[Preview] All Blacks 2012 Air New Zealand European Tour

Date: Sunday, November 25 2012. Time: 6:15 am Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Teams: Wales  1. Paul James 2. Matthew Rees 3. Aaron Jarvis 4. Bradley Davies 5. Luke Charteris 6. Ryan Jones 7. Sam Warburton 8. Toby Faletau 9. Mike Phillips 10. Rhys Priestland 11. Liam Williams 12. Jamie Roberts 13. Jonathan Davies 14. Alex […]

Waikato Chiefs v Durban Sharks – As It Happened

CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP 1. Sona Taumalolo 2. Mahonri Schwalger 3. Ben Tameifuna 4. Craig Clarke (c) 5. Brodie Retallick 6. Liam Messam 7. Tanerau Latimer 8. Kane Thompson 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow 10. Aaron Cruden 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Andrew Horrell 14. Tim Nanai-Williams 15. Robbie Robinson 16. Hika Elliot 17. Ben Afeaki 18. Michael […]

New Zealand at the Olympics

So far New Zealand has had a reasonably successful showing in the early days of the London 2012 Olympic Games. So far we’ve recieved a Bronze medal in the Team Eventing Equestrian, a Bronze medal in the Women’s Pair Rowing, and overnight we recieved our first Gold medal in the Men’s Double Sculls rowing! YAY SO EXCITED! […]

Jock Hobbs succumbs to cancer

Jock Hobbs succumbs to cancer

Today the rugby world lost one of it’s greats.

Jock Hobbs has unfortunately lost his long battle with Lymphoma cancer. One of the most influential members of the rugby community, he is credited with getting New Zealand the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, along with being chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd. (in charge of the organisation of the Rugby World Cup 2011) before he needed to resign from both roles in 2010 due to his ailing health as well as playing 21 tests for the All Blacks (4 as captain) between 1983 and 1986 before repeated concussions shortened his promising career at the tender age of 26.

On 13 March 2012, Jock Hobbs lost his battle with cancer at the age of 52.

A timely reminder that time is precious, and that you never know when you’re time’s up.

Open: An Autobiography

‘I hate tennis, hate it with all my heart and still I keep playing, keep hitting all morning and all afternoon, because I have no choice’ – Andre Agassi from his book ‘Open: An Autobiography’ This quote comes from Andre Agassi’s 2009 autobiography Open. Agassi, one of the big guns in tennis during the 1990’s […]