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Offering Knighthoods and talk of him becoming PM are just not fair on Richie McCaw. Back off Kiwis - especially those on TV!!

Offering Knighthoods and talk of him becoming PM are just not fair on Richie McCaw. Back off Kiwis - especially those on TV!!

17 August 2015

Offering Knighthoods and talk of him becoming our Prime Minister are just not fair on Richie McCaw. Back off Kiwis! And give our All Black captain room to be just that! Read more »

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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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