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You hope New Zealand Rugby have plans in place to help the game prosper, or at least survive, but I'm not holding my breath, writes Hamish Bidwell.
It's a bit late, and more than a bit rich, for UK Rugby League clubs to start playing the morality card now, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Never has Hamish Bidwell been so uninspired about a new Super Rugby season.
Banning junior representative rugby may have been a noble idea at first, but it has done more harm than good to provincial unions, writes Hamish Bidwell.
At the end of 2018, it seemed New Zealand Rugby had turned a corner and started respecting women, but a year later it appears all that work has been undone, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Analysis - What a sporting year it's been, writes Hamish Bidwell. Let's start with a few of the highlights.
Opinion - What's Christmas without a wishlist? And, what's more, what's the 2019 wishlist without a review of 2018's first? Here goes, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The leaders of our national sport have once again shown how conventional and conservative they are, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The new All Blacks coach has a lot more to prove than his predecessors, writes Hamish Bidwell.
If Ian Foster and Scott Robertson were the only two genuine candidates for the All Blacks' top job, then New Zealand Rugby is in greater strife than we realised, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Like a dad with no idea how to cook dinner, you feel the Crusaders just grabbed a bit of everything they think people will like, thrown it in the pot and hoped for the best, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The racial abuse levelled at England cricketer Jofra Archer is another stain on New Zealand's reputation, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The way the past two weeks have played out makes it seem like New Zealand Rugby have already decided who the next All Blacks coach will be, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Warren Gatland's recent comments about doping represents a positive development for those who'd like sport to be a level playing field, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Sport can be tough on athletes' bodies, but it's their minds that need looking after most, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The New Zealand cricketer, turned television commentator, has long been among the most authoritative and entertaining voices on sport, writes Hamish Bidwell.
If the Tonga rugby league phenomenon has taught us anything, it's that some players will eventually go with their hearts and that fans will follow, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The tournament finished with a worthy winner, had an upset or two and patches of useful footy, but I honestly won't miss it, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion: Sonny Bill Williams is right - the All Blacks do need a Pasifika or Māori coach, writes Hamish Bidwell. We're overdue for a Pacific Island or Māori coach of the All Blacks and not just in an…
The ever positive Hamish Bidwell is putting the disappointment of the rugby in the past and switching his focus to cricket on the eve of England's tour of New Zealand.
First England annihilate the All Blacks and then South Africa and Wales send the sport back to the stone age, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion: Now's not the time to feel sorry for anyone. Amid all the hogwash being talked in the aftermath of New Zealand's 19-7 Rugby World Cup semifinal defeat to England, is how we ought to spare a…
Opinion - Don't let Steve Hansen fool you, his successor to the All Blacks throne should still be Scott Robertson, not Ian Foster, argues Hamish Bidwell.
In case you had forgotten, there are other sport events on at the moment other than the Rugby World Cup, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The rugby gods listened to Hamish Bidwell and have given him what he wanted - a New Zealand-England semifinal - but he's not still not happy.