Tag: Ma’a Nonu

Show Me the Rugby Money: All Blacks Jersey Losing Value?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Once upon a time, European rugby was regarded as a well-earned big-money pension plan for All Blacks whose international careers were all-but behind them. No more. Now younger players want a slice of the northern hemisphere’s big-money action, too and they appear to be saying that if it means giving up on […]

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Top 14 Recap: Forget Carter – Now Nonu’s A Go-Go As Contract Silly Season Kicks Off

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Never one to give up the fight for Top 14 column inches, Toulon’s president Mourad Boudjellal at the weekend fired a signing salvo of his own to rival that of Racing’s coup de Carter. On Saturday, two days after Racing’s megarich owner Jacky Lorenzetti confirmed world-record point scorer Dan Carter would join […]

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Top 14 Recap: No Nonu, but Manoa is a Go-Go for Toulon

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Top 14 champions Toulon have once again dominated the sporting headlines in France. Even as Les Bleus were putting Fiji to the sword in Marseille on Saturday, the Var side’s transfer-market dealings were overtaking the rugby news agenda. It turned out it was something and nothing about Ma’a Nonu. French national pay-TV […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: Super Rugby Playoffs, Elgon Cup, IRB News, USA Rugby News, Player Moves

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NEW YORK, NY – Much like the week before, this issue of the preview will be served up like your favorite Scotch, quick and neat. Super Rugby has reached the knockout playoff stage and the Elgon Cup is in its return leg. We do have important news from the IRB to report plus the latest transfer […]

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Weekend Rugby Recap: Elgon Cup, USA Rugby News, Player Moves

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NEW YORK, NY –  Today’s article can be described as quick and clean. The final round of Super Rugby and the Elgon Cup was pretty much it on a relatively quiet weekend, but we have the latest transfer news/rumors and USA Rugby updates.  Let’s get to the Weekend Rugby Recap: Super Rugby: The RWU Super […]

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Super Rugby Round 12: Big Results on a Big Weekend

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AUCKLAND, NZ – Is it winter? It was t-shirt and shorts weather for us here today, hope it was wherever you might be in the world. Almost hard to believe it’s winter here in NZ, but then I turned on the TV and it’s wall-to-wall footy all weekend. So, I’m getting the best of both […]

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