Simpler Times

Putting on #WellyTech at the stadium was a big undertaking but it pales into the background of what has happened since this photo was taken. Pithy lesson #525: No matter how hard you think life is right now, it's gonna get harder . Hmmm, maybe this instead - No matter how hard life is right now you will survive . Or maybe, today are the memories you'll look back on fondly , that's the one.

All Black squad for the 'Grand Slam Tour' of the UK

Image hosted by Photobucket.comIn a mere 2 weeks time the boys will meet the boyo's in Cardiff as the start of the UK 'Grand Slam' tour (i.e., playing all the Home Countries - Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland) which is the final throw of the Kiwi rugby ball this year

The squad is:
  • John Afoa, Auckland
  • Dan Carter, Canterbury
  • Jerry Collins, Wellington
  • Jimmy Cowan, Southland
  • Jason Eaton, Taranaki
  • Rico Gear, Nelson Bays
  • Carl Hayman, Otago
  • Andrew Hore, Taranaki
  • Doug Howlett, Auckland
  • Chris Jack, Canterbury
  • Byron Kelleher, Waikato
  • Sione Lauaki, Waikato
  • Luke McAlister, North Harbour
  • Richie McCaw, Canterbury
  • Angus Macdonald, Auckland
  • Leon MacDonald, Canterbury
  • Chris Masoe,Taranaki
  • Aaron Mauger, Canterbury
  • Keven Mealamu, Auckland
  • Mils Muliaina, Auckland
  • Ma’a Nonu, Wellington
  • Anton Oliver, Otago
  • Joe Rokocoko, Auckland
  • James Ryan, Otago
  • Sitiveni Sivivatu, Waikato
  • Conrad Smith, Wellington
  • Greg Somerville, Canterbury
  • Rodney So’oialo, Wellington
  • Neemia Tialata, Wellington
  • Isaia Toeava, Auckland
  • Mose Tuiali’I, Canterbury
  • Tana Umaga, Wellington (Captain)
  • Piri Weepu, Wellington
  • Ali Williams, Auckland
  • Tony Woodcock, North Harbour