• #SwisswatchesTalksTo: Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy Sean Fitzpatrick
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    #SwisswatchesTalksTo: Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy Sean Fitzpatrick

    On the 28th of June 1986, I joined the greatest club in the world. We say in New Zealand, a country of four million people, living man and boy would change places with you tomorrow. Becoming an All Black in 1986 was, yeah, it was the greatest moment of my career. My name is Sean Fitzpatrick, I’m the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy. My personal sporting highlight, golly gosh, there are so many. I, obviously I was a professional sportsman myself. So I was very fortunate, I played rugby for the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks. But I am a sports junkie. I’ve become a real…

  • Supertee Dan Carter King Rugby League Union Kicking Tee
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    Supertee Dan Carter King Rugby League Union Kicking Tee

    This Video Review Is Based On : Price, quality, performance, warranty, brand trust, after sales & service, reusability, familiarity and easy to operate. The last one from this designer I promise Otherwise you will be going to bed dreaming of a Dan Carter kicking tee If you don’t know already about this type of Kicking Tee then you must have scrolled right past all the other 500 that I wrote about No, but seriously, this one is not an extendable or telescopic but it still should be up here with the big boys It does have a small area for the ball to lay on but with the teeth, it…

  • Pink Fluffy Slipper and a Pair of Old Socks- Secret to All Blacks Success
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    Pink Fluffy Slipper and a Pair of Old Socks- Secret to All Blacks Success

    The fluffy slipper, my brother’s wife now but girlfriend back then she came home with brand new slippers We decided that we would take it outside and use it as a rugby ball Went outside started kicking it through post playing a bit of rugby Pretty much destroying the slipper And my brother’s wife looks out the window and starts screaming “Ahhh give me my slipper back” But now she laughs about it Its algood One Year, Canterbury played the final and they bet Otago and after the game Got a knock on the changing room door for the boys and Darren Shan who’s now the All Blacks manager who…

  • Super Rugby Round 2 Review – Dream Team and Scores
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    Super Rugby Round 2 Review – Dream Team and Scores

    hi guys welcome back to Skinnybru so week 2 is passed and I think everyone can agree there were some unexpected results, let’s get into them. Highlanders beat the Reds 36 to 31 but the Reds it was totally unexpected. I didn’t think they’re gonna play that well with that young team that they had. Then the Sunwolves almost got it right to beat the Waratahs over in Japan, the score was 30 31 to the Waratahs and it was close at the end. I almost thought that the Sunwolves were gonna win with that drop goal at the end, but it was miss. Then after that it was Crusaders…

  • RWC2019: Great atmosphere in Japan as ABs prep for South Africa – Irena Smith
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    RWC2019: Great atmosphere in Japan as ABs prep for South Africa – Irena Smith

    Excitement is building in Japan ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks are preparing to take on their old foes from South Africa. There at ground zero, in Tokyo, Japan is our intrepid reporter Irena Smith. Irena, tell us, you’re there in Tokyo. What’s the atmosphere like? No need to be jealous! I’m here to cover the Rugby World Cup here in Tokyo. Japan has well and truly began preparations for hosting this competition. Tokyo is a global megacity, full of people, vehicles and activity with everything happening at once. There is a special atmosphere here and you can feel that atmosphere building for the…

  • Beached Az – Samoan Rugby
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    Beached Az – Samoan Rugby

    Ok, we’ve got one spot left on the Samoan national team. Pick me! Pick me! I’m fast az cuz! Nah, you suck cuz! I’m not picking you! Nah, they call me the “Chocolate Thunder” cuz! Nah, that’s nothing to do with rugby cuz. You’re a nugget! Nugget!? I’m not a nugget bro! Yeah you are! You’re wider than you are tall cuz. Nugget! [Laughing] Pick me bro! Do you even know what rugby is cuz? [Laughing] Go on, chuck him the ball cuz! [murmurs of awe] With natural talent like that, you’re already the second best catcher on the Samoan national team cuz! That’s it. You’re picked in the team.…

  • All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns kicking off a big 2018 season
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    All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns kicking off a big 2018 season

    The All Blacks and Black Ferns sevens squads are in Mount Maunganui this week ahead of next weekend’s HSBC Sydney sevens. The squads feature players recruited to train in camp after successful national sevens campaigns in Rotorua. Tamati Rimene-Sproat caught up with the two coaches to talk about the big year ahead. Moving together towards success. New Zealand’s top Sevens players are in Tauranga, all vying for a spot in the national squads. The teams are set to be named tomorrow. Both coaches admitting they have tough decisions to make. Te Karere understands Ngarohi McGarvey-Black of Ngai Tuhoe is in the running for the male team following his performance at…

  • All Blacks to meet local school children in Kashiwa
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    All Blacks to meet local school children in Kashiwa

    8 days out from kick-off at the Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks will mingle with local school children in Kashiwa later today. The players are still acclimatising to high temperatures and humidity since arriving in Japan. Assistant coach Ian Foster says the extra preparation time is invaluable ahead of their tournament opener against the Springboks. The All Blacks assistant added the All Blacks intend to play a fast, attacking game plan at the Rugby World Cup.