Jim Kayes

Jim Kayes has been covering rugby since the late 1990s across print/online, radio and television with The Dominion Post,, TV3 and Newshub, Radio Live and Radio Sport.  He's been to five World Cups, covered almost 200 All Blacks Tests and was on safari with the Lions when the British and Irish side last toured New Zealand, in 2005.

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Hansen will be a happy man - Kayes

With less than a year to go till the start of the World Cup in Japan, Steve Hansen will leave Nelson a happy man.
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Barrett shows why he is number one - Kayes

Beauden Barrett would be right to feel a bit aggrieved.
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The All Blacks coaches will be smiling - Kayes

Damian McKenzie’s little smile to himself when he is about to kick for goal is a bit of a crowd favourite.
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You have to feel a bit for France - Kayes

Rugby needs to bring the word “intent” into its rules.
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OPINION: All Blacks shred best defence in the Six Nations

It’s their second best start since Steve Hansen joined the All Blacks coaching staff but there was nothing second rate about this opening performance.
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OPINION: Heroic Cane stands up in season ending win

Take a bow Sam Cane, or perhaps, more importantly, take a load off those weary feet and ease that battered body into a comfortable chair.
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OPINION: Williams shines in epic Scotland clash

Scotland almost made history while Sonny Bill Williams continues to reinvent himself as the All Blacks hung on for a tense 22-17 win in Edinburgh.
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