Benji or Blues – who is to blame?

So Benji has gone already. The highly paid NRL convert only lasting eight games before he decided to jump ship and head back to league.

  • Anscombe in Gatland’s sights

    To compound the Blues’ dramas this week, former heir apparent to the franchise’s throne Gareth Anscombe has become the number one target for Wales.

  • Hammett linked with Cardiff

    If Anscombe does shift to Wales – he’s being chased by the Cardiff club – he may find he’s being coached by current Hurricanes supremo Mark Hammett.

  • Poachers warned off

    All Black coach Steve Hansen has had an understandable and justifiable crack at foreign predators poaching New Zealand players for future test duty.

  • Blues mix it all up

    Just when it felt like the Blues had a handle on their team selection, they go and do something unfathomable – like return Chris Noakes to No 10 and slot Benji Marshall in at fullback.

  • Captain Conrad to hit century

    It’s amazing to think that having made his Super Rugby debut in 2004, it has taken Conrad Smith 10 years to rack up his 100th game for the Hurricanes.

  • Do NZ teams take cheap shots?

    Stormers captain Jean de Villiers has provided a frank view that he believes New Zealand sides are guilty of unnecessary and cheap infringements.

  • Blues go young at No 10

    The Blues have put their faith in an untried 20-year-old – throwing Simon Hickey the No 10 shirt in round two. Is it inspired, or does it smack of desperation?

  • Franks brings up 100

    Congratulations to Ben Franks (hopefully it’s not bad luck to say so before the event) on playing his 100th Super Rugby game.

  • WIN with 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire is coming to cinemas March 6, and Warner Bros. Pictures and NZ Rugby World are giving you the chance to WIN one of 5 prize packs!