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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Anzac Day got Sideline Sid thinking about the role that sport played during hostilities over the last one hundred years of armed conflict. While sport was very much reduced in New...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Following on from last week's column, where I ranked Ron Jarden as one of the finest All Blacks to play rugby for our country – this week Sideline Sid gives his thoughts...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz One benefit of reaching the seven decade mark in life, is the ability to look back at events and people that have shaped the world, having lived through the times. There is always...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz With the arrival of cooler morning temperatures, the cricket season is quickly fading away to be replaced with the current Western Bay of Plenty club rugby season. In the opening games...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Driving to the Bay Oval on Easter Friday, Sideline Sid did a double take as he drove into Blake Park. The Mount Maunganui Cricket Club building that had stood as a sentinel on the...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The passing of the baton from summer sport to the winter games will be ably demonstrated in Mount Maunganui over the Easter weekend holiday break. On Easter Friday, the Williams Cup...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While many look on golf as boring, the finish to the New Zealand Open played at Queenstown over the weekend had high drama aplenty on the last hole. The rare Sky television coverage...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Six months preparation, a wheelbarrow full of predictions of success followed by another crushing loss in the first game of the season - yes the New Zealand Warriors NRL season has...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Just when the local cricket season is coming to the business end of the season, someone said to me that Super Rugby had kicked off last weekend. Sideline Sid was brought up on a diet...

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Sideline SidSports correspondant & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid now believes that fairy tales do come true. Last Saturday Black Caps Captain Courageous Brendan McCullum grabbed hold of one of the most coveted records in test cricket,...

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