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Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Sunwolves in Tokyo


He’s only on the bench but the most pleasing news for me this week was the return of James Marshall. You may recall he suffered a nasty (is there a nice?) dislocated shoulder against the Waratahs in what seems ages ago. I and a lot of people probably assumed it was season ending. Now utility

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Aisle be Back – the bye week


By Kevin McCarthy  What are those stages of grief? Denial, bargaining, acceptance. Works pretty well with the Hurricanes this year, particularly those forwards. I think we’re now pretty much at acceptance. Denial was thinking the coaches could take a pack lacking stars and turn it into a solid unit. Yeah well injuries haven’t helped, but

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Short Passes 8 April


Above: The Norths and MSP Women’s teams take the field on Saturday for the first time this season. Defending champions Norths won 66-0. Norths try scorers not known at time of publication. Please email with these. Two weekends of warm, sunny weather, followed by one of cold wintry conditions. Welcome to Wellington club rugby

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Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Stormers


By Kevin McCarthy. How ridiculous to be talking about rugby in the wake of the Christchurch atrocities. But that’s where we are, and it’s right to be discussing the matter of the Crusaders name. I would be amazed if it isn’t changed. No matter how it has become synonymous with Super Rugby’s most successful team,

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