Underdog Soon to be Top Dog?

With Jamaican bobsled comparisons the order of the day, NZ’s curling team was the underdog favourite at this year’s Ford World Championship in Canada. ‘While many Canadians curl out of plush clubs, [captain Sean] Becker’s home ice ‘is a wee dam about 100 yards from the back door’ at his farm.” NZ qualified for the world event after winning the Pacific Curling Championship in Korea. Two rinks dedicated to the sport are set to open in Naseby and Dunedin later this year.


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How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

Every sports team has an expectation to succeed, but few do like the All Blacks, CNN reports. The burden of public opinion – as well as the high standards set by the…