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The All Blacks win over the Wallabies on the weekend did a lot to support the narrative that all is well in New Zealand again, but Hamish Bidwell says that would be naïve. Video
Time and again, Steve Hansen has shown himself to be the smartest guy in the room, but maybe this group of All Blacks have gone as far as they can go, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The amount of pomposity that accompanies everything the All Blacks do compared to the Black Caps is extraordinary, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The All Blacks' loss to Australia on the weekend feels like a great era is coming to an undignified end, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Talk just gets cheaper by the day. That's across all walks of life, obviously, but let's just confine this whinge to rugby and this week, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Brendon McCullum left New Zealand and world cricket better than he found it and his impact will be felt for many years to come, Hamish Bidwell writes.
In this week's rant, Hamish Bidwell takes aim at the concerns around All Blacks captain Kieran Read and Sonny Bill Williams and pays homage to Sir Brian Lochore.
The Black Caps might be finalists at the last two Cricket World Cups but we remain small fries for the sport's elite, Hamish Bidwell writes.
If you thought Saturday was a writeoff for the All Blacks, spare a thought for Hamish Bidwell.
The All Blacks coach's reputation is on the line if he perseveres with Kieran Read and Sonny Bill Williams, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Don't bother watching this weekend's Test match between the All Blacks and Springboks, Hamish Bidwell writes.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read earns about 10 times the amount of money the top Silver Ferns reportedly do, Hamish Bidwell explains why. Audio
Self-confessed curmudgeon, Hamish Bidwell, gives us his weekly thoughts on the state of World Rugby in the lead up to the World Cup in Japan in September.
Opinion - England might be the best all-round side in the tournament, but the Black Caps won't fear them when they meet in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final at Lord's, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Reece's selection again raises questions about the difference between what rugby says and what rugby does, Hamish Bidwell writes.
The Super Rugby season reached reasonable heights at times, but the alleged showpiece final was rendered an afterthought once the All Blacks' squad was named, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The Hurricanes should, by and large, be proud of what they achieved in 2019, Hamish Bidwell writes.
It's all very well for New Zealand Rugby to say they respect women and are determined to promote the female game, it's just that actions such as this undermine all that, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Saturday's match between the Crusaders and Hurricanes was the real final of the Super Rugby season, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Given the adversity the Chiefs faced in 2019, the franchise can call their Super Rugby season a successful one, writes Hamish Bidwell.
On their day, the Highlanders were as good as any Super Rugby team in 2019, but what often followed was soft and inaccurate, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Eight teams were whittled down to four at the weekend, but those remaining certainly aren't the best Super Rugby has to offer, Hamish Bidwell writes.
With the Blues' Super Rugby season over, Hamish Bidwell looks back at the weird, the wonderful and the worrisome from the Auckland franchise in 2019.
In a team renowned for its backline, it's a forward that has made one of the biggest impacts for the Hurricanes in 2019, writes Hamish Bidwell.
With the Super Rugby regular season wrapping up, Hamish Bidwell looks at the winners, losers and all the in-between.