Kiwi Battlers

NZ-born rugby player, Tony Marsh, has won his battle against testicular cancer and a place in France’s World Cup squad. Marsh cites American Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong – who was also diagnosed with testicular cancer – as the inspiration behind his own return to health. “He helped me see you could come back, and come back even stronger.” And iconic All Black winger Jonah Lomu’s fight against debilitating kidney disease to make the 2003 World Cup profiled in Sports Illustrated.


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Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

“Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been compared to chess, philosophy, even psychoanalysis. But its real appeal is on the mat,” Stephanie Hayes writes for The Atlantic in a story about influential mixed martial…