Kiwi Focus – TJ Perenara

TJ Perenara

Out with the old, in with the new.  That’s certainly the case when it comes to the much contested All Blacks halfback jersey.  In what was a bit of a surprise-but-really-not-a-surprise call, Steve Hansen and co. opted to leave Piri Weepu out of the All Blacks squad for the Rugby Championship, choosing instead to blood […]

Kiwi Focus – Johnny McNicholl


Disclaimer:  I promise my next piece will NOT be on the Crusaders, or a Crusaders player! If you remember, my first piece for Pink Rugby was about the doom and gloom surrounding the Crusaders outside backs. In case you don’t remember, here is a brief rundown: Zac Guildford (who it is clear I am rather […]

Kiwi Focus – Gareth Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe

The round 7 match this weekend between the Chiefs and Blues is going to be a chance to stick it to his old team for new Chiefs player Gareth Anscombe. After de-listing him post 2012 Super Rugby season, one must imagine that with a success rate of 86.4% with the boot this season, the Blues […]

Kiwi Focus – Zac Guildford

Zac Guildford Crusaders

A collective sigh was heard in Crusader-land last Thursday, when Zac Guildford was officially reinstated to the franchise.  After an off field incident in January, Zac voluntarily stood down from the team in order to seek help for alcohol issues. While those who support the red and blacks (including yours truly) may have felt a […]

Kiwi Focus – Matt Todd

Matt Todd Crusaders profile

After their first two games in the 2013 Super 15 campaign, it is clear that the Crusaders have some work to do to live up to fan (and critics) expectations.  One player is bound to be feeling that more than anyone though – because he has been given the gargantuan task of filling the boots […]