Over Time Will Rugby Remain New Zealands Most Popular Sport?


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This is a slide show by Ben Stephens. He completed an investigation about the All Blacks and looked into the popularity of rugby in New Zealand.

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Over Time Will Rugby Remain New Zealands Most Popular Sport?

  1. 1. Tennis : 8% Soccer : 15% Table tennis 10% Volley ball : 10% Basketball : 8% Baseball : 9% Cricket :10% Rugby : 10% Kayaking : 6% Netball : 6% Ect : 8%
  2. 2. #1 Tony Woodcock #2 Kevin Mealamu #3 Greg Somerville #4 Brad Thorne #5 Ali Williams #6 Sione Luaki #7 Richie McCaw #8 Rodney So’oialo #9 Jimmy Cowan #10 Daniel Carter #11 Joe Rokocoko #12 Ma,a Nonu #13 Conrad Smith #14 Richard Kahui #15 Mils Muliaina All Blacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. 3. The origins of the haka are deeply rooted in the mists of time. It is a history rich in folklore and legend that reflects Maori heritage. New Zealand has grown up immersed in haka since first encounters between Maori and early European explorers, missionaries and settlers. While recent tradition suggests the haka was the domain of men exclusively, legends power of female sexuality. According to legend, the haka was derived from the sun of God, Ra. He had two wives: Hine-raumati, who was the essence of summer, and Hine-takurua, the essence of winter. Ra and Hine-raumati lay together and gave birth to a son called Tanerore. On hot summer days it is possible to see the light dancing. Legend has it that this is Hine-raumati's son, Tanerore, performing for his mother an the wiriwiri or trembling shimmer is today reflected in the trembling of the haka performer's hands. Maori myths and legends are peppered with stories about the haka.
  4. 4. The All blacks have represented New Zealand for over 30 years playing in rain, sun, fog winning losing & have always been supported by us kiwi fans. The two first five eighths for the All Blacks, Carlos Spencer & Grant Fox, both had excellent goal kicking potential until both went overseas to play. They got offered more money than they got playing for the All Blacks.
  5. 5. Soccer : 20% Rugby : 10% Netball : 6% Tennis : 8% Hockey : 6% Touch : 10% Badminton : 2% Squash : 3% Softball : 10% Basketball : 10% Ect : 15%
  6. 6. Rugby is New Zealand's National sport because It is the best sport that NZ is good at even though more People play soccer or touch we are still best at rugby.
  7. 7. The game rugby was invented by the famous William Webb Ellis. Rugby was named after a place called rugby town William Ellis said the game was going to be about running passing dodging & swerving in & out of other players. Now rugby is New Zealand's national sport & it is also played in almost every country around the world. William Ellis invented rugby when he picked up the ball in a soccer match & ran down the field with it.
  8. 8. People say that Joe Rokocoko is the best winger in the wo rld he has scored over 38 tries witch is over 190 points & he can run fast than you can say rugby so I think Joe Rokocoko is the best winger in the world & I think lots of people would agree with me.
  9. 9. Rugby Soccer Hockey Basketball Netball
  10. 10. Richie McCaw cries as he is interviewed by the press because he has just lost the 2007 World Cup Richie McCaw holds up the 2008 Tri Nations Cup. They defeated Aussie 28-24
  11. 11. Nobody knows if in ten years rugby will still be New Zealand's national sport until the time comes, so until 2018, rugby stays as our best sport