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Opinion - If the Warriors are to be a credible NRL club, then the administrators must secure a coach that other teams also want, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - It is becoming increasingly apparent that players, not administrators, will be the ones that need to make rugby more sustainable, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Before Covid-19, Otere Black had helped create a winning formula at the Blues, now he'll take a back seat to the Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter show, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While sports organisations around the world are forced to lay off staff due to Covid-19, athletes continue to cash their large cheques, writes Hamish Bidwell.
This is a never-to-be-repeated opportunity for the team to be based in Australia and to play without fear of criticism, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Former Black Caps Brendon McCullum and Simon Doull recently said there needs to be sole leader of the New Zealand cricket team and Hamish Bidwell tends to agree.
Letting New Zealand's highest earning rugby players return while everyone else sits on the sidelines is not on, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Sam Cane is a nice bloke and will do a fine job as All Blacks captain, but his appointment shows rugby is a sport incapable of change, writes Hamish Bidwell.
If New Zealand Rugby wants to truly fix its problems, then it should focus on its domestic competition, not Super Rugby, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While big ticket sports and competitions will resume once Covid-19 is past us, the future doesn't appear as bright for our finest best of all, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While Australia Rugby League chairman Peter V'Landys is trying to resurrect the NRL season, it will be the competition's players that undermine his work, writes Hamish Bidwell.
This is a chance to create genuine sporting hubs in New Zealand, writes Hamish Bidwell.
With the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier this week, Hamish Bidwell wonders if the all 33 sports that make up the Games deserve to be part of the programme.
Opinion - Professional sport should be the last thing people worry about during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Kalyn Ponga's potential and charisma are undoubted but he has a wandering eye and itchy feet - and doesn't even play rugby, Hamish Bidwell writes.
The reason no one is criticising the White Ferns' performance at the T20 World Cup is the same reason they'll never make a fortune, writes Hamish Bidwell.
For Savea to not only choose another code, but to do it in honour of his family and heritage, would represent a remarkable change for the better, writes Hamish Bidwell.
By virtue of being Black Caps' head coach, Stead appears to think he's entitled to a bit of respect and to have his words and deeds accepted without question, writes Hamish Bidwell.
You hope New Zealand Rugby have plans in place to help the game prosper, or at least survive, but I'm not holding my breath, writes Hamish Bidwell.
It's a bit late, and more than a bit rich, for UK Rugby League clubs to start playing the morality card now, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Never has Hamish Bidwell been so uninspired about a new Super Rugby season.
Banning junior representative rugby may have been a noble idea at first, but it has done more harm than good to provincial unions, writes Hamish Bidwell.
At the end of 2018, it seemed New Zealand Rugby had turned a corner and started respecting women, but a year later it appears all that work has been undone, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Analysis - What a sporting year it's been, writes Hamish Bidwell. Let's start with a few of the highlights.
Opinion - What's Christmas without a wishlist? And, what's more, what's the 2019 wishlist without a review of 2018's first? Here goes, writes Hamish Bidwell.