Category Archives: All Blacks

Down the Blind Side, episode 19


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Down the Blind Side, episode 7


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Plumtree set to coach Ireland pack


Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree could soon be named as the forwards coach in the new Ireland set-up under Joe Schmidt, according to a well placed South African source. The Kiwi would join Les Kiss (defence) as the third main … Continue reading

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Bent setback needs some explaining


You many wonder why the storm that greeted Michael Bent’s arrival two months ago has withered to a whimper now that he has slipped off the radar. All depends on your agenda I guess. And we all have an agenda. … Continue reading

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Earth moving experience in Christchurch


We got a nudge to the tune of 4.2 in Christchurch yesterday. Alarming if you’re not from around these parts. Less so if already your life has been shaped by the earth moving experience of February 2010. Ireland don’t arrive … Continue reading

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Umaga favourite for Munster job


Tana Umaga is first in line to succeed Tony McGahan as Munster coach. The former All Black captain is on a shortlist of three with Canterbury’s ITM coach Rob Penney, and local hero Anthony Foley. So what do Munster do … Continue reading

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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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