In July 2017, IRANZ will be hosting a record five courses in the space of two weeks. With three Player Courses and two Coaching Courses to choose from, there is a course to accommodate for any keen player or coach looking to take their game to the next level.
Sonny Bill Williams has chosen to block out the BNZ logo from the collar of The Blues playing jersey because of his Muslim belief. In doing so he contradicts everything we believe about team ethos.
The Blues won Super Rugby in 1996, 1997 and 2003. They were followed by The Crusaders, Brumbies, Bulls, etc. A lot of people have asked why the Blues have not featured since; as they have always had the resources and the athletes.
In my view the reason is poor selection.
I'm in Thailand for an Elephant Polo Charity Event. Among other topics being discussed is the growth of rugby XV's in emerging rugby countries. The consensus here, questions the complexities of the laws. New audiences battle to enjoy something that is difficult to understand.