The Tip-On

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Weekly analysis of professional rugby in New Zealand from Ben Wylie of The Chase Rugby
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  • Off the mark
    16 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to remind yourself of how things were at the start of Leon MacDonald’s tenure with the Blues, you can watch highlights of his first win as hea...
  • Late bloomer
    09 Jun 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to hear about the unconventional path into professional rugby taken by Liam Mitchell, you can watch a brief Sky Sport feature on the Hurricane...
  • Namesake
    02 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to see Otago BHS first five Finn Hurley — last featured in this newsletter impressing for the Highlanders’ U18 team last year — scoring a deli...
  • Best seat in the house
    26 May 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to listen to Lauren Jenner — who made her officiating debut at Super Rugby level in Auckland last Saturday, and will be running touch again at...
  • Turning the page
    19 May 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to remember what Kieran Read — who bowed out of professional rugby for good last weekend after Toyota Verblitz’s defeat in the Top League semi...
  • Primary colours
    12 May 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to take a look back at Reds tighthead prop Taniela Tupou’s exploits as a schoolboy prodigy in New Zealand ahead of the opening round of Super ...
  • Keep going
    05 May 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to find out about the experiences of Heather Alley — grandmother of current Black Ferns and Chiefs midfielder Chelsea — reporting on rugby ano...
  • Building partnerships
    28 Apr 2021 • 11 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to watch Hurricanes fly-half (and former New Zealand U19 cricketer) Ruben Love have a net against his girlfriend, White Ferns and Brisbane Hea...
  • Back on track
    21 Apr 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to listen to 2022 Rugby World Cup Tournament Director Michelle Hooper speak to Ashley Stanley of LockerRoom about the rescheduling of next yea...
  • The spoils
    14 Apr 2021 • 11 min read
    Welcome to this week’s edition of The Tip-On! If you want to watch former Hurricanes loose forward Victor Vito “doing All Black things” — as Tom Savage of Three Red Kings put it on Twitter — you can f...
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