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PACIFIC POWER HOUSE

FIJI HAVE NEVER QUITE BEEN ABLE TO FULFIL THEIR ENORMOUS POTENTIAL. BUT THEY MIGHT NOW FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF VERN COTTER AS HEAD COACH.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION

ON AND OFF THE FIELD, SPRINGBOKS WING CHESLIN KOLBE CONTINUES TO MAKE AN INSPIRATIONAL IMPACT.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

DEFENCE FORCE ONE

THE BLUES WERE A RADICALLY DIFFERENT TEAM IN 2020 AND MUCH OF THAT WAS DUE TO THEIR VASTLY IMPROVED WORK ON DEFENCE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

THE LONG WALK TO ENTRY

AFTER BEING SNUBBED BY THE GAME’S ELITE FOR 25 YEARS, A PACIFIC ISLAND SIDE FINALLY LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE GRANTED A PLACE IN SUPER RUGBY AND THE CONSEQUENCES COULD BE SIGNIFICANT.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

THE SEARCH FOR MOBY DICK

REPLACING THE WORLD CLASS JEROME KAINO IN THE ALL BLACKS NO 6 SHIRT HAS BEEN THE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE. BUT MIGHT THE ANSWER HAVE PRESENTED ITSELF DURING SUPER RUGBY?

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

IN 10se BATTLE

NEW ZEALAND CURRENTLY HAS THE TWO BEST FIRST-FIVES IN WORLD RUGBY VYING TO WEAR THE ALL BLACKS NO 10 SHIRT. IT’S A BATTLE THAT HAS CAPTURED THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION BUT IT MAY BE ONE THAT NEVER QUITE MATERIALISES.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 207, October - November 2020

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY FACTORS OUTSIDE OF NEW ZEALAND'S CONTROL WHICH HAVE HAD A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON THE GAME IN THE LAST DECADE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

THE MAN WHO CAN'T BE BROKEN

I GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT I GET UP AGAIN YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO KEEP ME DOWN…

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

THE RESISTANCE

THE ALL BLACKS HAVE ENCOUNTERED PLAYERS IN THE LAST DECADE WHO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WIELD THEIR INFLUENCE IN THE MOST TELLING WAYS. WE LOOK AT THE FIVE MEN WHO HAVE TROUBLED THEM THE MOST SINCE 2010.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

KENDRA COCKSEDGE WINS KEL TREMAIN TROPHY

There was, perhaps, a breakthrough moment of sorts when the Black Ferns were named team of the year at the New Zealand Rugby awards in 2017.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

THE OLYMPIC DREAM

In 2009 Sevens learned that it would be featuring in the 2016 Olympics. For those who had grown cynical and bored that already popular and well-funded sports were being added to the Olympics, the decision meant little.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

FAMILY FORTUNES

IN 2015 PROMISING YOUNG ALL BLACK CHARLES PIUTAU SURPRISINGLY RIPPED UP A CONTRACT FROM NEW ZEALAND RUGBY TO JOIN ULSTER. IT WAS A MOVE THAT INFLUENCED A GENERATION.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

A BIG FOOTSTEP IN HISTORY

WOMEN’S RUGBY HAS EXPERIENCED STRONG GROWTH IN PLAYING NUMBERS, PROFILE AND FUNDING IN THE LAST DECADE. GREGOR PAUL LOOKS AT WHAT IS BEHIND THIS SURGE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

IN 2007 NEW ZEALAND RUGBY MADE WHAT WAS A HUGELY UNPOPULAR DECISION TO RE-APPOINT GRAHAM HENRY AS ALL BLACKS COACH. MANY SAID IT WAS MAD, BUT HISTORY PROVED IT WAS A BOLD AND BRILLIANT CHOICE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

Celtic Revolution

RICHARD BATH IS AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER BASED IN THE UK.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

10 GAMES THAT CHANGED THE DECADE

10 GAMES THAT CHANGED THE DECADE

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 205, June - July 2020

LEADIING LIGHTS

THE ALL BLACKS HAVE TO USE THIS SUPER RUGBY CAMPAIGN TO FIND A NEW CAPTAIN TO REPLACE KIERAN READ AND THE CHOICE MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

The Money Monster

IS AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER BASED IN THE UK.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

PANNING FOR SUPER RUGBY GOLD

A NEW ALL BLACKS COACHING PANEL WILL TAKE A MICROSCOPIC VIEW OF SUPER RUGBY IN 2020 HOPING TO UNEARTH A HANDFUL OF LEGACY PLAYERS.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

Hanging Up The Boots

KEVIN ROBERTS IS FOUNDER OF RED ROSE CONSULTING; BUSINESS LEADER AND EDUCATOR; AUTHOR AND SPEAKER; ADVISER ON MARKETING, CREATIVE THINKING AND LEADERSHIP.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

1996-2020 SUPER RUGBY IS TURNING 25 - GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS THE 25 TH YEAR OF SUPER RUGBY. IT HAS BEEN THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT FORMS, DELIVERING THE INCREDIBLE, THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE AND AT TIMES, THE SOMEWHAT FORGETTABLE. WE HAVE SEEN SOME TEAMS COME AND GO; CAREERS LAUNCHED AND CAREERS KILLED. THERE HAVE BEEN LOCAL HEROES, FOREIGN STARS AND AS BEFITS A TOURNAMENT THAT HAS SPANNED ACROSS THE GLOBE, IT HAS JUMPED FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

Surviving The Perfect Storm

Super Rugby has battled through a tough last few years, but there are major problems on the horizon that won't be so easy to solve leaving doubts about its long-term future.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 204 , February - March 2020

Mind Games

BEING A HEAD COACH THESE DAYS REQUIRES A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL WAR FARE. IT’ S A JOB FOR BIG PERSONALITIES AND STEVE HANSEN CAME TO RELISH THE CHANCE TO INDULGE IN MIND GAMES.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

Smart Choices

ASK STEVE HANSEN WHAT THE FOUNDATION OF A SUCCESSFUL RUGBY SIDE IS AND HE WILL TELL YOU WITH LITTLE HESITATION THAT IT IS GETTING THE SELECTIONS RIGHT.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

Single Minded

THERE WERE TWO DISTINCT PARTS TO KIERAN READ'S CAREER BUT BY THE TIME HE PLAYED HIS LAST GAME, THERE WAS NO DOUBT HE SIGNED OFF AS THE BEST NO 8 NEW Z EALAND HAS EVER PRODUCED.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

Saying Sayonara

AFTER EIGHT YEARS AS HEAD COACH STEVE HANSEN LEFT THE JOB IN EARLY NOVEMBER WHEN THE ALL BLACKS DEFEATED WALES IN THE BRONZE MEDAL MATCH OF THE WORLD CUP. HE SPOKE TO GREGOR PAUL ABOUT HIS TIME IN THE ROLE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

Oita City – Rugby's Newest Frontier

OITA CITY WAS A CRUCIAL VENUE AT THE 1 02 9 WORLD CUP AND ONE THAT HAS PLENTY TO OFFER THOSE WHO MAKE IT THERE EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO RUGBY BEING PLAYED.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

New Zealand's Got Talent

BETWEEN 201 2 AND 201 9 THE ALL BLACKS HAD AN INCREDIBLE POOL OF FIRST- FIVES AT THEIR DISPOSAL, WHICH WAS NO ACCIDENT. IN STEVE HANSEN’ S EIGHT- YEAR TENURE, WORLD RUGBY MADE AN ALL BLACK NO 1 0 PLAYER OF THE YEAR ON FOUR OCCASIONS.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

New Age All Blacks

THERE WAS, FROM 2012, AN INCREASED DESIRE WITHIN THE ALL BLACKS TO EMBRACE SPORTS SCIENCE, ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AND CLEANER LIVING AND DETERMINE WHO THEY REALLY WERE.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

End Of An Era

IT WASN'T JUST STEVE HANSEN AND KIERAN READ WHO SIGNED OFF WITH THE ALL BLACKS IN TOKYO. A HANDFUL OF OTHER SENIOR FIGURES WERE ALSO LEAVING AND IT FELT VERY MUCH LIKE THE END OF AN ERA – ONE THAT HAD STARTED WITH INAUSPICIOUS BEGINNINGS.

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NZ Rugby World
Issue 203 December 2019 - January 2020

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