Monday, November 27, 2006

NRL 2007 Round 1

Hey peeps

Just got back to work after watching All Blacks in Cardiff at the stunning Millenium Stadium. Photos to come.

Views regarding the haka controversy would be appreciated. My view is that as a fan it was just a big downer on what was otherwise a fantastic occasion and a great tour. The Welsh fans were just as gutted as us not to get to see it.

Anyway the Warriors draw has been announced, Round 1 - 17 March 2007 will see the boys play the Eels at Mt Smart with another home game v the Broncoes in Round 2.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006


Hello again

Well I am basically struggling right now to get through a Friday at work before heading across to Paris via Eurostar to watch the All Blacks play France at the Stade de France tomorrow night. I can barely contain myself. Lets hope the ABs can maintain their frankly astonishing form and trounce the French again - lets hope theres a few 1999 semi-final videos being played in the All Black hotel.

Anyway I also note the fate of the Kiwis Tri-nations hopes hang in the balance this weekend with the GB v Australia game set to determine whether the Kiwis make the finals. I can't see this GB team pulling out a win as they seem to be on a slippery downhill slope with their coach seemingly unable to say anything to the UK press except how hard it is to play back to back tests in the southern hemisphere. What a whinger - seriously I have read at least three seperate articles with that exact same story this week. Also a little strange is the fact that Mr Long has been sent home by the GB team seemingly when they need him most - anyone with inside views on that little mystery can slap them on the blog.

On a Warriors note I note the 2007 NRL draw has been released. Should be an interesting year with the new expansion Gold Coast Titans, the boys have to make sure they beat them when they play them twice. In addition for those Warriors who aren't in the Kiwis team they have started their offseason training programme. Its well worth clicking on the link because there are a series of photos of a group of guys who do not look like they are in great shape - they look like they are hating it!

Anyway hope you all have a good weekend and I will post some pics of our Paris trip next week.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Manchester United 3 v Portsmouth 0

Hello All

Another big weekend of sport just been with the All Blacks trouncing England at Twickenham whilst the day before Rach and I venture once more to Old Trafford to watch Rooney and co dish out some more punishment to Portsmouth.

Man U went up two nil within the first ten minutes and the result was never in doubt, finishing three nil at the end.

Anyway to the right is a picture of the Man U team warming up, starting from the left, Saha, Silvestre, Vidic, Ferdinand, Brown, Ronaldo, Rooney and Scholes.

To the left is an in game shot with Giggs retiring in the foreground, Saha at far left, Rooney centre, Carrick at far right and Ronaldo at the top.

All Blacks v France on TV next week and then on the Eurostar to Paris for the big game at the Stade de France - can't wait.

Oh and before I go definitely Lowe for NZRL chairman - the mad men have finally completed their take over of the asylum.