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Maps of Pacific Island rugby players: club affiliations

Maps of Pacific Island rugby players: club affiliations | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
Maori Economy: Whakairo te whenua, whakairo te tangata. This blog ... Tongan, Fijian, and Samoan players were increasingly playing for NZ, Home Union (English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish), and Australian clubs.
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I won't be making a song and dance over absent Hakas - Irish Independent

I won't be making a song and dance over absent Hakas - Irish Independent | Maori rugby | Scoop.it

During the World Cup last year, it was impossible to escape these Maori war dances.

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ORFU is teetering but no bail-out

ORFU is teetering but no bail-out | Maori rugby | Scoop.it

The Otago Rugby Football Union is set to post a loss of "several hundred thousand dollars" and admits it cannot pay creditors. ... Player wages were set to be cut, but current contracts had to be met.

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Super Rugby's Rene Ranger suited for the NFL

Super Rugby's Rene Ranger suited for the NFL | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
One of my favourite players in rugby would have to be the excitement machine from the Auckland Blues Rene Ranger, the way he drives his legs, pumping them like pistons busting throw tackles using his trade mark Maori side step, straight over the...
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Stalwart of Maori language, rugby saluted

Mr Haua spent over a decade on the South Canterbury Rugby Union council and was their kaumatua.

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Linwood College returns to top level rugby competition

The results were outstanding particularly when you consider that many of the players were younger than their opponents, most had not even played rugby and Linwood College was out...

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Tribe calls for investigation into police use of force

Dancers say they were performing the traditional Maori war chant to cheer up the losing team, Union.

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Civil rights probe sought after haka performers pepper-sprayed ...

The haka originated from New Zealand's native Maori culture and has been popularized by rugby players there who chant, beat their chests and gesture aggressively before matches. It is performed at football and rugby ...
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Graham Henry All Black says Zac Guildford Alcoholic

"I like the young man and I think he has real potential to be a top international rugby player, but the reality is he has a problem with alcohol," Henry said yesterday. "He is probably an alcoholic and, once he starts drinking, ...
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RUGBY FOOTBALL'S MA'A NONU – 50th MOST VOTED STAR

He is best known playing rugby football for the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team, current Rugby World Cup Champions of the World. 3. Versatile on ... The rise of Maori-Kiwi and Polynesian-Kiwi is on the up in the world.
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The party's over

The party's over | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
From the moment that I checked in at the St Kilda motor camp and saw the huge army of campervans spread out over two football fields I began to realise that most were young, doing it on the cheap and heading for hamburger joints.
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Jubilant nation celebrates RWC victory

Jubilant nation celebrates RWC victory | Maori rugby | Scoop.it

Jubilant nation celebrates RWC victory. New Zealand Rugby Union boss Steve Tew hails the tournament's success and said New Zealand did an amazing job hosting the sporting event.

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PIRI WEEPU, HOSEA GEAR AND RICHIE McCAW

PIRI WEEPU, HOSEA GEAR AND RICHIE McCAW | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
Piri Weepu made the front page of the Australian produced, New Zealand Herald after playing a rather stellar game of rugby football against the hard working Argentinian Puma team, that revealed Piri's ability to focus and just get on with the job...
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Maori sevens team goes All Black

New Zealand's sevens and Maori rugby teams have been given the right to use the country's revered All Blacks name, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said Friday.The teams, previously known as the New Zealand sevens and New ...
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Rugby’s most shocking injuries

Rugby’s most shocking injuries | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
In a list of rough, tough sports rugby has to be high on the list. It is a hard game played by hard men. Followers of rugby, be it league or union, tend to look on footballers as soft. If you want to play a real man’s game you play rugby.
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All Blacks Overseas Tours Could Cost More | Stuff.co.nz

All Blacks Overseas Tours Could Cost More | Stuff.co.nz | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
Rugby fans could find it more expensive to follow the All Blacks overseas if a ticket licensing deal goes to a large UK company, former players warn. They are pleading with the New Zealand Rugby Union not to sign over ...
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Beyond the HuttRiver - New Zealand today..: Anzac rugby players

Beyond the HuttRiver - New Zealand today..: Anzac rugby players | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
B) With their Christmas break behind them, rugby footballers on both sides of the Tasman are finishing their last weeks of training - preparing for pre-season or early season games, whether rugby union or rugby league.
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Unholy wedding on the rocks...

Unholy wedding on the rocks... | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
I know that Maori are very polite and inclusive and have no desire to offend, but continuing to invite the very people who would remove what political gains Maori have made would seem to be over generous to me.
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Harlequins Rugby: Wales Rugby Union

Harlequins Rugby: Wales Rugby Union | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
In practice, nevertheless, many declare that even though bumps and bruises are plentiful, life-threatening injuries are less than the malaysia rugby union. The more popular a player for the rugby union result of rugby ...
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NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAM

NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAM | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
Hollywood's 1st Entertainment & Celebrity News Website Published by a Maori New Zealander ... The New Zealand All Blacks rugby football team and current World Cup Champions are the 6th most voted stars of 2011.
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Finalists announced for Maori Sports Awards

Finalists announced for Maori Sports AwardsVoxyRugby World Cup sensation Piri Weepu is among the 16 world champions who will lead a world-class field of finalists and recipients at the 21st national Maori Sports Awards next month (December).
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All Black wins top Maori award

All Black wins top Maori award | Maori rugby | Scoop.it
All Blacks loose forward Jarrad Hoeata acknowledged the contribution Maori role models had played in his life after he scooped the supreme prize at the Te Tohu Takaro o Taranaki Maori sports awards in Opunake on Saturday night.
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Tribute to golden moment in history

Tribute to golden moment in history | Maori rugby | Scoop.it

The All Blacks' road to victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup has been encapsulated in 64 pages of pictures and a rundown of each game the team played on the way to getting there.

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France the latest team to get burnt by the hot potato that is the haka

But still the International Rugby Board seems intent on putting about the idea that the only appropriate response is to stand looking vaguely interested, like bum-bagged tourists on a stroll around the Maori museum rugby ...
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Maori Television gets huge World Cup boost

Maori Television gets huge World Cup boost | Maori rugby | Scoop.it

Maori TV has attracted 1.8 million individual viewers to the eight live games they have covered to date, such as the All Blacks/France clash.

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