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Campbell Burnes likes what he’s seeing and hearing from the Blues captain as we near the climax to this extraordinary campaign.
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.
Peter White meets the All Blacks Sevens’ exciting new winger Caleb Tangitau.
Campbell Burnes highlights a milestone for one of Auckland’s great rugby schools.
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.
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.
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.

Past Articles

Phil Gifford recalls a time when politics and rugby collided head-on in previously sleepy old New Zealand (page 98).
Campbell Burnes caught up with the great Kieran Read, who announced his retirement from all rugby in May after the Japanese Top League season (pages 10-14).
Aaron Smith reviews the Highlanders season, which saw some inconsistency along with big highs, including making the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final, while showcasing some prime talent (pages 64-66).
Campbell Burnes analyses how the Crusaders racked up a fifth consecutive Super Rugby title.
Campbell Burnes caught up with the All Blacks captain as he plotted his rehab back from major surgery.
Campbell Burnes knows all about the debates that swirl around schools rugby, so he sat down with NZR’s point man to check the teen game’s pulse.
Phil Gifford recalls two men who were far too good for most First XV defences.
Campbell Burnes catches up with a medicine man who has lived the fullest life in rugby.
Peter White interviews the new Bay of Plenty Steamers head coach, a man with several letters after his name and a stack of life and rugby experience to draw upon.
Liam Napier picks the brain of a man who has a handle on rugby in both Europe and New Zealand.
Campbell Burnes remembers a fine rugby man, who died in January, aged 81, widely mourned and respected.
Peter White recalls with fondness the brilliant allround sporting career of Jeff Wilson.
Michael Pulman caught up with a gutsy, engaging character of the game, Ross ‘Floss’ Filipo, who is less than three years retired.
Campbell Burnes caught up with a 2016-19 Highlander who is back and hungry to add ballast to a side full of potential.
Jamie Wall recalls how the one and only Jonah Lomu brought people together and on their feet in his pomp.
Campbell Burnes discovers an old Manu Samoa teammate still loves the game with a passion, even after one of the more colourful, nomadic, careers of the pro era.
Campbell Burnes catches up with a promising referee, coach and TV comments man, who happens to be a former All Black.
Campbell Burnes sits down with the Hurricanes fullback, the best No 15 in the country last season, and discovers he is a man who knows his own mind.
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