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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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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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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