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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Six Nations shows World Cup is wide open - Kayes

The pressure of being favourites was always going to be a test for Ireland.
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World Cup squad contenders taking shape - Kayes

It’s perhaps inevitable that some of the performances in this Test will carry the asterix “against Italy” given how one sided the game was.
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2019 World Cup is wide open - Jim Kayes.

The All Blacks might be the sentimental and bookies’ favourites but next year’s World Cup is wide open.
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Plenty of positives from Tokyo try fest - Kayes

In an already cluttered midfield Ngani Laumape again gave the All Blacks selectors plenty to ponder, just as George Bridge showed he’s an outside chance to be at the World Cup.
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World Cup dress rehearsal gets a pass mark - Kayes

As dress rehearsals go, it wasn’t too bad.
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Williams shows class on return to the All Blacks - Kayes

Sonny Bill Williams really is a remarkable athlete.
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Blaming Barrett is too easy - Kayes

It's always good to have someone to blame after a loss and Beauden Barrett, because he missed a few kicks, is in many people’s sights.
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