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No More Rugby

We’re done. The teams have gone home, the flags are coming down, It’s all over bar the parading round the countryside with the Webb Ellis trophy. But there are lasting effects from watching rugby with a small child hovering around. … Continue reading

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Brad Thorn: The Last in an Occasional Series

Here’s Brad Thorn’s reaction to last night’s win. He looks physically and emotionally spent, and absolutely overcome by the moment. It was his final rugby game for and in New Zealand. He’s leaving New Zealand soon, to finish his career … Continue reading

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RWC Final: All Blacks 8, France 7

Thank god for that! I’m still recovering from the stress of it all. France had the better of the game, but the All Blacks hung on and hung on, sweating on a one point lead for most of the second … Continue reading

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Speaking of Brad Thorn

Here he is, on the cover of today’s paper. It’s a cool picture, but it would seem that the Dominion Post is not above a spot of gloating. I’m not sure that we’re quite as gracious in victory as we … Continue reading

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All Black Brad Thorn

Gregor Paul: Big bad Brad stamps his territory on Eden Park – Rugby World Cup – NZ Herald News. Brad Thorn is my niece’s uncle.  Away from the rugby paddock, he’s a quiet self-effacing mild man, the kind of man … Continue reading

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Flag Waving…

The start of the semi final is just over 10 minutes away. Here’s Petra and Travis’s contribution to the buildup:

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Relax (yeah right)

So the Rugby World Cup semi final between New Zealand and Australia takes place tomorrow night. The media’s going crazy with Australian pundits fanning out across the media landscape to explain why the All Blacks will choke yet again and … Continue reading

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