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A Reflection: A Gentleman's Perspective on the Sisterland

Good ‘morrow my fine young squires and squiresses! It is with a quietly cherished honour that today’s fanciful missive comes square-between-the-eyes at you from the sisterland that the rag-tag locals refer to as “New Zealand”, or to us veritable Great British folk, “Wales-on-Sea”. 1,516 more words

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Brisbane stag du! Beers, strippers, roller coasters and rugby

Yep, southern hemisphere! I’m back, and what an event to return to. A truly amazing weekend of debauchery and excitement. One man’s last splurge of unmarried life. 807 more words

Home From Home

December 14th 2014.

I was up for an adventure in the land of the long white cloud. Something less extreme than that undertaken by Somerset’s former willow-wielders Nick Compton and Chris Jones. 1,061 more words

Waikato Mooloos appoint new head coach

The Mooloos will have a new head coach for the 2015 season.

Sean Botherway, 40, will coach the ITM Cup Waikato side next year alongside Carl Hoeft who keeps his assistant coaching role, with a backs/resource coach to be appointed in the new year. 92 more words

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All Blacks can beat the odds. Henry

Winning the Rugby World Cup on foreign soil has eluded the All Blacks but former coach Sir Graham Henry has confidence they can lift the trophy in England next year. 358 more words

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Hansen has All Black contract extended to 2017

Steve Hansen’s boss took a “nano-second” to consider whether he was the best man to coach the All Blacks beyond next year’s World Cup.

And though Hansen put a little more thought into his response he made it clear today it is a job he coveted as much now as when he first joined the team 10 years ago. 885 more words

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South African Racism - a breed apart

With the disturbing events of recent times in the USA – I’m referring to Ferguson and the racist fallout from other senseless murders of black people by white police officers in the USA – I have been reflecting a lot lately on my own racist history against the backdrop of a post-Mandela South Africa. 2,818 more words