• New Zealand Rugby May See End to Northern Hemisphere Raiders

    Necessary, or are the salary cuts to players of rugby players have had to swallow an instance of opportunism by the salary payers? News has crossed our desk that the pay cuts are going to last well beyond the resumption of play. The Times reported that the clubs in Premiership Rugby might never again pay … Keep Reading “New Zealand Rugby May See End to Northern Hemisphere Raiders”

  • New Zealand Rugby Frist to Resume Top Grade Football

    Super Rugby is going to restart in New Zealand, with the teams from the New Zealand division only. This is good news, along with the reality that there are more players on a Super Rugby club than there have been deaths in New Zealand from Covid-19. That may sound a bit morbid, but the country … Keep Reading “New Zealand Rugby Frist to Resume Top Grade Football”

  • NRL Players with Covid-19 Symptoms Barred from Training Grounds

    Four or five months ago, Latrell Mitchell might have dismissed respiratory symptoms as a mild head cold, but one thing is definitely certain-this is not four or five months ago. Mitchell was one of four South Sydney Rabbitohs players told he was unwelcome at training. He and the others have been tested for Covid-19, with … Keep Reading “NRL Players with Covid-19 Symptoms Barred from Training Grounds”

  • NRL Finds Brilliant Fix for Resuming with New Zealand Warriors

    It seems so common sense that we wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Someone other than us, that is. The NRL wants to resume playing, but border restrictions meant that the Warriors would have either to shift the club to some locale in Australia, or be left out of the May 28 restart. … Keep Reading “NRL Finds Brilliant Fix for Resuming with New Zealand Warriors”

  • Glass Half Full Hansen Uncovers Upside to Halt in Play

    The ability to find the positive side of a situation is apparently something ex-All Blacks coach Steve Hansen possesses. Rather than lamenting over the situation that has caused rugby to call a halt, Hansen views it as an opportunity to make some changes to how the international side of the games is conducted. Hansen is … Keep Reading “Glass Half Full Hansen Uncovers Upside to Halt in Play”

  • Warriors not Privy to NRL Plans to Restart Competition

    The New Zealand Warriors deserve better. They have yet to learn their fate with regard to the NRL’s plans to restart the competition at the end of May. No fuss, you say? The end of May is a long ways away. But in order to participate, the Warriors club would have to embark on a … Keep Reading “Warriors not Privy to NRL Plans to Restart Competition”

  • Possible NRL Restart in Late May Might Exclude NZ Warriors

    For all the success the country of New Zealand has enjoyed when it comes to rugby, the struggles of the New Zealand Warriors are something of an anomaly. The club joined the NRL in 1995, but from roughly 25 years of trying, the Warriors have nothing other than runner up finishes from 2002 and 2011 … Keep Reading “Possible NRL Restart in Late May Might Exclude NZ Warriors”

  • National Rugby League Suspends Competition Indefinitely

    Hours ago, the NRL announced it is suspending play indefinitely and the New Zealand Warriors’ CEO Cameron George is doing everything in his power to get his players out of Australia and back to New Zealand. The stoppage by the NRL seemed the right thing, even though, to some, it was the last remaining vestige … Keep Reading “National Rugby League Suspends Competition Indefinitely”

  • Major Rugby Upheaval Affects Super League and NRL

    Super League has tapped the brakes on the current season, as Great Britain and Europe have now become a primary danger zone for the coronavirus. They have shut down until sometime in April, which has affected a couple of notable southern hemisphere natives, Sonny Bill Williams and Israel Folau. We may have missed it, but … Keep Reading “Major Rugby Upheaval Affects Super League and NRL”

  • Super League Clubs Threaten to Sue Catalans for Signing Folau

    It would appear, judging from the amount of unfriendly fire being drawn by Israel Folau, that the world is made up entirely of drunks, homosexuals and adulterers. The storm surrounding Folau continues unabated, as Super League clubs are revolting over Folau’s recent signing with Catalans Dragons. Catalans were caught off guard by the vehemence of … Keep Reading “Super League Clubs Threaten to Sue Catalans for Signing Folau”