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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.

Breakthrough Player of the Year contenders: An early look

Every year, rugby arm chair critics around the world look forward to the shortlist of contenders for player of the year being anno…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
05 Jul 2018, 2:11

Into Super Rugby's final stretch - the Contenders

Realistically, there are only nine teams vying for eight spots in the finals, which means the last three rounds of competition are…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
27 Jun 2018, 20:32

The All Blacks temperature check

Middling, disastrous, superb. The All Blacks were a huge mixed bag over their three games against the touring French – fairly ty…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
24 Jun 2018, 22:07

Japanese rugby ready to rise to new heights

In just over 15 months, Japan will be rolling out the red carpet for the biggest event in international rugby.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jun 2018, 18:49

Taking a leap of faith with law changes

The major change that is now being trialed in the U20-Championship is lowering the maximum allowed height for a legal tackle (to t…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
31 May 2018, 2:45

New Zealand kings of a crumbling castle

New Zealand may be the kings of the castle at the moment, but this won’t be any consolation if the castle collapses beneath them…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
24 May 2018, 2:41

The curious case of Shane Christie

Another week, another player’s career ends due to concussion. Tasman Mako and Highlander Shane Christie has announced his retire…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
19 May 2018, 20:16

Jaguares on the cusp of something big

On the back of the Jaguares’ successful tour to Australasia, the Argentina-based team is on track to make their first appearance…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
15 May 2018, 20:27
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