ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer talks to Highlanders
commercial manager Mike Kerr and Southern prop Warren Moffat
about the ODT Express Competition, a $10,000 search for the
speediest club rugby player south of the Waitaki.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has largely kept the status quo
with his Hurricanes line-up for Friday's game against the
Blues at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
The Chiefs look set to receive a big boost in the form of
Brodie Retallick for the latest chapter in New Zealand
rugby's best rivalry.
We often complain in our industry that the All Blacks'
tightly managed media sessions leave little room for the
players to show their personality. Thank heavens then for
The Chiefs are the most lethal try-scoring side in the Super
15 and near the best with their defensive line, while the
Crusaders are average in both categories.
All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu was reduced to tears after
discovering he had suffered a minor stroke while playing for
the Auckland Blues earlier this year.
The Blues are welcoming back their reinforcements, and not
Highlanders and former All Black lock Brad Thorn may have
played his last game of rugby in New Zealand.
It's time for the Hurricanes to make a move up the Super
Highlanders lock Brad Thorn will not play for the team again
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