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Ian White

Ian White
Ian is an Irishman who uprooted his life four years ago to live in New Zealand. As much as golf is his best ability, rugby is the talk of the town in Wellington, so he tells it how the Kiwi pundits see it!

Hansen’s Intelligent Use Of His 23-Man Squad Sets The All Blacks Apart

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 16: Coach Steve Hansen of the All Blacks speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference at InterContinental Hotel on June 16, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Irish rugby fans are currently in a state of bliss after their historic breakthrough wins over the weekend.  Not only did the Irish senior team beat the Springboks for the first time in South Africa, but Ireland’s U-20 side have achieved an even bigger scalp. The current Junior Rugby World Cup holders, the U-20 All Blacks, were beaten 33-24 by Ireland, marking the country’s …

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Making The All Blacks Is About Timing

Since the professional era of rugby began, Ireland has produced a number of world class rugby players. Like every other country, Ireland has developed players up through the academy system in a bid to produce players eligible for higher honours later in life. Similar to Ireland, New Zealand have a finely tuned development program that picks the cream of the …

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