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Now that the All Black pre-World Cup tests are over Keith Quinn offers some conclusions as to how the All Blacks might win the big tournament.

Now that the All Black pre-World Cup tests are over Keith Quinn offers some conclusions as to how the All Blacks might win the big tournament.

16 August 2015

Elsewhere on this website I have offered my views on all of the very public discussion and chat about whether Richie McCaw might or might not be Knighted for his 'Services to Rugby.' But out of the final All Blacks pre-Rugby World Cup game (the 41-13 win over Australia) there were a couple of other good and bad things which also merit discussion. Read more »

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Test Match #2 of the 2015 All Black year is over; Keith Quinn reports.

20 July 2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE ALL BLACKS V ARGENTINA TEST MATCH 18 JULY 2015 ..... Read more »

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Test match #1 of the 2015 All Black year is over; Keith Quinn reports

(To the left); The Samoan Head of State, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi and (to the right) the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi (thanks Ken!) But who's the Palagi in the light blue shirt clapping so keenly?

Test match #1 of the 2015 All Black year is over; Keith Quinn reports

9 July 2015

This is my summary of everything I gleaned about New Zealand v Samoa game in Apia - from the ample sofa at my place in Wellington. Weather, match report, & TV review it's all here. Read more »

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Some stuff You never knew about the rise and rise of Samoa rugby- and New Zealand's role in its early years.

It's always fun when Manu Samoa's supporters are around!

Some stuff You never knew about the rise and rise of Samoa rugby- and New Zealand's role in its early years.

8 July 2015

A brief history of the first years of contact between NZ rugby and Samoa. And Samoa's best moments. Read more »

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Its always worth reading about again; the day Manu Samoa arrived on the Rugby World Cup scene - and beat Wales!

8 July 2015

This is a piece I wrote for a history of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. I tried to capture with dignity (and fairness!?) one of rugby's most memorable days. Though perhaps Welsh fans might not agree! Read more »

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Its the 20-year anniversary of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Read one man's view on a great but hugely controversial rugby occasion

Its the 20-year anniversary of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Read one man's view on a great but hugely controversial rugby occasion

25 June 2015

So what about that 1995 Rugby World Cup - and especially the final? Well, the whole thing was a great event with the All Blacks playing by far the best rugby of any team at the tournament. That of course was never better shown then in the way they demolished England by 45-29 in the semi-final at Cape Town. Read more »

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