Concussion an ongoing issue

By Jake Beleski [email protected] James Broadhurst’s retirement from rugby due to the ongoing effects of concussion is the latest chapter in a worrying trend that continues to envelop the sport. The former All Blacks’ and Hurricanes’ lock... read more

Barrett deserves call-up

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Is there anything more bemusing for a Super Rugby side than trying to find ways to contain Hurricanes’ first five Beauden Barrett? Yes — trying to contain two Barretts. Beauden has hogged the headlines in recent weeks... read more

Lack of killer instinct

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Kane Williamson is rapidly racing towards the mantle of greatest ever New Zealand batsman, but he is a long way from becoming New Zealand’s greatest captain. Williamson’s majestic 176 in the Black Caps’ first... read more

Smith facing toughest test

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Far more than competition points will be on the line when the Hurricanes clash with the Highlanders in Wellington tonight. Aaron Smith will be able to kiss goodbye his hopes of wearing the No 9 jersey against the British and... read more

Bad pitch, thrilling cricket

By Jake Beleski [email protected] The second cricket test between India and Australia was one of the most riveting matches in recent memory. Not because of blazing boundaries or ferocious bowling, but because of a terrible pitch that had batsmen from both sides... read more

Super Rugby nearly upon us

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Can the Hurricanes go back-to-back? With Super Rugby less than three weeks away, we’ve reached the time of year where everybody becomes a rugby expert, fantasising about their team lifting the trophy in August. With that in... read more
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