Month: December 2019

Predictions for 2020 May Return to Haunt Predictors

Today or tomorrow would be ideal for a summary of the top stories in 2019, with the additional benefit of the chance to cover the entire decade, but the state of our memories is such that we do not have much recall for the previous year, much less the decade. What we know for certain…

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Ferrari Extends Young Phenom Leclerc Through 2024

Charles Leclerc has been extended by Ferrari Scuderia for the next five F1 seasons, so he might be the one who appears closer in the mirror of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton for some time. Leclerc is now with the team until 2024, although five years in motor racing of any kind is one form of…

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New Zealand Leaves South Africa with Two Rugby Sevens Crowns

New Zealand beating Australia in rugby football is barely news, except that this time it was the Black Ferns inflicting defeat on the Wallaroos in the Sevens format. The two sides were playing in South Africa in the Cape Town rugby Sevens and the outcome of the game was 17 – 7. It required less…

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New Zealand Brain Bank to Study Long-Term Effects of Concussions

While most of the major team sports codes across the world continue to struggle to find good officiating, consistent officiating, or at the very least, officiating that does not supply routine embarrassment and the various video replay systems create more harm than good, one thing that has provided a bright spot is that more care…

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Steve Hansen Announces Advisory Role in Japanese Top League Club

Steve Hansen’s hiatus from rugby football was a short one. He has accepted an emeritus position with Toyota Verblitz in the Top League, where he will be acting as a mentor and consultant for Verblitz and his fellow New Zealander Simon Cron, coach of the Japanese club. After 16 years of various roles with New…

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