Will we see a fresh change in the Pacific Islands Rugby scene in 2018?…

Plans to regenerate the Pacific Islands’ Rugby scene has taken a step forward recently, which I’m sure is quality news for the faces in the Islands’ Rugby community and general community alike, as the plan will regenerate Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina located very close to the Island’s airport, undoubtably bringing more tourism and jobs to the small Island. This project …

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Civil War – A Battle of the Lion’s second row

As the season rumbles on, more and more players are putting their hat into the ring for the Lions squad places; such as Elliot Daly, who at the weekend made his first start England and made a quality performance in the 37-21 victory against the ‘Boks. But it is not only a matter of injury or giving players a chance, …

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Rugby’s Rescue Efforts – Legend Richie McCaw joins the team

New Zealand was struck by another deadly earthquake at the weekend, hitting a massive 7.5 magnitude on the richter scale. The quake which hit first in North Canterbury at about midnight local time, destroyed homes and other buildings leaving nothing much but rubble and hysteric locals scattered across the streets looking for loved ones and strangers who are missing within …

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A Groundsman’s Tales – Episode 3

In the run up to the new season our ground was looking at its brilliant best, thick green grass, empty bins and crisp, straight(ish) white lines. That is until we became home to the local Badger colony… Every day we arrived for work to be greeted by pitches covered with more holes and divots than the local municipal golf course …

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