News from Greymouth

We’re still over in Te Waipounamu, where the only sport of note is Rugby Union, with the primary, if not sole emphasis being on all things All Black. But not for much longer, will their shirts be simply All Black. The local corporate media have run stories of a new sponsorship deal with American international [Read more]

Who Do You Think You Are?

As I jumped on the tram immediately after work on Friday, the familiar thrill of Friday Night Football was back. The worries of the five previous working days were swiped away with my Myki as I shook off the dust of the CBD and crawled towards Brunswick St. The clear air of the weekend descended [Read more]


By Richard Jones It was never going to be an easy assignment. A Victorian venturing forth to take in his first, live look at a transplanted northern states’ code in Australian Rules heartland. But I agreed to accompany our English son-in-law, his Dad who’s out in Oz on a summer holiday and sundry Queenslanders and [Read more]

The Agony & The Ecstasy

Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi-Finals Review – Finals Preview   by JJ Leahy The Semi Finals France 9 d Wales 8 Rugby is the number one sport in Wales and their team carries the hopes and the weight of a nation in the same way as the All Blacks do for New Zealand. In the late [Read more]

Rugby World Cup: Review/Preview

Rugby World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Review – Semi Final Preview  There Were Eight – Now There Are Four JJ Leahy     The Quarter Finals The makeup of the final eight teams were as most would have expected, but not some of the results on the way through were not.

The Rugby World Cup so far

Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool Matches : The Davids v The Goliaths by J J Leahy Only four nations have won the six Rugby World Cups held to date – South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia. A fifth country, France, have played in two Grand Finals. These are “The Goliaths”. The remaining 14 countries [Read more]