Tag Archives: Ned

504. On The Road Again

Yesterday I drove up to Taranaki to see my mate Captain Tinarse before he flies out on his next assignment. We had a long night that might have involved red wine, and certainly did involve a lot of re-telling remembered … Continue reading

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502. Life Goes On

I guess I’ve been fairly focused on rugby for the last six weeks. Certainly my posts have contained a fair amount of it. Here are some of the things that I noted, but did not write about: 18 September: Volkswagen … Continue reading

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501. The Day After

Boxing Day. The day after the wedding. The day after the World Cup, or the exam final, or a childhood’s birthday. The day when all the intense focus and anxious of the Big Day has evaporated leaving you … what? … Continue reading

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498. From The Floor: #RWC2015 Grand Final

Australia 17 – 34 New Zealand It’s been a couple of hours since the final whistle, and I’m still just a flash flood of jumbly tumbly ideas and images and emotions. Exhausted satisfaction, of course. Awe at the smarts and skills … Continue reading

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496. Getting Ready

Weighed in at 2.06 am : 117.5 kg. Off to the gym now for one final effort to heave karma across the line. Then back home to wake up MrsDavy, LittleDavyOne and LittleDavyTwo. Throw them in the car, dash to the … Continue reading

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491. My Bit

As my regular readers will know, since mid-August I have been getting in trim to help Richie and the boys climb their mountain. Call it superstition, call it paying homage to the karma of the rugby universe, call it bat … Continue reading

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484. I Hope You Appreciate This, Richie McCaw

Yesterday was a fasting day, as prescribed by the Food Bastards (aka Kathryn and Birgit at Real and Vital). They’re the ones who got me on to the 5:2 diet and are using NSA-style surveillance to make sure I stick to it, in the hope/expectation … Continue reading

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483. Remembering 2011

Remember this moment of waiting back in 2011? We’d just pushed off Argentina in the quarter-final, and were heading to Eden Park for an appointment with Australia. An unconvincing Australia who had stolen a win against South Africa. We know … Continue reading

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477. #ANXIOUS

I figured that if I went to the gym between matches that it would calm my nerves. It didn’t.

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395. Ned Writes To His Adoring Fans

I get lots of spam responses to my posts. So many that I cannot hope to reply in person, so if it’s okay with you, I’ll do them all together. Winteltelegestion Νormɑlly I do not learn article on bloɡs, however … Continue reading

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