A special relationship

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw writes about his special bond with John Key

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All Blacks not taking next victims lightly

The All Blacks insist they are not taking their next opponent lightly, as they prepare to play a warmup game against the Springboks in preparation for their finals victory.

An Apology

Now updated with even more apologising! It’s time for me to grovel and beg forgiveness. Occasionally I get it wrong. I’ve done it before. In an effort to be witty or clever I end up making an arse of myself and then have to fix what I’ve done. I’ve always considered it important to own…

Hitler Behind RWC Ball Choice

The main political parties have traded accusations of politicising public holidays and the Rugby World Cup. The claims and counterclaims come during an increasingly bitter election campaign. Both main political parties have used social media to accuse the other of breaking electoral rules. On Thursday prominent National Party affiliated blogger and columnist David Farrar claimed…

They Still All Died

From the Herald: Meanwhile, Yorkshireman Dave Ellis – who is in charge of the French defence – has revealed the team found strength to beat the All Blacks when they faced each other in 2007 by adopting a Spartan siege mentality. He told the Daily Mail that the Spartans against a million soldiers theme depicted…

Heaven Can Wait Until Next Week

We’re on the verge of our first World Cup triumph since 1987, and it looks as if the only thing standing in our way is a suspect-looking French team. Sure, 1999 and 2007 and all that, but the current lot don’t look to have the firepower to stun us as those two French teams did.…