Tag Archives: All Blacks

516. Ned’s Invited To A Party At Tony Brown’s House

I’m heading south tomorrow for the big shindig in Dunedin. And LittleDavyOne is taking a break from Typing and Tapestry studies at Balclutha Polytechnic to join me. So it could be a famously disreputable weekend which we will never discuss … Continue reading

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513. Weekend Rugby Wrap

All Blacks 39 – 21 Wales Wallabies 28 – 39 England South Africa 20 – 26 Ireland By hokey, isn’t it good to have international footy back on? And, away from the singularity of a World Cup, we’re back to … Continue reading

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512. Five things that could go wrong tonight

Yes, yes, yes. The All Blacks are favourites to win tonight. The TAB has them at $1.07, with Wales at $7.50, and the winning margin split at 17.5 points.  We play the game not to see how clever the bookies … Continue reading

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511. All Backs 19 – 0 Wales

Now this one is from 31 May 1969: the first test, played at Lancaster Park. And it’s worth remembering for a few things, starting with some names that will generate a frisson of excitement for kiwis of a certain age. For the … Continue reading

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510. The Replacements

It is not fair to compare the newish players stepping into the shoes of Woodcock, McCaw, Carter, Nonu and Smith, as selected by Shag for the first test against the Welsh So that is what I will now do, because … Continue reading

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497. Spoiler Alert

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490. Omens

I’ve left the entrails in the chicken, and instead refer to history for some omens that are good or bad for the Wallabies and All Blacks. ‘No team has won back-to-back tournaments’. Australia +  New Zealand – ‘The team that knocks … Continue reading

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488. Cats That Look Like All Blacks

Today is a rest and recuperate day, so something light and fluffy. This one by Jono and Ben is doing the rounds (hat tip: NiceNieceAnna), and LittleDavyOne is enamoured with Shag the Pug. (Still not getting one, though.)  

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486. From The Couch: SF#1

New Zealand 20 – 18 South Africa We’re going to get a mountain of stats over the next few days, and they’re all going to support the story of our eyes: the All Blacks had all the wood and nails … Continue reading

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485. Winning Against The Boks

Last week in my anxious I provided some free advice to Shag about how to beat the French. I’m grateful that he followed it to the letter: A Quick Start Kicking Accuracy Discipline Contest Pull The Trigger Now that we … Continue reading

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