Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Chiefs (last home game)

Above: Du’Plessis Kirifi running strong against the Highlanders recently. He has this week re-signed with the Hurricanes until 2023, while he is also expected to be Wellington Lions captain in the upcoming NPC. PHOTO: Mike Lewis Pictures. By Kevin McCarthy I guess the mathematicians will be right and we’re effectively now

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Crusaders this Saturday

By Kevin McCarthy The Hurricanes have been using the famous 2016 drubbing of the Crusaders in Christchurch as motivation for the big game this weekend. Personally, I think they’d be better off with just remembering last year’s semi-final on the same ground, the Hand of Sam game. You’d have to be a

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Blues

By Kevin McCarthy I am quite ashamed. After four plane flights over about 45 hours, spread across three weeks, with one cancellation and about eight million security checks, I arrived home to a quarantine hotel and tuned in 43 SECONDS late for the Hurricanes v Highlanders kick-off. I do not intend

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes at home against the Crusaders

By Kevin McCarthy (soon to be in quarantine) Remember all those highly-paid athletes complaining about long-haul flights to South Africa. They should try flying back to New Zealand from the Falkland Islands. We’ve decided to trek it home obviously because of the return of Aotearoa Super Rugby. That and the COVID-19 free

Aisle be Back: Super Rugby returns

By Kevin McCarthy Is anyone else feeling they can’t quite get to grips with rugby restarting. I mean it’s great isn’t it, and the fact New Zealand will be able to be the first place to welcome back actual crowds just seems surreal. Then again, the three month hiatus feels much longer.