Shhh! Just between you and me, Ned’s on a secret mission to the northern hemisphere. I’m not saying that Shag is involved, but let’s just say that it involves secret caches of Maketu Pies behind enemy lines. To cover my undercover moments, I’ve selected a few choice moments from the Road To Redemption.
Originally published 20 June 2010
MrsDavy and rugby and I have a complicated relationship.
Rugby understands that I love MrsDavy very much and sometimes that means I’ll put her first. And MrsDavy understands that I love rugby very much, and so on and so forth.
But they don’t really get along together. They’re not pals. MrsDavy is very polite when rugby is around, and rugby tries to keep its voice down when MrsDavy is in the house, even if sometimes it just has to let a roar loose.
So MrsDavy can occasionally surprise me with an observation about rugby that makes me think she really does care, deep down.
When I told MrsDavy that today was the 23rd anniversary of the All Blacks winning the Webb Ellis Trophy, she paused for a moment, looking pensive:
“That means there are children alive today whose parents weren’t born when we last won the World Cup.”
And she wanders off with a Mona Lisa smile and a little cheery hum in her throat, leaving me slumped with the burden of multi-generational failure.