Opinion

Gifford: Blues show grit video

Blues fullback Lolagi Visinia reaches out to score a try against the Rebels at Eden Park.

OPINION: Along with dancing feet and sleight of hand, this Blues team has a solid foundation.

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is angry over accusations of dodgy tactics late in the game against the Chiefs.

Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

SA rugby becoming second-rate

Halfback Nic Groom in try-scoring form for the Stormers, who were the leading South African Super Rugby side before this ...

OPINION: NZ needs Super Rugby teams in the republic to be strong.

Draw in Invercargill, anyone? video

Hats off to Crusaders centre Kieron Fonotia.

OPINION: The Crusaders can't return from their bye soon enough.

Bring back daytime rugby video

Damian McKenzie's magic helped the Chiefs escape with a one point win in Wellington.

OPINION: Highlanders may have hit the wall - and why can't we have daytime rugby in NZ?

Brilliant Barrett a flawed genius video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett left 13 points out on the paddock on an off night at the Cake Tin on Saturday.

OPINION: Canes star should be kicking himself − but would he miss?

Reason: Good on you Ardie

Former New Zealand Sevens player Ardie Savea.

OPINION: The Olympics is a pool of golden sewage, ditching it for Super Rugby is the right call.

Ref Review: Control? video

Chiefs centre Seta Tamanivalu is awarded a try against the Hurricanes...but did he lose the ball?

OPINION: Where did we get the idea that "control" was needed when scoring a try?

Super Rugby doesn't deserve NZ video

Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles epitomised the talent on show in the clash in Wellington.

OPINION: The thrilling game in Wellington was an example to overseas conferences.

Hinton: Barrett needs to kick on video

Beauden Barrett produced some masterful touches for the Hurricanes, but couldn't guide them to victory over the Chiefs.

OPINION: The matchup of NZ's best No 10s at the Cake Tin produced as many questions as answers.

Rugby's burning questions

Israel Dagg has rocketed back into All Blacks discussions after a stunning return to Super Rugby.

Stuffs rugby scribes tackle the big issues of the week and come up with their All Black bolters.

Four Kiwi teams in playoffs?

Beauden Barrett produced his best performance of the season for the Hurricanes to enhance his All Black claims in Melbourne.

OPINION: Super Rugby Team Talk questions why the Chiefs hate Wellington and slams AAMI Park.

Carter's curious comeback gong video

The latest World Cup success was particularly sweet for Dan Carter after his 2011 disappointment. But does that ...

OPINION: Prestigious award recognises AB's achievement, but was it a "comeback"? Where had he gone?

Hinton: Dagg, Jane are golden oldies

Israel Dagg had plenty to be happy about in his return to Super Rugby action in  Christchurch.

OPINION: It seems two of NZ rugby's old-codger brigade might not be quite ready for the retirement home.

Are we watching Stupor Rugby?

Japan's Sunwolves appear to have hit the wall in their inaugural Super Rugby season.

OPINION: Eddie Jones says Super Rugby sends him to sleep, that should be a wakeup call.

Feisty Andy Ellis unleashes

The feisty approach of Crusaders halfback Andy Ellis, scoring the opening try against the Jaguares, runs throughout his ...

OPINION: This is Blackadder's last season as coach, and that's hugely significant.

Burning questions: Who at No 12?

Ryan Crotty is right in the mix for the All Blacks No 12 jersey to face the Welsh in June.

In our regular segment, stuff.co.nz's rugby scribes tackle the burning questions of the week.

Are young stars ready for ABs?

Damian McKenzie is one of a large group of young stars performing well for New Zealand Super Rugby teams.

OPINION: How will the All Blacks go replacing their retired superstars?

New Zealand Rugby need to address sevens' selection

Beauden Barrett's vision and pace would have been perfect for the New Zealand sevens side.

New Zealand are in serious danger of missing gold at Rio in the sevens.

Aussie rugby's cash crisis bad for NZ

The Australians are paying the price for propping up the Melbourne Rebels.

OPINION: It's tempting to put the boot into Australian rugby when it's down but we shouldn't be gloating.

Hinton: Crusaders the quiet achievers

Kieran Read and the Crusaders have now fun off five straight Super Rugby victories.

OPINION: The best team in Super Rugby not named the Chiefs might just hail from down in red and black country.

Fins up for Tasman Makos

Joe Wheeler is among a raft of Tasman Makos players who has re-signed with the team.

OPINION: Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about how they are tracking in lead-up to NPC.

Reason: Chiefs bring back the fun video

Chiefs playmaker Aaron Cruden spots a gap and hares for the tryline against the Blues in Hamilton on Friday night.

OPINION: Aaron Cruden isn't just the best No 10 in NZ right now, he is one of the best of all time.

More signs of potent Crusaders pack – amongst groan-inducing turnovers

Luke Romano of the Crusaders takes aim at the Western Force's Angus Cottrell in the 20-19 victory in Perth.

Wins don't get much uglier than the way they scraped to a one-point win in Perth.

Fast track for McKenzie? video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie is having himself a fun time for the Chiefs in 2016.

In our regular segment, Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby scribes tackle the burning questions of the week.

Hinton: Cruden's the man at No 10

Aaron Cruden showcased against the Brumbies on Saturday night why he's the best No 10 in New Zealand right now.

OPINION: In 80 minutes of explosive and exquisitely precise footy in Canberra on Saturday night the Chiefs playmaker took a firm grip on the All Blacks No 10 jersey.

Crusaders pack are dark horses video

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett, a brute with ball in hand, is tackled by Lions fullback Andries Coetzee as he scores a ...

OPINION: Losing Richie McCaw and Dan Carter strikes hard at any side, but they have plenty going for them.

Can Hurricanes make playoffs?

Can Ardie Savea and the Hurricanes continue their Super Rugby resurgence all the way into the playoff mix?

Our leading rugby scribes tackle the burning questions, including the Hurricanes' post-season hopes and options at halfback and hooker.

Hinton: Diggin' these deep Chiefs video

Charlie Ngatai had a ball for the Chiefs against the Force in Hamilton on Saturday night

OPINION: Dave Rennie's men have that mix of brilliance and resilience.

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