In a pre-match interview, Declan Kidney said: “The belief is unquestionable. Just because you have a bad day doesn’t mean you can’t turn it around a week later.” And Ireland did just that. They may not have got that elusive first win against the All Blacks but they took them as close as I can remember. It was a big night for Christchurch and the people of Canterbury
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IRELAND ENDURED a miserable evening at Eden Park last weekend, the All Blacks running in five tries in a comprehensive 42-10 win to ensure their unbeaten run against the men in green remained intact. It may have been New Zealand’s first outing since the World Cup final last October and they may have capped three new players, but they still looked far and away the best side in the world.
Posted 344 days ago
THE STARTING XV features just the one change with loose forward Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito (knee) at blindside flanker, while his place on the bench has been taken by new cap Sam Cane.
All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said, despite last week’s first Test win over the Irish, there had still been a lot for the All…
Posted 780 days ago
US RUGBY players think of ourselves as entertainers and, after the two big earthquakes in New Zealand, that’s what I think we go back to when we try to lift our community.
It’s fair to say that we felt pretty powerless after the earthquakes, especially the recent one which caused such devastation in Christchurch and claimed so many lives.
You don’t know…
Posted 799 days ago
CHRISTCHURCH WILL will no longer be a venue for Rugby World Cup games this autumn following the earthquake in the city.
The AMI Stadium – or Stadium Christchurch as it would have been called during the tournament – requires extensive repairs following last month’s earthquake and it’s not known how long they will take. Coupled with the damage to infrastructure in…