English Physicality

New Zealand striker Greg Draper, who is currently under contract with Hampshire team Basingstoke Town, “has had a big hand in [the club’s] recent good form, finding the back of the net eight times in the last six games,” This is Hampshire’s John Boyman writes. Draper’s recent goal against Bromley was the 21-year-old’s first in the Blue Square South and he admits that it has taken him time to adapt to life in English football. “It took a while to get my first league goal,” Draper said. “The game is a lot more physical over here and it has taken some getting used to.” Draper lived in Somerset until he was 12 before moving to New Zealand and represented the All Whites at under-2 level and the 28 Olympic Games.


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Dan Carter Explains New Zealand’s Cup Success

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