Newly appointed rugby coach of the British and Irish Lions rugby team (Wales head coach) Warren Gatland, reaches out in his press today to Australia’s head rugby coach Robbie Deans.
News.Com.Australia has the story of dual coaching rivalry and camaraderie in the competitive code of rugby football sports. In case you were wondering, yes, Gatland is still a New Zealander. He is the second Kiwi coach (Graham Henry being the first) of the Lions rugby side. Robbie Deans has come under fire for the Wallabies teams recent test losses.
What I think: Clearly, Deans just needs to eat three times more than he currently is, to keep with the fashion of the world’s top rugby coaches. Maybe Robbie just needs more stamina like the big white boys have become accumstomed to carrying on themselves, in coaching circles of rugby. It seems to be the new look these days of rugby coaches. Robbie should beef up to avoid the media backlash and getting picked on.
Seriously though, being coach of the no.2 team in the world is an achievement of Deans and his Australian team to be proud of.
[Robbie Deans photo: Rugby Sports.Ie]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.9.12~
Our golden babies of the athlete kind have become accustomed to having the best to stay on top, in their select sports. No expense is being spared.
Here’s Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker (BMX) and bronze medallist Simon van Velthooven (cycling) showcasing a brand new valodrome in development, just a stone’s throw away from Kirikiriroa, home of rugby’s 2012 Super 15 champion title holders, The Waikato Chiefs. Chur!
Sports Reporting: Jenny May-Coffin and TVNZ’s team of journalists. Also featured, good ‘ole Laurie Mains.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.8.12~
When you’re a rugby fan of all things rugby, and yet you maintain a Hollywood content mixed model, New Zealand news blog with a view of the globe… you know that the British Lions have touched down in New Zealand for Rugby World Cup when…. your top blog post, the day after their arrival is… JAMES STUNT PROPOSES TO PETRA ECCLESTONE.
Racing, cars, petrol fumes, young Hollywood romance, Bel Air lifestyles and youthful glamor are all in this one blog post.
Thanks UK readers. And… good luck for the Rugby World Cup. :)
PETRA ECCLESTONE NEWS – Stand aside Kim Kardashian, there’s a new socialite queen on the town of Young Hollywood it seems. According to HM.Com:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.8.11~