Opinion

Gregor Paul: The World Rugby ‘lottery’ killing the international game

All Blacks’ Scott Barrett in action against England. Photo / Photosport OPINIONS: It wasn’t just the score that was tied at Twickenham in the All Blacks’ last game of 2022, so too was the frustration at an enormous penalty count and glacial-paced game felt equally by New Zealanders and English alike. It wasn’t that referee …

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Rugby League World Cup: Michael Burgess – The biggest shame about Toa Samoa’s Cup run

Toa Samoa fans set the benchmark on how to win graciously. Videos / Candice Luke / NZ Herald OPINIONS: Sunday’s World Cup final should have been the start of a brave new world for international rugby league. Instead, it feels like the end of something special. Like Tonga at the 2017 edition, Samoa captured hearts …

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Aupito William Sio: Irrespective of the score-line, Samoans around the globe will feel that Toa Samoa has won

Cars flooded Auckland streets waving Samoan Flag after the team beat England in Rugby League World Cup. Photo / Hayden Woodward OPINIONS: What does it mean for the Toa Samoa team to make it to the Rugby League World Cup 2022 finals? It means everything to the people of a small island nation in the …

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All Blacks v England: Phil Gifford – The 2019 mistakes the All Blacks must fix to win at Twickenham

What to make of All Blacks test squad named to face England. Videos / Sky Sports OPINIONS: Six talking points for a big test weekend. Stay calm and make the tackles The All Blacks have made it clear the critical slings and arrows after their nightmare start to this season have stung. So while beating …

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