Best Of The Rest

Jerome Kaino Auckland Blues New Zealand Super RugbyHere are 10 pieces from around the world covering topics like nutrition, tactics, ambition, potential, code changes, officiating, and some nostalgia.

Jerome Kaino Eyes All Blacks Return – by Marc Hinton

The star of the 2011 World Cup returns to training with the Blues this week after two seasons spent playing in Japan. Can he recapture his old form?

Ireland’s Execution Lets Them Down – by Murray Kinsella

No need to do a Breakdown feature this week, Murray’s already done it!

I Want To Achieve Great Things – by Donald McRae

Mike Brown said this in December, and he’s certainly on his way to succeeding.

Burgess Can Follow The Steps Of Sonny Bill – by Dave Craven

A view of Bath’s new star-to-be from a rugby league pundit.

Munster’s Food For Thought – by Simon Lewis

Player nutrition has become a priority in modern rugby. Here’s an interesting look inside Munster’s fueling station.

From Wallaby To Weightlifter – by Phil Harlow

Remember Alistair Murdoch, the old Waratahs three quarter? He was an impressive physical specimen for a back then, now he’s a champion powerlifter.

Tardits Still Grateful For Georgia Experience – by Loran Smith

An nice older article about former US Eagles and NFL player Richard tardits.

Lolani Koko and Israel Folau, A Comparison – by Tim Tufuga

When Folau switched to AFL back in 2010 he caused quite a stir. Here’s an interesting piece about the switch. Nearly four years later he’s a star in yet another code.

Catch Up With Alain Rolland – by IRB Media

A nice little video conversation with Mr. Rolland following his final international.

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