Marc Hinton on Chiefs
Marc Hinton There is no panic in the Chiefs ranks, despite a good old-fashioned 43-15 butt-kicking at the hands of the Crusaders on Friday night. The defending champions have been down this rocky road before.
Marc Hinton Moneyball, the Hollywood types would brand it. Picking players based on stats to produce results. Down in Chiefs country they just call it winning rugby.
Marc Hinton The All Blacks look set to be without two of their senior, and most physical, players for what they’re hoping will be a bounce-back Bledisloe performance at Eden Park on Saturday night.
Marc Hinton It’s water off a duck’s back for Aaron Cruden now. Dan goes down, he steps up and history suggests the All Blacks don’t miss a beat.
Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...
Marc Hinton As expected, multi-faceted Blues second-rowforward Patrick Tuipulotu and powerhouse Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa have been rewarded for standout rookie Super Rugby campaigns with promotion...
Marc Hinton IT SOUNDS bizarre, but Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is glad he's got a bye just one week into the new Super Rugby season to address a growing list of issues that confront him.
Marc Hinton Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder believes there has to be a better way of contracting players than the "silly season" situation that is confronting New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises now.
Marc Hinton The week Israel Dagg decided to stay put also turned out to be the same one he made his biggest move in 2013. The All Black fullback is well and truly back on his game, as indeed are his Crusaders.
Marc Hinton, Christchurch Crusaders through to their 12th straight semi-final as they chase an eighth crown.
Marc Hinton For a team that's a perennial contender, it's been a while since the Crusaders have finished a Super Rugby season how they'd like to. On the evidence of this, that could be about to change.
Marc Hinton The bold and brave new era of All Blacks rugby continues apace with Wednesday's dramatic promotion of uncapped 24-year-old Tom Taylor to his first Test start.