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The Haka in sports doesn't have to be respected

Before we kick this thing off let me remind you, I’m a kiwi and I love the haka. I have been brought up with it my entire life and am in awe of the mystique and tradition behind the famous Maori War dance. 707 more words

New Zealand

Interesting quips from the weekend

The screamer was beaten in the US Open by Caroline Wozniacki. It seems Caro and Rory are doing well since breaking up. Is the screaming necessary? 414 more words

DAY THREE: NZFW

day THREE!

I decided to go against the crowd of numerous all black go-ers and the deteriorating weather and double up my denim. From what was once in fashion to heavily shunned, it has made a come back and I love it. 427 more words

Fashion Week

A Tale Of Two Nations - A Kiwi’s View of US Rugby

By Kyle Willoughby

I was recently asked an interesting question, that I myself have posed to many players within the rugby fraternity: ‘what is is about USA Rugby that attracts me?’ It’s certainly an intriguing question, especially as, being a New Zealander living in New Zealand, I’m spoiled for choice when it comes to the great game. 1,399 more words

All Blacks

Long has been the Winter of our Discontent – Once Were Warriors – Part 4

NRL clubs who have never won a premiership

This is part 4 of a 4 part series breaking down the four clubs which have never won a National Rugby League premiership in descending order of futility. 3,498 more words

Australia

Charles’ feel-good season ends in ruin

One injured Wallabies rake has been replaced with another as the Wallabies struggle to cope with their growing hooker crisis.

Australian coach Ewen McKenzie will be forced to select between his fourth-string and sixth-string hookers to start against South Africa next week after losing Nathan Charles for the season. 325 more words

Personalities

Neck injury forcing Australian rugby player Pat McCabe to retire...or not?

According to an initial report, the neck injury sustained on Saturday by Australian rugby player Pat McCabe on Saturday is forcing him to retire.

McCabe, most often a centre but playing wing this past weekend for the Wallabies against the All Blacks, has fractured his next twice before; this is suspected to be another fracture. 224 more words

Rugby