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RIP Martin Crowe Not Only a Cricketer but a Great rugby producer too.

Good rugby blokes talking about the 'Good Old Days' on the Martin Crowe rugby production 'Test Match Stories. From left; Keith Quinn, Bernie McCahill, Tane Norton and Peter Bush.

RIP Martin Crowe Not Only a Cricketer but a Great rugby producer too.

4 March 2016

These last few days there have been many fine tributes to test cricketer Martin Crowe. After his death the accolades to Martin have all been warm and all deserved.I was never a cricketer of any note but I would like to offer a tribute to him here if I may. Because Martin Crowe became a huge influence in my life. Read more »

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RIP Jules Le Lievre; A Good 'French' All Black Sadly Gone; The career of Jules Le Lievre is remembered.

A nice day in the life of the late Jules le Lievre (centre). Receiving his All Black cap in Christchurch in 2010. Others in the picture are also Canterbury All Blacks;(from left to right) Bruce Watt, Tiny Hill, Fergie McCormick and Jock Hobbs.

RIP Jules Le Lievre; A Good 'French' All Black Sadly Gone; The career of Jules Le Lievre is remembered.

16 February 2016

Jules Le Lievre – the Gallic All Black? A tribute here to a good (French)man of Canterbury rugby stock. Read more »

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This just in! There's always a question for a rugby stats man - but does anyone know the answer to this one?

Diego Ormaechea of Uruguay - he played til he was 40 - but is he the record holder in this category?

This just in! There's always a question for a rugby stats man - but does anyone know the answer to this one?

10 January 2016

Here is the latest question to test the real rugby experts among us (self-styled or not) You might even call yourself a nerd! But the question has been raised to me in recent days - what is the widest age gap between two players playing in the same team of a full and official rugby test match. Read more »

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An Obituary for how one game totally affected a top referee's career. RIP Humphrey 'Doc' Rainey of New Zealand

The dramatic picture which shocked the rugby world after the Lions v Canterbury game of 1971. Sandy Carmichael of Scotland took a hit from someone!

An Obituary for how one game totally affected a top referee's career. RIP Humphrey 'Doc' Rainey of New Zealand

3 January 2016

They say a week in politics is a long time. A lot can change... You could say that for a rugby referee the same principle applies. Back in 1971 Humphrey Rainey of Wellington who died on Boxing Day 2015 at the age of 89, was on his way to perhaps getting the call to control a test match on the British Lions tour Down Under of that year. But a week passed after a highly controversial match - and he did not. Read more »

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One of my All-Time favourite rugby writers Huw Richards leaves his mark on 2015. And they're brilliant!

31 December 2015

Good old Welshman Huw Richards whose written work I have always admired and enjoyed has obviously been keeping a super-close eye on the international rugby happenings of 2015. Read more »

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The Evolution of 100+ Years of All Black Test Captaincy

Will his All Black captaincy records ever be broken?

The Evolution of 100+ Years of All Black Test Captaincy

21 December 2015

WHO HAS HELD THE ALL BLACK RECORD FOR 'MOST TESTS?' From the start of the ABs until now. Read more »

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