All posts tagged "Round review"

  • Mitre 10 Cup
    Mitre 10 Cup Round 9 (final round) Wrap

    Premier Finalists: Canterbury, Taranaki, Tasman, Counties Championship Finalists: Otago, Wellington, North harbour, Bay of Plenty Biggest losers: Auckland, Waikato and Hawkes Bay. The former two are powerhouse unions that lost crucial games to miss out on the playoffs. Hawkes Bay were promoted from the Championship last season only to drop straight back...

  • Mitre 10 Cup
    Mitre 10 Cup 2016: Week 4 Wrap

    New Breakdown Laws: ‘Matadors’ and ‘Sweepers’, no more ‘Jackal’ According to players in the Mitre 10 Cup the traditional openside role of the “Jackal” has all but gone because no-one, not even the tackler, can use their hands once a ruck has formed. Two new roles called “Matadors” and “Sweepers” have emerged...

  • Mitre 10 Cup
    Mitre 10 Cup 2016: Week 1 Wrap

    The Mitre 10 Cup, New Zealand’s domestic rugby showpiece, got under way Thursday night. Here’s what happened. Note: In last week’s preview I stated that there would be two referees; six point tries and two point conversions, penalties and drop goals; and amended Laws 15 and 16. I based that on what...