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Ian Foster has highlighted the midfield as the toughest area to pick of his 2021 All Blacks squad, as he tries to find the right c…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
21 Jun, 22:38

The Chiefs resurgent season in 2021 which saw them make the Super Rugby Aotearoa final has seen a number of Chiefs' players select…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
21 Jun, 18:46

This isn't the foundation or strategy that is going to produce the best of Mo'unga at the international level. They have to embrac…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
31 May, 0:41

With Richie Mo'unga defending at centre, it looked like an opportunity to expose the slight frame of the All Blacks first-five. Hi…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
23 May, 22:17

The real test as the world's best has yet to begin - playing as world champions, as the hunted rather than the hunter. Deal with …

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
10 May, 0:06

If you are looking for a powerful, strong ball-carrying wrecking ball that asks for two or three man tackles on every touch, how c…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
27 Apr, 22:59

It's hard to believe that the Blues were prepared to use a midfielder who hadn't started all year as the centre piece of their gam…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
26 Apr, 19:57

New Zealand's greatest ever crop of first-fives surfaced during the 2010s as each Super Rugby franchise, at any given time, laid c…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
13 Dec, 23:42

The question the Wallabies must ask is, how much ball-in-hand rugby do they want to play? Because too much may play straight into …

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
05 Oct, 23:44

Finn Russell has always been an avid user of short attacking kicks to unlock a defence, but the method in which Racing opened up S…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
26 Sep, 22:12

Uncertainty surrounds what shape the Springboks will be in once the Rugby Championship commences - not just from a depth point of …

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
14 Sep, 2:11

That is the same thinking required with Super Rugby and, by extension, Super Rugby Aotearoa. It needs to be the be-all and end-all…

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
14 Jul, 21:55
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