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Tony Johnson

Tony Johnson is one of the game's best commentators having worked at Sky TV New Zealand for more than 20 years, which has seen him call All Blacks tests all over the world, as well as Super Rugby Rugby, Olympics and Commonwealth Games. He's also a columnist at NZ Rugby World and co-author of the successful book Behind the Silver Fern – The Players Speak.

17 Articles
FEATURE

Two Smiling Giants: A Tribute

In the space of 24 hours, rugby lost two smiling giants of the game.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
02 Mar 2022, 17:26
FEATURE
Opinion

Stilted Super Rugby Pacific kicks off exactly when needed

Super Rugby Pacific is finally here - even it's not quite in the format everyone was hoping for.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
16 Feb 2022, 12:12
FEATURE
Opinion

It's time to embrace Japan

Greg Cooper's comments about New Zealand forging stronger relations with Japan are timely.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
19 Jan 2022, 12:29
FEATURE

Has Santa brought an early present for the All Blacks?

Joe Schmidt could be just the tonic that the All Blacks need.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
17 Dec 2021, 12:56
FEATURE
Opinion

Regulation changes just one step on road to rugby equality

A regulation change is a welcome move, even if it does carry the hint of a compromise.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
25 Nov 2021, 12:20
FEATURE

Final chance for Foster's All Blacks to prove credentials

The All Blacks must avoid back-to-back losses to round out the season.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
16 Nov 2021, 13:44
FEATURE
Opinion

USA and Wales important stops on All Blacks' world tour

There are some very good reasons for the All Blacks' visit to America.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
27 Oct 2021, 6:35
FEATURE

A tribute to a fallen Chief

Tony Johnson pays tribute to fallen Chiefs and Maori All Blacks player Sean Wainui.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
19 Oct 2021, 6:22
FEATURE

A conflict 100 years in the making

Can any sporting rivalry match what 100 years of All Blacks v Springboks battles have produced?

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
22 Sep 2021, 17:59
FEATURE

Jordie Barrett red highlights pros of NZR and RA joining forces

Sense has prevailed in the Southern Hemisphere - but will World Rugby follow suit?

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
06 Sep 2021, 21:16
FEATURE

Love, hate relationship

The rise and fall of Eddie Jones is a story New Zealanders are not surprised to be reading.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
30 Mar 2021, 21:01
FEATURE

End of an era

Super Rugby Aotearoa engaged fans but broke the players and may not be the long term answer for NZ.

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
30 Sep 2020, 23:26
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