An unlikely hero…

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; the three days in which I play rugby and they remain the same whether I’m playing in New Zealand or the UK, so what’s the difference? Well, more than anything else it’s how rugby is entrenched in everyday life out here. Take the British football culture, put it on a course of... Continue Reading →



'Toko' short for Tokoua, is a word I have become accustomed to hearing over the past few weeks. In Tongan it means 'brother' and it forms an integral part of the vocabulary for a lot of the boys in our team and to date is the only word I’ve managed to learn the meaning of. For... Continue Reading →

Kia Ora

There is no grand idea behind this blog, no real plan or aim to jump on the blogosphere fame wagon, I'm simply going to write about the events I experience paying particular attention to those which I deem amusing, interesting and/or noteworthy. In truth the main purpose it will serve is to save repeating the... Continue Reading →

529 Days

529 days between starting a job and calling it a day. 529 days of being a grown up, having a real world job, real responsibilities and some very real bills to pay at the end of each month. With hindsight there isn’t much, if anything, that I would change about my brief spell as a... Continue Reading →

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