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Why Does Rugby Matter?

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Because 2015 is a Rugby World Cup year. (Which only happens every four years.) Because New Zealand won it last time, and no team has ever won two in a row. Because the All Blacks are the best team in the world. Because Richie McCaw led them to victory last time on a broken foot, and nothing but guts and determination and his example carried them through that night, with a nation sitting on the team’s shoulders.

Because the haka is awesome, and “God Defend New Zealand” is beautiful in Maori and in English. Because rugby is pure physicality and pure mateship.

Because it does.

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9 years ago

Because of your books I have fallen in love with rugby and New Zealand and the people, who live there. Thanks for opening up my life to this new delight. Please keep writting books about the All Blacks, and keep enriching my life. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I can hardly wait until things start back up and the World Cups starts up. I am deffinitly stuck in forever.

9 years ago

Because Richie McCaw would’ve been sufficient as a response to your question :) Can’t wait for this year’s RWC and hopefully we can make it a double!

Jill Siedenburg
Jill Siedenburg
9 years ago

Luckily I just discovered your books ! I am disabled and pretty much couch bound . I cannot believe how your stories totally capture me and really do take me there . I have a new curiosity now . I’d like to educate myself on New Zealand . Nice way to forget about my woes . Also, the way you have written the characters ; their respect for each other and their fellowship too has made me really strive to be a better , kinder human being . I am an avid reader and your books are truly a find… Read more »

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