Kiwi drought won’t happen again for Australian Super sides: Hanigan

It was the most telling statistic of last season. In 40 matches across three Super Rugby seasons, no Australian team could beat a Kiwi side. The drought ended, eventually, when the Waratahs outscored the Highlanders six-tries-to-one in Sydney in round 14. Drought-breaker: Bernard Foley offloads during the Waratahs’ round 14 win over the Highlanders last year.Credit:AAP But it only happened […]

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Weatherley forecast looks promising for bid to join Kiwi greats

It is a tough school when you come to Sydney from New Zealand as a gun apprentice. The list includes Jim Cassidy, Shane Dye and more recently James McDonald and Jason Collett, so expectations are high. When 19-year-old Sam Weatherley, a third generation jockey, arrived at Chris Waller’s stable in June, his reputation had trainers ready to give him rides. […]

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The three players the Waratahs must stop to end the Kiwi hoodoo

Introspection has been a theme at the Waratahs over the past week but they will have taken note of three names on the Blues team sheet for the must-win game at Brookvale on Saturday night. Key return: Augustine Pulu is back for the Blues. Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu and Augustine Pulu come back into the starting side and their presence was […]

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