Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

  • Rugby World Cup: Why Swing Low Sweet Chariot?

    Swing Low at Twickenham

    If you’re not an English rugby supporter then Swing Low Sweet Chariot will drive you NUTS for the six weeks that England hosts the 2015 Rugby World Cup. But what the heck does it even mean? Well according to Wikipedia it was first sung in 1909 as an African American Spiritual, recorded by the Fisk Jubilee…

  • New Zealand anthem in Maori

    More and more New Zealanders are learning the Maori words of our national anthem as the Rugby World Cup juggernaut climbs ever higher. So if you’re being left behind, here they are, along with a translation (a bit different to the English version) and a video for you to practice in the privacy of your own home…

  • Rugby World Cup ticket inflation!

    How about this for inflation??!! Out of the memorabilia boxes last week (and I’m talking about 80 years of rugby programs diligently collected from first class games and tests – oh the joy) we discovered this ticket and program of the last Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand back in 1987. Check out the…

  • The Feelers to bang out our RWC song!

    Oh cripes. As if it weren’t enough of a hassle having a veritable bull’s run of foreigners overwhelming Kingsland on their way to Eden Park with their exorbitant spending and demands for exotic Savs. Amidst Auckland’s infrastructure making a mad rush to get into ship-shape for the Rugby World Cup, the official theme song for…