Ardie Savea, Peter Lakai, Wellington Lions win big at NZR end of year awards

For the second straight year, Ardie Savea (Oriental-Rongotai) was named All Blacks Player of the Year. The Wellington Lions have been awarded the adidas National Men’s Team of the Year, for winning the Ranfurly Shield and the National Provincial Championship title, for the first time since 1981. https://clubrugby.smugmug.com/2022/2022-Representative-Rugby/14-October-Lions-54-v-Auckland-19-NPC-semi-final/i-WwbFS92/A The Wellington Lions celebrate a

Aisle be Back: All Blacks v England

By Kevin McCarthy Ah Twickenham, how lovely to be back. Or is Sunday morning really a Yokohama 2019 redux. Strictly, no. Eight All Blacks from that semi-final smashing are there again in the starting lineup, and seven from the English side. Both coaches were of course involved, although Ian Foster was deputy. 2019

All Blacks v Scotland Stat Attack

The All Blacks defeated Scotland this past Monday morning in the second leg of their end of year Northern tour. Some fact and figures from the match by Peter Marriott below.  New Zealand v Scotland: Won 31-23 Scotland was the first of the Four Nations sides the All Blacks played. It was their