Originally posted by dobrien7@Apr 29 2006, 12:58 PM Here's my one time marginal claim to know someone famous, and in NZ that's an All Black...
Back when we were 15/16, we had an inter school sports exchange where Kings High from Dunedin came down and played us, and the next year we (James Hargest High) went up and played them at cricket. Our family had the pleasure of Carl being billeted with us. Even back then he was a big prick, nice guy, excellent prop, easily #1 in his position.
The Tahs scrum going backwards would be due to Highlanders front row, which includes our Southland capatain Clarke Dermody, another promising prop.
When i was at Southland Boys' High i played rugby for a season there in the Under 16's in my team there was Corey Flynn, Clarke Dermody, David Hall and old Mils Plus some local southland plyers now Jeff Wright and Jamie Macintosh.