• SupeRugby re-imagined as Game of Thrones

    If the Super Rugby teams existed in Westeros, which families would bend the knee? We take a...

  • VIDEO: an announcement from John O’Neill

    It was intentionally snuck under the radar so you may not have noticed it, but on Monday...

  • My Week* – Quade Cooper

    Wednesday This personal development stuff is pretty cruisey. I’m not sure what it really means but with all the coloured pens and butcher’s paper, it’s just like being back in grade 2, except the questions aren’t as hard. The chick who is running it said that I needed to identify my weaknesses...

  • My 50th – Robbie Deans

    When a man turns 50, it is a time of reflection. It’s the sort of thing that gives an individual pause for thought. What is the higher meaning of life? How can the collective group that is mankind profit from one blokes endeavour? If there are no guarantees and nothing lasts forever...

  • Ask Bakkies: I can’t see straight

    Dear Bakkies, I’m an Irish rugby player recently involved in a nasty incident that took place in an international test match that you might be aware of. Within the first minute of the game, one of your team mates stuck his fingers so far into my eyes that they took his reverse...

  • Ask Bakkies – The moral outrage!

    Dear Bakkies, What a month I’ve had! I’m the CEO of the national organisation for a certain...

  • My Week* – Robbie Deans

    Friday In the morning some cereal and then back to back squash matches. If a man doesn’t...

  • Ask Bakkies; drongo won’t take the hint

    Dear Bakkies, I’m a rugby television producer in the Auckland office of a global satellite network. One of my key responsibilities is the commentator ‘talent’. And that’s my problem. Sure, TJ and Nisbo aren’t exactly rocket scientists, but at least their stupidity isn’t to such a level that it’s caused international incidents....

  • My Week – John O’Neill

    Thursday What is it about props and their fucking pay packets? I just finish cleaning up the...

  • Ask Bakkies – “I’m sick of making excuses!”

    Welcome to our new regular feature where our guest agony aunt Bakkies “Baby Eater” Botha will apply...

  • Ask Bakkies – “They won’t support me”

    Welcome to our new regular feature where our guest agony aunt Bakkies “Baby Eater” Botha will apply...

  • My Week – Chris Hickey

    Monday What a bloody weekend! Losing was bad enough, but having that chrome domed kiwi laughing about...