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17 November 2017 - Two Guys and Springbok defeats

A few days after the Springboks suffer a record loss against Ireland, South Africa is beaten by France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup


#RugbyChat EP17 – November Internationals

It’s a solo show for the #RugbyChat this week. I talk about the November Internationals and Player Welfare. 225 more words


November Internationals 2017 Round 2 Predictions

With the Rugby World Cup only 2 years away this is the final opportunity for teams to blood new players and build squad depth. With teams at different stages of building that depth it can be a bit of a lottery picking the margins but we should have a good idea of the winner. 126 more words



It was the movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner !” that surprised audiences by introducing us to the reality of racial prejudice in . . . 244 more words

Barbarians v All Blacks

At last I’ve been at 2 matches over a weekend in daylight hours!  That means I have some photos to share, my camera is a bit rubbish with late kick offs. 446 more words


The Set of Six: Top 6 NZ U20 Rugby Prospects 2017

Rugby analyst Sam Verlinden makes his long-awaited return with a new Set of Six, looking at another six rugby prospects this year who could become future stars here in New Zealand. 550 more words


November Internationals 2017 Round 1 Predictions

There were some games last weekend but this is the real start of the November Internationals as all the Tier 1 teams play. There are also a few Tier 2 games going on but a lot of the sides don’t get involved until round 2 and there has to be a way of getting them more games. 99 more words