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Lynn McConnell Lynn McConnell is a freelance writer and historian based in Warkworth. A former sports editor of The Southland Times and The Evening Post, he was also NZ editor of and He has written several books on rugby including: Behind the Silver Fern (with Tony Johnson), Living the Dream (Mils Muliaina), McKechnie, Double All Black (Brian McKechnie).

Lynn McConnell

Turbulent times

Alex 'Grizz' Wyllie was an enforcer for the All Blacks during some of New Zealand rugby's most chaotic years.

Lynn McConnell

No country for soft men

Grizz Wyllie toured South Africa when the Springboks were the toughest men on the planet.

Lynn McConnell

Bring back Buck

30 years after Buck Shelford was dropped there are some still perplexed by the decision