A Uni Watch Look at the Rugby Union Autumn Internationals

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The Haka - A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

By Phil Hecken

Today, I’m again bringing you a very special article from a gentleman with whom I have worked on several occasions, and who always brings a welcome international flair to Uni Watch, Caleb Borchers.

Caleb is back today to discuss the “Haka,” which most of us may be familiar with . . . → Read More: The Haka – A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

Continental Divides: How New Zealand's Chiefs Handle Native Peoples' Iconography & Naming

By Phil Hecken

Uni Watch (and ESPN, via Paul) have recently done some in-depth investigation of the relationships between American sports teams who use either Native American names (racist or not), iconography and logos, and attempted to engage in discussion of the way teams interact (if at all) with the native populations from . . . → Read More: Continental Divides: How New Zealand’s Chiefs Handle Native Peoples’ Iconography & Naming

Logo a No-Go

The guy carrying the ball in the photo shown above is David Pocock, captain of the Western Force, a Super Rugby team based in Perth, Australia. Notice anything unusual about him? No logo creep on his shoes! Reader Eric Bangeman explains why:

Pocock is only 23 but is arguably one of Australia’s best . . . → Read More: Logo a No-Go