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RWC Fever not healthy?

John Kerr posted in on September 29th, 2011.

To many New Zealanders rugby is more than just a sport, but maybe we need to lighten up if we want to enjoy it. Dominion Post journalist Michelle Duff caught up with Canterbury University sports sociologist Camilla Obel to talk about rugby, the national psyche and the typical All blacks fan. An excerpt (read in […]

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‘Blame the Ref’ – psychology for the RWC

Peter Griffin posted in on September 8th, 2011.

Rugby is central to New Zealand’s sense of national self worth- but this can be a problem given New Zealand’s recent track record of not winning world cup contests, says Associate Professor of Psychology,   Marc Wilson, of Victoria University in Wellington. “We love our rugby,” he said in a public lecture at Wellington on September […]

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