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Courage in Sport – Part Three. Rugby and Cricket Tales

Rugby League – John Sattler In 2014, Australian rugby league side South Sydney, owned by actor Russell Crowe and known as The Rabbitohs, won the Grand Final for the first time since 1971. One of the men there to see

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Courage in Sport – Part Two

Marathon Runners                              Legend has it that in 490BC a courier named Pheidippides ran the distance of 40 kilometres from Marathon to Athens to bring news of victory over the Persians and dropped dead as he delivered the message. Whether or

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Courage in Sport – Part One

A Boxing Day to Remember On a day when Brendon McCullum played another of his extraordinary innings in the first test against Sri Lanka, it is appropriate to recall Boxing Day 61 years ago, a day of such high drama,

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Reconstrution of the Christmas Truce soccer match of 1914

Reconstrution of the Christmas Truce soccer match of 1914