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The relationship between rugby and religion has never been more fragile, Hamish Bidwell writes.
On paper, Peter Fulton's appointment as the Black Caps batting coach makes very little sense, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - As we've become accustomed to in recent years, the four decent New Zealand teams won and the battling Blues lost, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Waisake Naholo can leave New Zealand with his head held high, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Lydia Ko will most likely be New Zealand's greatest golfer of all time, but armchair critics still think they know better than her, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - New Zealand's Super Rugby teams were incredibly underwhelming on the weekend, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - At 30, and already more than 100 All Black tests deep, is a new four-year deal for Sam Whitelock a bit optimistic? Hamish Bidwell asks.
Opinion - Sport stars like Jack de Belin may be great athletes, but they have a long way to go in the humanity department, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Now is the time for Stephen Kearney to step up and show Warriors fans what sort of coach he is, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Should Sevu Reece be part of the All Blacks' world cup conversation on current form and will anyone catch the Crusaders? Hamish Bidwell reviews Super Rugby Round 11.
Opinion - As professional rugby becomes increasingly dominated by Pasifika players, it will be intriguing to see how many go against the grain like Israel Folau, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Hysteria might be a bit strong, but news of Damian McKenzie's knee injury certainly prompted some strange reactions.
Opinion - For athletes like Greg Inglis, nothing can be more terrifying than life after sport, let's hope he has as much support in his transition as Israel Dagg has had, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Chiefs coach Colin Cooper proves the critics wrong and the Crusaders keep doing what they do - win, Hamish Bidwell reviews Super Rugby week nine.
Opinion - The amount of hype heaped upon young athletes and teams that are yet to actually achieve anything is absurd, writes Hamish Bidwell.
It's almost as if we're in the midst of a political campaign, rather than a Super Rugby season.
Opinion - It doesn't matter what the sport or occasion, folk are forever fussing about the last names on the teamsheet, and Tom Blundell and Ish Sodhi are the most recent example, Hamish Bidwell write…
The Young Football Ferns set the bar high in the world cup stakes - now comes the turn of coach Des Buckingham and the men's under-20 football side, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - If the All Blacks world cup squad was named tomorrow, who would be picked, Hamish Bidwell ponders.
Opinion - The Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders continue to impress while the Hurricanes go backwards, Hamish Bidwell reviews Super Rugby week seven.
Opinion - In terms of competition and entertainment, the NRL is a far superior product to the dwindling Super Rugby competition, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Was all this mankad madness just a way to drum up interest in the Indian Premier League, Hamish Bidwell asks.
Opinion - Building one successful NRL franchise in this country has been so hard that two looks downright impossible, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - The Blues and Chiefs win and the Crusaders suffer their first loss of the season, Hamish Bidwell breaks down the unusual state of affairs in the Super Rugby week six review.
Opinion - Now more than ever, New Zealanders should look to the Hurricanes and All Blacks halfback as inspiration for how they can contribute to society Hamish Bidwell writes.