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Hamish Bidwell

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OPINION

The addition of Joe Schmidt to the coaching group is an incredible stroke of luck. He’d have been a welcome addition to the staf…

Hamish Bidwell
27 Jun, 23:01
OPINION

And on the strength of Saturday’s decider at Eden Park, it’s a shame the All Blacks were picked so prematurely.

Hamish Bidwell
19 Jun, 23:09
OPINION

Cane is captain and has to play somewhere, while Ioane’s probable inclusion in the first test team to play Ireland probably owes…

Hamish Bidwell
14 Jun, 0:54
OPINION

Barrett’s performances for the Hurricanes at 12 might not excite All Blacks coach Ian Foster, but they do enthuse me. And many o…

Hamish Bidwell
07 Jun, 21:39
OPINION

Steve Hansen remains a very hard act for Foster to follow. Hansen was a superb communicator. Considered, commanding, challenging: …

Hamish Bidwell
30 May, 19:18
OPINION

New Zealand’s not short of former All Blacks. Nor are we limited in our affection for them.

Hamish Bidwell
23 May, 23:00
OPINION

I can understand, even applaud, the idea of Australia being awarded the 2027 tournament by World Rugby, but I’m afraid I don’t…

Hamish Bidwell
16 May, 22:25
OPINION

What happens when it becomes clear the competition’s a closed shop and our Pacific neighbours fall further and further behind an…

Hamish Bidwell
11 May, 0:57
OPINION

And so we have Leon MacDonald of the Blues, mentioned in All Blacks dispatches. Should it all go wrong in 2023, would MacDonald he…

Hamish Bidwell
03 May, 22:45
OPINION

Not only will it cease to be a viable participation sport, lessening the volume of those who might progress to the professional ra…

Hamish Bidwell
26 Apr, 20:21
OPINION

There’s no Barrett v Richie Mo’unga debate. There’s Barrett as the undisputed starter at 10 and then those that back him up …

Hamish Bidwell
20 Apr, 19:00
OPINION

Far from being a blight on the game, the sight of rolling mauls in Super Rugby Pacific should gladden the hearts of New Zealand ru…

Hamish Bidwell
11 Apr, 22:54
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