Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Best and Worst of a Terrific Tournament

  At the end of a terrific tournament here are my bests and worsts.    Best Team: The Awlblex  Worst Team: Fiji  Best Match:  The best was kept till last. What a contest: when the stakes were at their highest … Continue reading

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Last lap in Wellington

  It is 11am, the morning after the night before, and Wellington is sunny, warm and well removed from the howling wind and rain of yesterday. Typical. This evening we’ll make our way back to the Cake Tin for the … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand in Dunedin

  Remember a time when there wasn’t a house in Ireland that didn’t have net curtains? And over years soaking up cigarette smoke they would take on a yellow hue, one that could turn a bright day bad? Well they’ve … Continue reading

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Accurate and aggressive and getting better….

 From brutal form and no wins from four August games to four out of four in the World Cup and some very positive form. The only downer in what was as accurate and efficient a performance as we’ve seen from … Continue reading

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