Military-run is how I would describe my boarding school. There was a big emphasis on respecting people around you. I couldn’t get enough of rugby in my teens. I was playing for Te Aute College first XV and if we had a home game, afterwards I’d drive over to play half a game of club rugby at Clive in Hawkes Bay, where my brother played.
Posts Tagged ‘September 2011’
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Every four years New Zealand are installed as odds-on favourites to win the World Cup, and for the last five of the six global tournaments held they have done a Devon Loch and come crashing to earth.
It’s been 24 years since David Kirk’s All Blacks swept all before them to clinch the inaugural World Cup on New Zealand soil. In 2007 they failed to even make the semi-finals for the first time, defeat to France leaving Richie McCaw and Graham Henry (above) struggling for words.
Posted 656 days ago
It was a very frustrating start to the England World Cup training camp for me. I was delighted to be named in the 45-man squad but knew I would start behind everyone else as I needed a long-overdue knee operation.
I had a number of dates pencilled in for the operation, but once we lost the Aviva Premiership semi-final, I knew…
Posted 660 days ago
Our Scotland training camp has been great so far. It’s tough and very challenging, but enjoyable too.
I didn’t play in April and May, which gave the broken hand I’d picked up in the Six Nations a chance to heal. The guys that did play through to the end of the season then got a decent break as well, so by…
Posted 662 days ago
THE 2011 World Cup is now just weeks away and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to get into the spirit of the event. There are interviews with the star players, a look back at the 1987 tournament and debates on rugby’s big issues. Check out our contents for all the info…
Jonny Wilkinson reveals how hard…