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Teo Fudakowski

Originally from New Zealand, I’ve spent the last five years travelling the world as a semi- professional rugby player. Since leaving New Zealand I’ve played in Australia, England, Germany, France and Poland. Aside from sport, my other great passion is writing and so I thought it made sense to combine the two and start sharing my views with the sporting world.

Why Changing The Residency Rule Might Slow Rugby’s Development

New Zealand v England

The decision to extend the three-year residency rule to five years as of 2020 will likely achieve the desired effect of slowing the drain of players from Pacific Island nations but it may have a secondary effect that slows the development of rugby worldwide. Everybody knows that bigger and richer rugby nations like New Zealand, Australia, France and England are …

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Why New Zealand Want Scotland To Win, But Need England To

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Courtney Lawes of England and James Hamilton of Scotland go up for the line out ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium on February 8, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

A New Zealand rugby fan mulls over whom the All Blacks faithful should be supporting ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash between England and Scotland. The upcoming match between Scotland and England on March 11 is one of the most anticipated ties of this year’s Six Nations. Not only will it be one of the deciding matches of this year’s championship …

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The Ugly Side Of New Zealand Rugby Raises Its Head Once Again

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: The All Blacks perform the haka during the international rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Loyalty to your club and loyalty to your country is something that is highly valued in the New Zealand rugby system but it seems that sometimes people forget that loyalty is a two-way street. The recent comments from All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen labeling Pat Lam as an “ex-New Zealander” was met with a defensive response from Lam, who …

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When Will The Six Nations Introduce Promotion And Relegation?

Italy v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Everybody knows that the Six Nations is the premier international rugby competition in Europe, but for some reason it doesn’t involve all of the best European nations. I’m of course speaking about Georgia. Georgia are better than Italy. If you want proof, just have a look at the current world rankings. Georgia are currently ranked 12th in the world, compared …

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