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Dagg prepared to step up to the tee if needed

March, 2013 in adidas RS7

With Dan Carter sitting out the South African league of the Crusaders Super XV campaign as he and his wife prepare for the arrival of their first child, and Tom Taylor battling to recover from a knee injury, it looks as though Israel Dagg will be the understudy to Tyler Blyendaal when it comes to […]

Zac’s Back!

March, 2013 in adidas F50

Zac Guildford was back in to the swing of things at Crusaders training when we dropped by this morning, and from the light-hearted atmosphere at Rugby Park, Christchurch it looks as though all has been forgiven following his most recent run-in with alcohol. Guildford was wearing a pair of white, black and yellow adidas F50s, […]

adidas’ Firm Ground FF80 looks remarkably like the R15 II

March, 2013 in adidas FF80

adidas recently launched their latest rugby-specific boot, the FF80, with all the talk focusing on the strategically positioned 5th stud at the front of the boot, designed to target the exact area where flankers exert the most pressure when scrummaging and driving. But while the soft-ground version is sure to enjoy success as a result […]

What boots do the All Blacks wear?

March, 2013 in adidas

Following the recent release of the FF80, the latest addition to adidas’ range of rugby specific boots, we thought it was a good time to have a look at what boots the World Champion All Blacks, the marquee side in adidas’ stable of International teams, are wearing at the moment. All the props and locks, […]

Stewart has a Skreamer in his new Warrior boots!

March, 2013 in Warrior Skreamer

Prominent Sea Eagles’ fullback Brett Stewart played a key role in his side’s rousing win over the Broncos in the first round of NRL matches on the weekend, and he did so wearing a striking looking pair of Warrior Skreamer boots. Made from lightweight PU leather the Skreamer is as functional as it is eye-catching. […]

Umbro enter the NRL as Rabbits account for Roosters

March, 2013 in Umbro

The start of any season is always an opportunity to get a look an new and/or unusual boots, and we were surprised to see Rabbitohs winger Nathan Merritt wearing a pair of Umbro Geometra IIs as his side got their 2013 NRL campaign off to a winning start on Thursday night. We’d spotted Merritt’s team-mate, […]

SBW dons Asics for NRL return

March, 2013 in Asics Lethal

Sonny Bill Williams made his much anticipated return to the NRL last night, and he chose to do so wearing a pair of Asics boots. No doubt competition for SBW’s signature was intense amongst the leading boot manufacturers, but is was the Asics Lethal Flash which the Kiwi-born superstar sported when he joined the fray […]

X Blades Wild Thing Boot Review

March, 2013 in X Blades

We recently got hold of the new Wild Things from X Blades, so we thought we’d put them through their paces to find out just how ‘wild’ these striking looking boots really were! Robust construction, a centralised lacing system and the unique wrap-around tongue meant the Wild Things immediately made an impression with their superior […]

Julian Savea’s Mystery Black-Out Boots!

March, 2013 in Nike Vapor

We’ve noticed star All Black winger Julian Savea wearing an intriguing pair of boots in the Hurricanes’ first two Super XV outings this year, so intriguing in fact that we’re not a hundred percent sure what they are, and we need your help! Savea is one of the brightest young stars in the game, and […]