Ooh Ah Umaga!

A Rugby Heaven feature charts Tana Umaga’s meteoric rise from early flirtations with rugby league to becoming the All Black’s first Pacific Island captain. “Bob Marley would have seen another rebel in Tana Umaga, a fellow Rastaman, dreadlocks swinging, face leathered, hawk eyes glinting […] Umaga does not have to carry a guitar or thunder political campaigns for freedom from oppression through reggae concerts as did the Jamaican. He conducts more muscular campaigns, through mesmerising feats of hand and foot, through deed and sweat rather than song and ganja haze.”  


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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…