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Patrick McKendry

Patrick is a columnist for NZ Herald and has been the paper's chief rugby writer. He has also been the media manager for the Crusaders and is a regular contributor to NZ Rugby World and Midi Olympique in France. He ghost wrote Jerome Kaino My Story.

44 Articles
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Unrelenting attack the trump card for All Blacks

Accuracy - on attack, and from the tee - was the deciding factor in who emerged successful over the weekend.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
13 Sep 2021, 19:42
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Deciphering Ian Foster's plans for the outside backs

The All Blacks have themselves a huge selection headache in the outside backs.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
10 Sep 2021, 19:20
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Stars of the show have bright futures for All Blacks

There were some standout performances in the All Blacks' win over the Wallabies in Bledisloe III.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
06 Sep 2021, 20:06
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Sam Whitelock the All Blacks' Goliath in Springboks clash

The All Blacks are about to enter the unknown - but they have a trump card.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
18 Aug 2021, 20:15
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Advantage All Blacks but plenty of room for improvement

There's plenty of areas the All Blacks will be targeting for improvement ahead of Bledisloe II.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
09 Aug 2021, 21:15
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Best yet to come for Scott Robertson's Crusaders

Scott Robertson has signed on for two more years with the Crusaders. What will the near future hold?

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
08 Jul 2021, 21:45
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Dalton Papalii's battle to usurp the All Blacks' best

After spending three years' in the shadows of Sam Cane and Ardie Savea, Dalton Papalii is set to break free.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
07 Jul 2021, 20:45
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Will Jordan has one hand on the All Blacks No 14 jersey

A five-try haul against Tonga won't have harmed Will Jordan's chances of starting in major tests.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
04 Jul 2021, 1:05
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Where the All Blacks will find their ferocity

The All Blacks have talked about getting aggressive, but it will be up to individuals to make a difference.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
29 Jun 2021, 18:16
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Card confusion reigns supreme across global game

Conflicting messages over high tackles and head knocks in both hemispheres remain game’s reliable constant.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
21 Jun 2021, 20:10
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Jerome Kaino's final bow

Four years on from his departure from New Zealand, Jerome Kaino is enjoying his final days as a player.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
17 Jun 2021, 19:42
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Final hurdle

The Blues are on track to host their first Super Rugby finals showdown since 2003.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
07 Jun 2021, 19:47
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Troubled waters

Former All Black Andrew Mehrtens is cautious of NZR's proposed Silver Lake deal.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
24 May 2021, 22:50
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Joker in the pack

Blues leadership role may be just the boost the laidback Tom Robinson needs to go to next level.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
21 May 2021, 19:24
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Feeding frenzy

If Super Rugby Aotearoa is a 100m race, then the trans-Tasman edition is a frenetic sprint to the finish.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
17 May 2021, 18:41
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Pulling power

The Crusaders have surprised the rugby world by making perhaps their highest profile signing ever.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
01 May 2021, 18:55
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Folk hero

Japan loose forward Kazuki Himeno has become another fan favourite at the Highlanders.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
28 Apr 2021, 18:25
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Play it again, Sam

At 32 years of age, Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock is continuing to reach new levels in performance.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
26 Apr 2021, 19:00
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Up for the fight

Steve Hansen has been impressed with how Big Brad Thorn has turned around the Red's fortunes.

Patrick McKendry
Patrick McKendry
23 Apr 2021, 18:16
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