The number 10 is considered the most influential decision maker on the field (apart from the ref…). After watching #SuperBoomBoom on the weekend, I'm convinced the winning team, is the one that provides the most relevant information to their 10. Because when they do this, he is equipped to make the right decision instantly.

"This boy has what it takes to go on and play professional rugby". Boy was he right.

Written word-for-word in his Course Assessment, IRANZ Staff Coach Jeff Wilson spoke highly of a young TJ Perenara of his time at IRANZ.

TJ Perenara
Pictured: TJ Perenara attended IRANZ in 2008 before pushing on to play for the Hurricanes and the All Blacks.

England march on, under IRANZ Resource Coach Eddie Jones, they are destined to set a new record of 19 consecutive victories. Italy at Twickers, Scotland at “my field” will not bother them and Ireland in Dublin will be mouth-watering for the British media, but in my view those games are a fait accompli.

Following the Sydney leg of the World Rugby 7's circuit, I remember the Wellington Sevens which used to be such a fantastic spectacle. It is not a good omen for Justin Lester, the new Wellington mayor, that his city’s biggest public event has been destroyed by over-zealous policing.

There are some magnificent rugby locations around the world.

Newlands, at the foot of Capetown’s Table Mountain, is one that immediately springs to mind. There is another, probably less known, but certainly hard to beat – and that is Kapiolani park in Hawaii.

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