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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.

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Tony Johnson

Cut the rhetoric, Australia and NZ can't live without one another

For all the questions before the competition kicked off, Super Rugby Pacific was a massive win for NZ and Australia.

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Tony Johnson

Nothing compares to a World Cup in South Africa

It's a sad state of affairs that South Africa will likely never host another Rugby World Cup.

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Tony Johnson

Who's to blame for the red card epidemic?

The judiciary needs to come down harder on players who aren't following the law.

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Tony Johnson

Unscrambling the All Blacks' midfield puzzle

The All Blacks have plenty of options in the midfield but no obvious combinations to call upon.

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Tony Johnson

World Rugby's rankings only paint half a picture

There’s always something that's left to be desired by the World Rugby rankings.

Tony Johnson

Two Smiling Giants: A Tribute

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

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Tony Johnson

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.

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Tony Johnson

It's time to embrace Japan

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

Tony Johnson

Has Santa brought an early present for the All Blacks?

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

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Tony Johnson

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

Final chance for Foster's All Blacks to prove credentials

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

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Tony Johnson

USA and Wales important stops on All Blacks' world tour

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

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Tony Johnson

A tribute to a fallen Chief

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

Tony Johnson

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

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

Love, hate relationship

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

Tony Johnson

End of an era

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

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