League could lose Benji Marshall to Union

Kiwi rugby league captain Benji Marshall and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper…entirely unpredictable, both capable of turning a game in a split second and both the key to their respective country’s hopes of victory on Sunday. Kangaroos coach Sheens reckons Marshall is guaranteed to become a target for rugby union at the end of his current … [Read the full story]

Flankers are on the rumble

For all the hoopla and headlines about Dan Carter, Jonny Wilkinson and Quade Cooper, this has been a World Cup defined not by perfect 10s but heavenly sevens. Those big-name fly-halves might still have the modeling contracts and skincare endorsements but they can keep them. The open-side flankers are on the rumble – and the … [Read the full story]

The All Blacks won’t win jack-shit

All eyes will be fixed upon the man who fills the jersey vacated by Dan Carter when the All Blacks step onto Eden Park in the Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday. Colin Slade is the man expected to be thrust into the No.10 jersey in the pressure cooker of rugby’s biggest … [Read the full story]

Crusaders crucify Sharks

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams inspired the Crusaders to a 44-28 win over the Sharks in the historic Super Rugby game at Twickenham on last week. In the first Super Rugby game played in the northern hemisphere, Carter scored 22 points including a try before limping off in the 62 minute and Williams showed … [Read the full story]