Category Archives: RFU

RWC 2011 – History repeating itself?

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Today is my birthday. No big deal at my age really and apologies for mentioning it. But I would have liked a birthday present from the England Dwarf Throwing, Binge Drinking, Ferry Jumping, Teflon Hands, Bungy Jumping, Rudderless, Witless, Clueless Rugby Team. … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – just about to begin!

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Last weekend, John and I managed three games, SA/Samoa, England/Scotland, and Wales/Fiji. In my view three of those teams will be contesting the semi finals, the other, of course, will be the AB’s. But first, Saturday night. Well, to be … Continue reading

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Passage Rock Syrah 2009 – surprisingly good

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I like my wine full of body and flavour, so I tend to stock my “cellar” with Bordeaux style wines. That preference has pushed me towards the Bordeaux blends from the various Waiheke Island producers, but to simply review Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec mixes for … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 hotting up nicely, but not the weather.

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The second round of games is almost over and the groups are beginning to take shape. Ireland’s win over Australia has been termed a “shock”, but for those of us who witness Irish rugby regularly the result was not nearly … Continue reading

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Wow! What a start to RWC 2011

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The atmosphere on Friday night at Eden Park was fantastic, and the Opening Ceremony an absolute delight.  These opening events can be overly long and are often too convoluted, with the organisers trying to cram as much into the event … Continue reading

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Style v Substance

I did not go to the Millenium on Saturday, the lure of Ladies Day at Newbury Races was too great. But I have seen the match highlights and read the reports, but really, need I have bothered.  Select a team that is … Continue reading

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Black and White

The fuss over England’s black away strip for the Rugby World Cup seems to want to run on for a while longer. Apparently the rugby loving fans of New Zealand see it as an affront and have complained in their thousands. Even Jonah … Continue reading

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