As Richie McCaw finally lifted the Rugby World Cup in 2011 he described the feeling as emerging into the light from the four year tunnel he had been in since the despair of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. His autobiography, ‘Richie McCaw: The Open Side’, or ‘The Real McCaw: The Autobiography of Richie McCaw’ outside of New Zealand and Australia, was released on the 9th of October, 2012. It is written with Greg McGee, a New Zealand writer and playwright.
The book tells the story of the four years beginning in the dismay of the quarter final defeat at Cardiff …
Richie McCaw’s biography, Richie McCaw The Open Side by himself and Greg McKee is out on the Kindle today. My copy has just arrived and I can’t wait to read it. A variety of excerpts have been released over the last few days, and feature McCaw’s insight into the Henry vs Deans debate, Quade Cooper, Wayne Barnes at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and most shocking of all, how bad his foot injury was during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
In New Zealand and on the kindle the books is called “The Open Side”. However, in the UK and other …
Wallabies Jersey: The Australia Rugby Shirt
The Wallabies jersey is the rugby shirt worn by the Australian rugby team, also known as the Wallabies. It utilises Australia’s national sporting colours of green and gold.
|Unlike most Australian sports teams the Wallabies use a gold jersey with green trim as opposed to a green jersey with yellow trim. This is due to the Springboks of South Africa, one of Australia’s main rugby rivals, using predominantly green with yellow trim being on the Springboks rugby jersey. The reduction of green in the Wallabies playing strip first began in 1961. However, in recent|
The All Black: A Novel by Nicholas Sheppard
wanted to tell you I’ve just finished reading a wonderful novel by Nicholas Sheppard, on Amazon, called The All Black, which really gets into the psyche of All Black rugby, and the aura of playing for the black jersey, across several generations. I thought since the All Blacks are riding so high right now, in the wake of the epic cup victory, some of you guys, or people checking out your sight might be keen to get into it and enjoy it as much as I have.
Adidas has manufactured the All Blacks rugby jersey since 1999, when they took over from Canterbury of New Zealand. The sponsorship deal is believed to be the biggest in rugby union, and according to the NZRU underpins rugby in New Zealand. Since 1999 adidas have been the only sponsor on the jersey, appearing on the right side of the chest opposite the silver fern. However, in 2012 the All Blacks welcomed on board sponsor AIG. In a controversial move their logo would now appear on the chest of the jersey, angering many New Zealand rugby fans. In anticipation of the …