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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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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OPINION: Hunger key for new All Blacks

The All Blacks midweek match against a French XV in Lyon was a teasing taste of what was and what should be again.
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OPINION: France prove that they can never be discounted

There really should be no surprise at what happened in Paris.
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OPINION: Maori All Blacks loss a warning for All Blacks

The Maori All Blacks have given their namesakes a few timely warnings ahead of the Test against France in Paris.
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OPINION: Baabaas clash had an extra edge

Steven Luatua dressed as Batman during the week with the Barbarians and he played like a super hero against his old team, the All Blacks.
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OPINION: Who stood out for the Maori All Blacks?

Charlie Ngatai may have found another path back into the All Blacks even if fullback is as cluttered as the midfield.
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OPINION: There’s still life in the trans-Tasman contest

This time there was no Houdini act; no great escape conjured in the final few minutes to see the All Blacks snatch victory from the Wallabies as they did in Dunedin.
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Jim Kayes: Two players caught the eye again

In a Test when the All Blacks again only fired for part of the match, there were two players who caught the eye yet again.
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