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Speight showered with praise

Stephen Larkham believes Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is “rubbing his hands together” as he waits for Henry Speight to become eligible for action.

The Brumbies coach was speaking after wing Speight’s outstanding performance against the Chiefs, which saw him break the line 12 times. 152 more words

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Speight was told to snub All Blacks

When Henry Speight finally pulls on the Wallabies jersey in September, Australian rugby must extend much gratitude to his late grandfather Ratu Josefa Iloilo, the former Fijian president. 835 more words

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Speight still hopes for siblings visit

Australian rugby is salivating at the thought of ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight pulling on a Wallabies’ jersey later this year, but the Fijian flyer has been forced to postpone the dream of two of his siblings watching him play Super Rugby in Australia. 562 more words


Folau, Beale should stay in union

When Israel Folau was spotted having a coffee with the NRL’s head of football Todd Greenberg last week, it fuelled speculation that a return to rugby league was on the cards for the dual international. 1,045 more words


Brumbies face Waratahs in Sydney

Wins for the Sharks and Brumbies on Saturday confirmed the lineup for the 2014 Super Rugby semi-finals next weekend in Christchurch and Sydney.

As the lowest ranked side to make the last four, the Brumbies must travel to Sydney to face the Waratahs, who finished first in the standings at the end of the regular season. 210 more words

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How an Austronesian Concept Entered World of Warcraft

Read here about the history of “mana”.

Below: “Papuan Idols,” in With the World’s People by John Clark Ridpath, 1912.
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Caucaunibuca returns to France

Prolific try-scoring Fijian winger Rupeni Caucaunibuca is set to return to French rugby with a second stint at Agen.

The 34-year-old spent six seasons with the club between 2004 and 2010, twice finishing top try scorer in the ProD2. 184 more words