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Tension, expletives and arguments - welcome to Rugby World Cup press conferences, writes Jamie Wall.
RNZ rugby columnist Jamie Wall peers into his crystal ball and predicts how this weekend's Rugby World Cup quarterfinals will play out.
Near Jamie Wall's hotel in Tokyo is a statue of Godzilla, but in the next 48 hours a more destructive force will blow through the Japanese capital.
Japan is in the grip of rugby fever, and tonight's game between the All Blacks and South Africa promises to be a titanic clash between the two traditional heavyweights of the sport, writes Jamie Wall.
Opinion - There's plenty to like about this World Cup squad. It was telling that the majority of questions today launched at Steve Hansen weren't about the players who were in the squad, rather the…
It took the All Blacks almost two hours after the final whistle to make it to their press conference. The official line was that they'd had the prime minister and the Wallabies in their changing room…
All of a sudden, this Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park tonight really means something. One week on from the clandestine approach that typified the buildup to the Perth disaster in the first test…
Opinion - To predict that the All Blacks would lose to the Wallabies last night was somewhat plausible, but it would have been another thing altogether to forecast a record hiding, Jamie Wall writes.
There's a lot of things to be impressed by this week in Perth. For a start, the brand new Optus Stadium, standing tall over the bank of the Swan River. It's ready to receive the record crowd tonight…
There's about 10 minutes to go in the test match, and a fight is threatening to break out. Not out on the Westpac Stadium field, mind you. It's three rows in front of our media box position high up in…
Tonight's match will give us a pretty good indication of whether or not the All Blacks and the Springboks are destined to meet for the game's ultimate prize, writes Jamie Wall.
Analysis - In a week of games that went down to the wire, New Zealand's sporting nerves have been severely tested, writes Jamie Wall. Video
Analysis - There's something different outside the All Blacks' hotel in Buenos Aires, writes Jamie Wall.
For the first time since their last World Cup win, the Black Ferns have a complete monopoly on New Zealand test rugby attention right now, Jamie Wall writes.
Analysis: The home team setup at Mt Smart Stadium leaves you in absolutely no doubt whose house you're in.
Analysis - For all its flaws, Super Rugby managed to cook up a sensational final weekend of a regular season. Now we can finally head into the finals.
Opinion - Just when you thought you had heavyweight boxing figured out, Andy Ruiz Jr dethrones British title-holder Anthony Joshua with a stunning seventh-round stoppage.
Could Lima Sopoaga's poor form abroad be a forewarning for fellow All Blacks thinking of chasing the cash? Jamie Wall asks.
It's about that time of the year that the All Blacks make every other test playing nation envious, writes Jamie Wall.
As Rugby Australia decides what to do with Israel Folau, Jamie Wall asks 'what next?'
Opinion - Six months ago, the signing of Kodi Nikorima would've thrilled Warriors fans. Now, not so much, Jamie Wall writes.
We're only six weeks into the NRL season, but it's as good a time as any to check in on the Warriors, Jamie Wall writes.
Opinion - Damian McKenzie may be the first casualty in the lead up to the World Cup, but replacing him with Dan Carter would definitely create headlines, Jamie Wall writes.
Israel Folau's unrepentant attitude towards those different from him proves he's no longer fit to be a professional athlete, writes Jamie Wall.
Opinion - All Blacks will be watching Valentine Holmes' transition from the NRL to NFL closely, Jamie Wall believes.