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April 2, 2012

Sometimes things just click. Things like coffee and chocolate, Ross and Rachel, Jesse Ryder and cheap booze and Richie Benaud and retirement (fingers crossed!). Then again, at the same time things can go so horrifically and painfully together that it’s a mystery they didn’t spontaneously combust at the time of asking. Last weekend I had […]

March 19, 2012

While a goldfish has the shortest attention span of any animal, Sonny Bill Williams has the shortest attention span of any sportsman. Last week we were told that Sonny Bill will next year be back in Australia, playing league for the Roosters. The code switch completes a whirlwind world tour which has seen the man […]

October 10, 2011

As far as World Cups go, this has been a reasonably tight one. Tonga upset France, Ireland beat the Wallabies, and on day two, Romania ran Scotland to the limit. Nonetheless, we’re left with a group of completely expected quarter-finalists, and the greatest upset of the tournament will be if the favourites don’t win. Yes, […]

September 19, 2011

Why wear a poker face when the game is rugby? In a week in which New Zealand rugby fans ‘lost their shyness’ according to All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith, I can’t help but feel there’s still one of us out there yet to come out of his shell. I’m talking about Graham Henry, who […]

September 5, 2011

Excellent. Not more than week after two successive losses puts the All Blacks’ World Cup favourite’s tag into serious doubt, their integrity is called into question by the aptly named Mark Reason. The All Blacks are ‘cheats’, apparently. No tiptoeing around it. Cheats. The ‘C’ word. According to him, our rugby team use off the […]

August 8, 2011

Last weekend it was made clear how the All White’s pathway to the next World Cup in Brazil will look by a draw made by a shockingly fat Ronaldo in Rio. To my surprise, the draw was conducted corruption-free (a FIFA first), leaving the All Whites a pretty positive scenario: win in Oceania, and beat […]

July 25, 2011

Somewhat masked by the hyped release of Rugby World Cup tickets, it seems almost every other competition in Kiwi (and world, for that matter) sport is struggling to attract attention. While here we are building for the biggest event we will probably ever host, we might be pulling attention away from the niggling problem that […]

May 16, 2011

When Manchester United systematically, professionally, and – most importantly – beautifully tore Chelsea to shreds on Monday morning, it all but ended the Premier League title race three weeks early. We all know the result, we all know the winner. End of story. This year’s Premier League has been the best in recent years. I […]

April 13, 2011

I’ve used this past week to jump firmly aboard the NZ Breakers bandwagon. All season they’ve been the best in the competition. Now, in the post-season, they’re one home win away from a grand final. I’m writing this before their last best-of-three semi-final against Perth in Auckland. Even if they are eliminated, and even if […]

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