Rugby Category

Hi-Viz

Give a guy or gal a hi-visibility vest, give him or her a clipboard, give them a badge and you give that person power. At least, they think that’s what they have been endowed with. The right to control others. To an extent, that is exactly what they have been given. Some sort of say […]

Read More

First Rule of Being Cool

What’s missing? The bits, the pieces from the year nearly gone which made you laugh, shake your head in wonder, or simply defied belief. Maybe, just maybe, the stuff you wouldn’t mind seeing again? Fat, dickhead, white trash, English tourists. The big hit of last summer. Would I want to see the likes of them […]

Read More

No Winners

Is that true, what they say..there can be no winners? On Saturday afternoon, the decision was made to cancel the scheduled round five Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders, set to be hosted at Forsythe Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Media outlets cited the police as saying there were no official fears held […]

Read More

Bounce of the Ball

All Blacks give way to Black Caps as the kids turn blue and brown. Yesterday was the first attack of the beach for the season. The sun was shining, the day was warm if a little windy, the kids paddled and swam, dug and scampered, all as their dad failed yet again to prove himself […]

Read More

Something Every Day

There were some ‘learnings’ over the weekend, a weekend with ‘two half’s’ and which contained much I can gain ‘going forward’.  Firstly, I discovered, when my wife puts on a mid-winter Christmas, a casual invite turns into days of prep, dressing up, decorations and all the rest. Took me by nearly as much surprise as […]

Read More

Be a Good Sport

The All Blacks play France at the Cake Tin tonight in their second test match up. Head high anyone? Play hard and play fair. That was the message I received as a child growing up and learning various sports. I turned my hand to a lot of different options, from racket sports indoors and out, […]

Read More

Frantic Fan

I was nervous leading up to the weekend. Now I am petrified. A 20 year old rookie that can’t tackle in the younger Barrett, for a proven test performer and the only player that has looked to challenge out wide, Naholo. A player dropped after two seasons of nothing, Savea, to provide what…more of the same? […]

Read More

Caveman

Tonight is our chance, fellow men, to be just that, manly men. It has been a bit of a bugbear of mine for a while now. The emancipation of man. Not humankind, men. I guess first you have to ask yourself, as a man, do you feel oppressed, downtrodden, neglected, swept aside, ignored? Harsh language, […]

Read More

No pressure

We all have our passions, the things we care about greatly and get fired up over. How much of that is foisted onto our kids and is it fair to do? I love music and I have my own taste in genre and artist. Wide and varied, eclectic styles, none of which are what the […]

Read More

What dreams are made of

Here’s that rain again. Inspiring sure, but not today…okay. Not today because there are things on that could do without it. The rain will advantage others, or so it is said by those supposedly in the know. Not today because this is the weather that should have me in the mood to write. The thing is, […]

Read More