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Fitzpatrick: Lomu – our strength and weakness

As the most successful captain of the most successful team of all time, Sean Fitzpatrick knows a thing or two about winning.

A world champion just 16 days after his 24th birthday, Fitzpatrick went on to earn 92 caps for New Zealand, 62 of them as captain. 413 more words

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Ex-All Blacks keen to switch allegiance

A number of former All Blacks have confirmed that they intend to make themselves available for other countries at next year’s World Cup.

A loophole in the IRB’s Olympic Sevens qualifying regulations which allows capped players the opportunity to swap countries could open the way for the likes of ex-All Blacks Anthony Tuitavake, Sam Tuitupou and ex-Wallabies Mark Gerrard and Sitaleki Timani to represent the Pacific Island nations for which they hold passports. 278 more words

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Now, listeners will have heard all about the streaker versus security guard incident during Saturday night’s England versus the All Blacks test at Forsyth Barr stadium. 157 more words

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McKenzie eyes All Black scalp

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie believes his charges are showing the signs they are ready to defeat New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Since losing to the All Blacks the last time they played them, 41-33 in October, the Wallabies have gone on to win seven internationals in a row. 235 more words


044. Politics and Sport

I’m not one of those people who, in 1981, insisted that politics and sport don’t mix*.  Au contraire, I think that politics and sport overlap mightily. 384 more words


Stephen's big adventure

As of August 2nd, I’m unemployed! Who knows where that will eventually lead me, but in the short term it will lead me overseas for four months. 374 more words

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