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Tom Vinicombe

Tom Vinicombe is Southern Hemisphere features editor for RugbyPass. Tom has travelled the world covering rugby and lived in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Number of offshore Wallabies for World Cup to be settled in coming months

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed that the number of foreign-based players who are able to be selected in next year's Worl…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 17:50

Dave Rennie admits Wallabies' first-choice fullback still a mystery

Tom Wright will become the fourth player to wear the Wallabies No 15 jersey on their 2022 end-of-year tour when he runs out agains…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
24 Nov 2022, 16:50
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings: Halves lacking influence in a year of stagnation

The All Blacks halfbacks and first fives failed to impress in 2022.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
23 Nov 2022, 16:04
Opinion

Rennie can't turn rocks into diamonds but not all hope's lost for Wallabies

Dave Rennie is a smart operator, but he's no miracle worker.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov 2022, 19:17
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings: Savea the stand-out in a so-so year for locks and loosies

How did the All Blacks locks and loose forwards rate throughout an up-and-down season?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
22 Nov 2022, 17:11
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings: Which front-rowers proved stars in the making in 2022?

How did the All Blacks front-rowers rate throughout an up-and-down season?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2022, 19:41
Opinion

Mark Telea made himself undroppable for England Test - and what about 2023?

Few would have expected at the beginning of the season that Mark Telea would be the man entrusted with the No 14 jersey for the fi…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2022, 21:04

Moana Pasifika name just one Super Rugby debutant in 2023 squad

Moana Pasifika coach Aaron Mauger has opted for the tried and tested for next year's Super Rugby Pacific season, naming just one u…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov 2022, 16:19

The 10 minutes of terror that ended the All Blacks' winning streak

10 minutes of terror put a massive damper on what started out as one of the All Blacks' best performances in recent times when the…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 22:31

Ian Foster 'happy' with All Blacks' last-minute tactic

Ian Foster has made a case for the All Blacks' tactic to kick the ball back to England after their disappointing draw at Twickenha…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 19:11
Opinion

A pass mark was never on the cards for the All Blacks

Have the All Blacks actually taken any major steps forwards since their horror start to the year?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 18:06
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs England | Autumn Nations Series

The All Blacks have drawn 25-all with England at Twickenham after letting their foot off the gas late in the piece. Who were the b…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
19 Nov 2022, 14:39
FEATURE
Opinion

The curse of the Barrett brothers

Beauden Barrett would benefit immensely from Jordie Barrett's presence in the midfield.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
16 Nov 2022, 23:41

All Blacks player ratings vs Scotland | Autumn Nations Series

The All Blacks banked their sixth win on the trot by downing Scotland in Edinburgh. Who were their best performers?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
13 Nov 2022, 11:51

'The game flashed before our eyes': All Blacks reflect on Scotland history

It's been five years since Scotland came oh so close to grabbing a first-ever win over the All Blacks.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov 2022, 17:46

Wales player ratings vs Argentina | Autumn Nations Series

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov 2022, 12:03
Opinion

Fiji player ratings vs Ireland | Autumn Nations Series

Fiji have fallen to a 35-17 defeat at the hands of Ireland in Dublin. How did they fare in the loss?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
12 Nov 2022, 10:49

Latest winger off All Blacks' production line to be unleashed on Scotland

When New Zealand first announced their squad for their end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe, Mark Telea was nowhere to be found. N…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov 2022, 9:19

'We've looked at the threat': Ian Foster explains extensive changes to All Blacks

Ian Foster appears to be using the 'easiest' of the All Blacks' European fixture to hand some final opportunities to fringe player…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov 2022, 10:13

Ian Foster's quickfire retort regarding Scottish-born All Black Finlay Christie

The All Blacks have named Scottish-born scrumhalf Finlay Christie in the No 9 jersey for this weekend's fixture in Edinburgh.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
11 Nov 2022, 10:48
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