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2006 News

Bad Break for the UK

As one commentator put it, “It’s the worst thing to happen to UK polocrosse since Dan Duhig injured his thumb” and they could well be right. News has reached us that Sophie Lodder has broken her wrist in the run up to the World Cup. The injury happened while the team were based in New Read more…

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Return of the Caped Crusader!

To borrow the words of the well known modern poet Marshall Mathers (a.k.a Eminem) “Rick is back, back again, Rick is back, tell a friend”. Rick Murray is rumoured to be returning to the UK in 2007 after a year of self imposed exile in New Zealand. He will be playing for the newly renamed Northern Read more…

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Uncle Pete Goes West!

Well, Western Phoenix anyway, (technically it’s in the East!). It seems ‘Uncle’ Pete Wherret, being paraded in a Highlanders shirt here (after Highlanders Chairman Guy Robertson claimed to have snatched him from Arden for 2007), is actually going to play for the Phoenix! This is an excellent signing for the Phoenix who have been looking Read more…

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World Cup Fever Approaches…

The England cricket team managed to leave Australia with some pride and a trophy after snatching victory from the jaws of total humiliation in the one day test series, going on a four match unbeaten run to clinch the title. They did admitedly then nearly get mugged at knife point in their hotel (Australians really Read more…

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Super Eights – Love or Hate?

The Nationals in 2007 were played for the first time in a new super eight format, meaning each division had a cup and plate. There were rumours before hand that it wouldn’t work and that the differences in handicap in each division were too big. However, it actually all went off rather well and it Read more…

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Have Arden Bitten Off More Than They Can Chew?

Arden are once again dabbling in the world of experimental (and this one really is mental) mounts as they try to find a way to finally defeat the Highlanders at the third time of asking! Arden do not lack top class players. They have two members of the UK’s Men’s squad (Hamish and Jason), the Read more…

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Rule Changes Loom…

Apparently since we launched our “Save The Overarm” a number of you have been in contact with the UKPA Chief Umpire, Martin Brookes, to inform him that you don’t want it banned! Well done! The argument for banning it is that the its detracts from the horsemanship in the game, i.e. you don’t have to Read more…

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Attack vs Defence?

The Article below has been taken from www.polocrosse.net and has been written by Kenrick Riley. It makes some interesting points and is well worth reading. To see it in its original form click here . POLOCROSSE – THE EQUITY OF DEFENCE PURPOSE: To conduct an experimental game designed to make polocrosse more enjoyable. SUMMARY: An increasing complaint Read more…

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Ban the Overarm?

For years it has been a (funny) bone of contention; a motion that has divided the polocrosse nation. Now it seems that there is a movement to finally get the IPC to make a ruling one way or another. At the IPC council meeting in June a great number of rule changes will be discussed Read more…

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