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  1. waiopehu oldboy

    World Sevens Series 2021/22

    Dates have been announced: 26 & 27/11/21 Dubai - men & women 3 & 4/12 Dubai - m & w 21-23/1/22 Malaga, Spain - m & w 28-30/1 Seville - m & w 26 & 27/2 Vancouver - m 5 & 6/3 LA - m 1-3/4 Hong Kong - m & w 9-10/4 Singapore - m 30/4-1/5 Langford - w 20-22/5 Toulouse - m & w 28-29/5 London...
  2. waiopehu oldboy

    Northern Tours 2021 - NZ, SA, etc

    Samoa have cancelled their Northern Tour due to Covid-related travel issues. https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/126580776/samoa-cancel-rugby-tour-to-europe Main casualty is the Baabaas match at Twickers but a Samoa XV made up of UK- & Euro-based players may step in.
  3. waiopehu oldboy

    Bledisloe III at Perth, 5/09/21 - 4pm AEST

    How good is Sunday arvo footy at a packed venue? After the shitfight wrt if/ where/ when it would be played this should be a little more edgy than your bog-standard Dead Rubber Bledisloe. AB have probably arrived by now - no Whitelock, Smith or Mo'unga due to the imminent arrival of babies; no...
  4. waiopehu oldboy

    Sevens World Series 2021

    World Rugby have announced a revised schedule for the 2021 World Series. Men Vancouver 18-19/09 Edmonton 25-26/09 Singapore 29-30/10 Hong Kong 5-7/11 Dubai 3-4/12 Cape Town 10-12/12 Women Paris dates TBA Hong Kong 5-7/11 Dubai 3-4/12 Cape Town 10-12/12...
  5. waiopehu oldboy

    Olympic 7's

    With the repechage starting in Monaco overnight our time, how's probably a good time to recap who has already qualified & who's in the repechage. Repechage Pools are: Men - one to qualify Pool A Samoa, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Tonga, Mexico Pool B France, Hong Kong, Chile, Jamaica, Uganda* *...
  6. waiopehu oldboy

    SR T-T R5: Brumbies v Highlanders

    Clan: Josh Ioane, Patelesio Tomkinson, Michael Collins, Scott Gregory, Jona Nareki, Mitch Hunt, Aaron Smith (cc), Kazuki Himeno, Billy Harmon, Hugh Renton, Pari Pari Parkinson, Bryn Evans, Siate Tokolahi, Ash Dixon (cc), Ethan de Groot. Reserves: Liam Coltman, Ayden Johnstone, Josh Hohneck, Josh...
  7. waiopehu oldboy


    The call to transfer the match from Melbourne to Leichhardt has been made early, kickoff is now 2:35 local/ 4:35 NZ time Saturday. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/300326286/super-rugby-crusaders-confirm-sydney-trip-to-play-rebels-for-finals-push CruSadists currently third on...
  8. waiopehu oldboy

    SR T-T R4: Chiefs v Rebels

    Match has been pushed back a day, kickoff now 3:35 Sunday provided of course Rebs are able to fly into NZ on Saturday: if not then presumably Tribe will fly to Au. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/125293219/super-rugby-game-between-chiefs-and-melbourne-rebels-pushed-back-one-day
  9. waiopehu oldboy

    SR T-T R3: Waratahs v Crusaders

    It's Team Naming Thursday & still no Match thread so thought I'd better start one..... CruSadists have sent some reinforcements, most notably ScoBar, to Woolloongong. Blackadder & McAlister returned to NZ after failing HIA...
  10. waiopehu oldboy

    SR T-T R3: Highlanders v Rebels

    Clan CEO is confident Rebs will make it to NZ in time for the scheduled Sunday arvo match in Queenstown but have a Plan B of meeting them in Sydney...
  11. waiopehu oldboy

    SR T-T Rd2: Hurricanes v Rebels

    'canes: Jordie Barrett, Julian Savea, Billy Proctor, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen, Orbyn Leger, Jonathan Taumateine, Devan Flanders, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Scott Scrafton, James Blackwell, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles (captain), Xavier Numia. Reserves: Asafo Aumua, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Alex...
  12. waiopehu oldboy

    NZ July 2021 Tests (& other matches)

    NZR have announced what they're calling a festival of Pacific rugby for July. All Blacks vs Tonga, Saturday 3 July, 7.05PM, plus Māori All Blacks vs Manu Samoa (kick-off TBC), Mt Smart Stadium, AUCKLAND All Blacks vs Fiji, Saturday 10 July, 7.05PM, Forsyth Barr Stadium, DUNEDIN All Blacks vs...
  13. waiopehu oldboy

    SRT-T R1: Crusaders v Brumbies

    Razor's gunna have to make sme judicious calls here what with R2 being Reds away. In saying that same applies to Brumbies who've got Tribe in H-town next up so I'm expecting both will have five or six changes to the XV but only two or three to the 23.
  14. waiopehu oldboy

    Rugby Championship 2021

    NZHurld reporting that RC will be played August-September with matches both sides of Tasman. Expectation is that SA (assuming they front) & Argentina will only have to quarantine once & can therefore play Aus in Aus & NZ in NZ. No mention of what happens re: SA v Arg but I'd suggest Perth &...
  15. waiopehu oldboy

    Bledisloe Cup 2021

    NZHurld reporting that BC will be played over three consecutive weekends in August, possibly Wellington on 7th, Melbourne 14th & Auckland 21st. Two (presumably Melbourne & Auckland) will double as Rugby Championship fixtures.
  16. waiopehu oldboy

    Trans-Tasman Super Rugby 2021

    With the Super Round scrapped, this is the revised Round 3 draw: Updated fixtures for Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 3 Friday May 28 7.05pm – Hurricanes v Western Force at McLean Park, Napier Saturday May 29 5.05pm – NSW Waratahs v Crusaders at WIN Stadium, Wollongong 7.15pm – Blues v...
  17. waiopehu oldboy

    HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021

    After a 14 month hiatus the women's HSBC Sevens series will, Covid permitting, resume in May. Men will resume in October. https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/news/621170/hsbc-world-rugby-sevens-series-2021-plans-unveiled...
  18. waiopehu oldboy

    NZ Domestic Rugby 2021

    Super Rugby Aotearoa pre-season starts on Friday & there's a couple of new World Rugby-approved Law Variations: Goal line drop-out Scenarios 1. When an attacking player carrying the ball is held up in the in-goal or knocks the ball on in the in-goal, play restarts with a goal line drop-out...
  19. waiopehu oldboy

    2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa Squads

    All five squads being named today, Chiefs first up: Hookers: Nathan Harris, Bradley Slater, Samisoni Taukei’aho. Props: Sione Mafileo, Atu Moli, Ollie Norris, Reuben O’Neill, Aidan Ross, Angus Ta’avao. Locks: Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Josh Lord, Laghlan McWhannell, Tupou Vaa’i. Loose forwards: Kaylum...
  20. waiopehu oldboy

    Career Opportunities

    Only one possible candidate IMO......