Living in the UK for a few years I got used to having the sports news totally dominated by football (I even learned to call it football rather than soccer).
Here it’s the other way around. Even when the All Blacks are playing a second- or third-string French side, which everybody expects them to beat comfortably, other sports still struggle to get a look in.
But tucked away at the bottom of the back page today was some interesting news:
Celtic is a top club, so this is big news. Next season they will play in the elite Champions League. Chris Killen will be the only New Zealander in that competition.
Not bad for a fellow Rongotai College boy!