Richard Paxton

Massive sports fan, with a particular passion for rugby in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres! Looking to share my thoughts and opinions with others who are equally as interested in all things rugby and/or sports related.

Unbeaten Blues and Highlanders reach 1st Super Rugby TT Final

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The Final of Super Rugby Trans Tasman will be contested between the unbeaten Blues and the undefeated Highlanders in an all Kiwi clash next weekend. The Blues will have home advantage on the 19th June, as they host the Dunedin-based Highlanders at Eden Park, in their first final since 2003. It’s hard to believe that its …

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New Zealand Super Rugby Teams 10 from 10, as Aussie Woes Continue!

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This weekend saw the second round of Super Rugby Trans Tasman matches, with five ‘New Zealand vs Australia’ encounters taking place.  The first round of fixtures saw the New Zealand teams romp home with 5 victories against their Australian opposition. Would the Australian teams fare any better this time around? Round 2 Results: – Hurricanes …

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Montpellier narrowly edge Tigers; Toulouse Champions for a record 5th time!

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This past Friday and Saturday saw the culmination of both the European Challenge and European Champions Cups.  Crowds were finally welcomed back to Twickenham, with 10,000 fans in attendance on Friday night to witness Leicester Tigers take on Montpellier in the European Challenge Cup; whilst Saturday saw 4 time champions Toulouse battle it out for …

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Sensational Start To Super Rugby Trans Tasman 2021

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Super Rugby Trans Tasman kicked off on Friday night, with the Highlanders hosting recently crowned Super Rugby AU champions the Queensland Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. With the various individual competitions taking place in recent months across both New Zealand and Australia (with varying success), I for one was apprehensive about what type …

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