2013 Super XV Shirts To Reflect History and Tradition

Each of the New Zealand Super XV franchises will be injecting some tradition and history in to their 2013 shirts with the announcement that adidas will not only incorporate the names of all provincial unions which form each franchise into the design, but an image will also be integrated on to the front of each shirt to reflect the ‘tribal’ backgrounds of each team. The … [Read more...]

Crusaders Blow Away Hurricanes

Hot on the heels of their gutsy win over the table-topping Stormers, the Crusaders hit top gear in Wellington on the weekend, crushing the Hurricanes 42-14. The game was all but out of reach for the hosts before half-time, with the Crusaders’ lightning-fast start seeing them blitz to a 32-7 lead at the break. The signs were ominous for the ‘Canes from the beginning, with … [Read more...]

Super 15 Wk 9 Chiefs hole the Sharks tank with good away win

Week Nine and the Blues just fell short at the Highlanders on Friday night losing a close match 30-27, the lead changed several times in this nailbiter but the home side held their nerve whilst the Blues gave up penalty chances to run it and possibly regret the decision now. Next up the Reds hosting the Stormers and it was the Stormers power into contact and belief in their … [Read more...]

Super 15 Crusaders unseat Stormers

Week Eight and more of the same for the Blues as they gift the Sharks a couple of interception tries to make it easy for them and go down 23-29. The other Friday game was a home loss as the Force could not cope with the Waratahs power and pace late on to lose a tight contest 18-23. First up Saturday was the mega clash with the Crusaders hosting the unbeaten Stormers. 18,000 … [Read more...]

Super 15 – Highlanders blown away by top Stormers, Blues bottomed by Rebels

Week Seven and another couple of surprises as the weekend opened with the Auckland Blues falling to the bottom of the log, thanks to a drubbing at the hands of the Melbourne Rebels everyone's pre-season favourites for the bottom spot. Rebels 34-23 Blues. Next up the Hurricanes and normal service was resumed as they smashed the much fancied Sharks on the road; Hurricanes 42-18 … [Read more...]