A tribute to a sporting icon

As the sporting world continues to mourn the death of great All Blacks’ wing Jonah Lomu, sports fans and pundits alike have been quick to recount their memories of the man at the forefront of the evolution of rugby into the professional era. From his legendary tries on-the-field to his humbling demeanour off it, Jonah Lomu was a truly inspiring man whose death at the … Continue reading A tribute to a sporting icon

Rugby World Cup 2015: Team of the tournament

Full-back: Ayumu Goromaru (Japan) One of the stars of the tournament, Goromaru’s attacking intent and near-faultless goal-kicking provided some memorable moments as Japan produced their best World Cup finish in their history by finishing third in a group containing South Africa, Scotland and Samoa. Narrowly beating All Black Ben Smith to this position, Goromaru gets the nod for his overall contribution to Japan’s tournament, scoring … Continue reading Rugby World Cup 2015: Team of the tournament

Sporting Greats – All Black magic

How do you measure greatness in sport? It is a question that causes debate in pubs and sports bars across the world. Watching the New Zealand rugby union team be crowned World Champions for a record third time, and becoming the first side to successfully defend a Rugby World Cup title, sports fans have lavished praise on this current All Blacks side, with many believing this … Continue reading Sporting Greats – All Black magic

Back to Black!

As the curtain came down on Rugby World Cup 2015 on Saturday evening, New Zealand’s class of 2015 took their own special place in sporting history; becoming the first rugby nation to successfully defend a Rugby World Cup title. A 34-17 final victory over a spirited Australian team saw Richie McCaw become the first rugby captain to lead a side to two World Cup triumphs, as … Continue reading Back to Black!