Should Rugby Players Use Creatine?

Categories: Opinion

The use of creatine is one of the most talked about subjects in world sport today, with extensive research showing that the supplement has both its distinct advantages and disadvantages. Many athletes have been sworn off the product, others believing it’s beneficial on the field of play. Identified in 1832, creatine is naturally produced in the body, supplying energy to cells within. Approximately 95% of the body’s creatine is found in the skeletal muscle. Given this, creatine is not in the IOC(International Olympic ... Read More

Super Rugby – Can The Crusaders Win an Eighth Title?

Categories: Opinion

The bookmakers have tipped a two horse race in the 2011 Super 15 competition, featuring defending champions the Bulls, and New Zealand's leading hope the Crusaders. The Bulls are worthy of a third consecutive title, but can the Crusaders tip the scales and claim their eighth Super Rugby Crown?   It’s fair to say the Crusaders are New Zealand’s genuine title threat, looking at their past history. Having claimed seven titles and possessing many of New Zealand’s most lethal playing weapons, they’re on ... Read More

Lets be Fair NZRFU

Categories: Opinion

Every rugby fan in New Zealand must be thrilled at the endevour, application and considerable passion of the majority of the NPC teams, not to mention the supporters, in the first two weeks of this year's Air New Zealand Cup. Some of the early pace-setters are the so called also rans. Question for Mr Tew and his cohorts: What if, come late October, teams who have been 'ear-marked' for the dreaded drop are in or near the top four? Surely this prospect ... Read More

Lions Tour 2009 – South Africa

Categories: Opinion

Lions Tour 2009

The 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour is scheduled to take place from May to July 2009, with seven provincial games being played alongside the three-match Test series. It has been confirmed that the Test matches will be played in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. Read More

A New Rugby Season….Great!

Categories: Opinion

Chiefs Rugby

The new rugby season is only three weeks away and while I am outwardly expressing excitement to impress on those around me my love of the game, inwardly I have a feeling of…Oh God here we go again. Super 14 has become little more than a cash cow for the SANZA unions and worse, a predictable competition where we can say with a fair deal of certainty that the Crusaders will win, the Highlanders will lose the Hurricanes will provide much of ... Read More

Rugby Rules Rule Rugby

Categories: Opinion

Just for a minute or two, I want you to step away from what you feel about the game of Rugby. I love the game, but I am more and more regularly finding myself frustrated with the state of the game. How often have you found yourself frustrated at a refereeing decision, or wondering what would been if a ref hadn't run the game the way they did. The truth of the matter is that Rugby is a game ... Read More




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