Aisle be Back: A bad week for NZR

By Kevin McCarthy Super Rugby wasn’t officially dead at that point but earlier this week I found myself remembering and chuckling at the competition’s finest moment – Merhts running towards the stands at Loftus and flipping the bird at the faithful. See, that’s how you communicate directly and clearly, good people

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