Eloise Blackwell and Aleisha Pearl Nelson on balancing rugby and careers

Aleisha Pearl Nelson and Eloise Blackwell – Auckland and Ponsonby teammates recently named in the Black Fern squad heading to the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. Aleisha is a registered nurse and Eloise (aka Ella) is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Epsom Girls Grammar School. The flatmates who both hail from Ngatiwai … More Eloise Blackwell and Aleisha Pearl Nelson on balancing rugby and careers

Rewind time: Jeremy Stanley on juggling sport and study

In the early days of professional rugby Jeremy Stanley was part of the pipeline of the never-ending supply of promising players for the sporting market. On paper, he has an impressive representative rap sheet, which includes being an All Black, a Black Sox player, the Tanifa Samoa softball captain at the world championships in 2004, … More Rewind time: Jeremy Stanley on juggling sport and study