Rugby World Cup looms.
Phil Gifford bids farewell from New Zealand rugby, for now, to a man who carved an unlikely career as an All Black, and a well-liked and highly regarded one at that.
Liam Napier, with the help of “eternal optimist” Jeremy Paul, tries to see a way for the Wallabies to regain the Bledisloe for the first time in nearly two decades; if they can pull it off, the Rugby Championship race will be wide open.
Michaela Blyde brings us a unique interview, with her mother, Cherry Blyde.
Kieran Read talks from personal experience about dealing with external noise and high expectations.
Tony Johnson states the case for the two Cs – consistency and common sense – when dealing with Angus Ta’avao type incidents.
Campbell Burnes sets the scene for the new-look NPC, the 47th edition of our prized competition.
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.
Campbell Burnes charts, with the help of one of the two Black Ferns co-captains, a third straight Rugby World Cup triumph in 2006.
Campbell Burnes tries to make sense of a topsy-turvy first Super Rugby Pacific competition.
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 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.
Campbell Burnes highlights a milestone for one of Auckland’s great rugby schools.
Peter White meets the All Blacks Sevens’ exciting new winger Caleb Tangitau.
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.
Campbell Burnes likes what he’s seeing and hearing from the Blues captain as we near the climax to this extraordinary campaign.
Peter White meets one of the rising Black Ferns Sevens stars ahead of a bumper 2022 season.
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