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MY TAKE ON SOME OF THE RUGBY NEWS STORIES WHICH COME INTO MY WORLD.

 

Pictures from a World Tour 2015 #2

Pictures from a World Tour 2015 #2

6 May 2015

One of the key reasons for my tour to Europe and North America this year was to visit and pay homage to World War I battlefields and to the rugbymen who died there. We did that for sure, but not before meeting our guide and having lunch at a very appropriate place for New Zealand war watchers in Belgium. Read more »

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Obituary; For an Irish star who played v New Zealand way back.

22 April 2015

Here's an obituary about an old Irish star forward who will be much missed. I met Jimmy McCarthy a number of times. Not only was he a lovely, friendly bloke but the Irish players of modern times loved him too. He was seemingly always close to the national team. This report on his death I reprint from the Irish Rugby Football Union's official website; Read more »

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Selected for the All Blacks in 3 different test positions; a top player who led a mixed life.

Don't you just love this picture of the two old locking buddies; Nev MacEwan and Colin Meads! (Taken while training before an All Black tiral match in 1959.

Selected for the All Blacks in 3 different test positions; a top player who led a mixed life.

10 March 2015

Special guest writer Adam Julian of Wellington delivers here a very fair profile on the rugby life and post-rugby life of 78 year old Ian Neven MacEwan. Read more »

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The 2014-15 New Zealand 7s team

4 March 2015

NEW ZEALAND SEVENS TEAMS IN THE 2014-15 SERIES (In brackets; are the Keith Quinn performance ratings for each player out of 10 so far this season) Read more »

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There are still very nice ways to speak in rugby union!

Always popular and obviously caring too - The Kenyan rugby sevens team and their management.

There are still very nice ways to speak in rugby union!

20 February 2015

I found this quote the other day while trying to find out a few notes about the 2015 Kenyan Rugby Sevens team ahead of the next HSBC Sevens World Series event in Las Vegas. When the star Kenyan try-scorer Collins Injera was urgently called home after the earlier Wellington Sevens to be with his wife who was expecting a baby any day suddenly it was considerable news. I put the news comment in here just because I like the way the Kenyan team management speak about their man. Enjoy it... Read more »

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The 2015 Wellington Sevens - Was it a Success? The Media had its Say in Promotion of this Event.

picture by Sean Glover

The 2015 Wellington Sevens - Was it a Success? The Media had its Say in Promotion of this Event.

8 February 2015

After all the pre-tournament chat which we Wellington sports watchers and listeners had been subjected to about how bad, shocking and terrible the Wellington 7s rugby event was going to be it is great to sit here now and recall, that from my opinion, just what a success it was. Read more »

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