Monthly Archives: July 2020

The All-Conquering 1984 Wallabies by Craig Muncey

As a young boy in 1984, I was heavily influenced by sport (as I am now). I was interested in most sports, especially sporting events on these shores. In football, I had Liverpool, a dominant force for the majority of … Continue reading

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The Original Brave Blossom

A few weeks before the last year’s World Cup, an article was posted on a website of Kyoto Shimbun (newspaper). The story featured Ishi Fukui, a woman who ran a sporting goods business from 1922 in Kyoto. The writer of … Continue reading

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A Scandal in Paris: France v Scotland, 1913

The opening match of the 5 Nations Championship in 1913 was beset with problems from the outset.  The original venue for the match, Stade Colombes in Paris, was flooded so the rugby match between France and Scotland on New Year’s … Continue reading

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I remember when I managed the All Blacks…

Several moments in my undistinguished rugby life stand out, but no more so than in 1991. This was the year that I took my wife and two young sons to Perth in Western Australia (WA) for a year long Teacher … Continue reading

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