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New Year, New Goals

With a new registration to Ironman Lake Placid, and another year of rugby under my belt is seems like it could be 2014 all over again, other than the fact I’m in a new state (North Carolina), with a new club (Charlotte Rugby), and most importantly, my supportive girlfriend is now my supportive wife. 656 more words

Pau 21-22 Cardiff

A 78th minute Steve Shingler penalty secured a last-gasp victory for Cardiff Blues away at Section Paloise to keep the dreams of Challenge Cup knockout stage qualification alive, but considerably shortened the lives of fans everywhere. 25 more words

Wales

The Goal Kicker by Paul Corrigan

1968. Richard is 18, a socially awkward loner in his last year of school. He lives alone with his grandmother. His world in a cosy New Zealand town is about to change. 165 more words

NZ Setting

Maintaining A Culture: Rugby

To quote Sir Winston Churchill “Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen.” Yet in recent times, there are happenings that if not stamped out could ruin the sport and its infamously known ‘gentlemen’ like culture. 925 more words

European Rugby Champions Cup: Irish Province Review

Leinster turn on the afterburners to destroy Montpelier

Make no mistake about this, Leinster were well on top before Francois Steyn decided to do his Triple H WWE close line on Sexton in the opening period. 1,141 more words

Lions Watch: Pre-Six Nations Squad Predictions

With the Six Nations less than three weeks away and the Lions tour looming large in the summer, Warren Gatland is closing in on his selections for the world’s foremost touring test team and will be looking for a mix of both established quality and form players in order to fell the All Blacks on their home turf. 2,749 more words

Life in Kobe!

Life in Kobe has been busy! I finally have the internet so I feel connected to the world again. It’s sad to say but searching for WiFi became a very important factor of my life! 568 more words

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