Slow Boat to China

Before the proliferation of the World Wide Web, Google Maps and personal Global Positioning Systems (GPS), two intrepid, young travelers from Australia embarked on a journey of a lifetime from the port city of Yokohama (near Tokyo) to Shanghai in China.

NRC RD #1

The National Rugby Championship, NRC, started this weekend in Nausori with Fiji Drua hosting Melbourne Rising. In what promised to be an entertaining match it took 28 minutes for the first try to be posted when Tom English went over for Rising and only a minute later for the flying Fijians to respond. Highlights on YouTube…

SLC v Marist Brothers Ashgrove May 27th

This Saturday St. Laurence’s College will host Marist Brothers Ashgrove in their annual rugby union match at SLC sporting facilities at Runcorn. The fields there are also celebrating a half century of operation. These two proud rugby schools that have been knocking on the door of the GPS competition for decades and the level of…

World Cup 2015 Final Wrap

The script could not have been written better, after 6 weeks of international rugby the best two teams in the world meet in the final, Australia and New Zealand. It is not always the case in World Cups, but in 2015 that is the case. The final lived up to expectation in front of a…

Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Preview

Six weeks of intense international rugby competition concludes this Saturday (early Sunday morning in Australia and New Zealand) with two remaining teams to meet up in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham. As Antipodeans, it is a classic match up between the two Southern Hemisphere heavyweights,  Australia and New Zealand, much anticipated since the Inception…