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Dunedin’s Carisbrook

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@10PARK All this garbage in ODT about ‘consigning Carisbrook to history’. There is NO demolition order. The ground is still *backup* for RWC 2011.

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### ODT Online Sat, 19 Jun 2010
Editorial: The beloved ‘Brook
When a South Dunedin swamp first became a sports ground, no-one could have predicted Carisbrook’s eminent future. No-one could have imagined Carisbrook as one of the world’s rugby cathedrals, as the focal point for rugby and cricket in Otago, as a field of drama and dreams. The time has come for this special old lady of New Zealand sport to retire as a premier home of All Black rugby. The Silver Fern, the All Black haka, the national anthem and the test matches themselves will, by about 9.15pm today, be consigned to history.

What a life she’s lived – from gestation with the Carisbrook cricket club in 1874, to the first major event when Otago met Tasmania in cricket in 1884, to the first rugby international two years later when New South Wales lost to Otago, to 1906 when the Otago Rugby Football Union bought the lease, to the first test (against the Anglo-Welsh) in 1908.

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### ODT Online Sat, 19 Jun 2010
Rugby: Ground’s place in rugby history secure
By Brent Edwards
Few people have seen more test rugby at Carisbrook than Brent Edwards. The columnist and former long-serving Otago Daily Times sports editor looks back on some famous games at a famous ground. There are much bigger and better rugby stadiums around the world but few which evoke the passion and nostalgia of Carisbrook. It’s a no-frills name and a no-nonsense ground. It’s smaller than most, the facilities are basic yet it fairly drips with rugby heritage.

I’ve been fortunate to watch all the [Carisbrook] tests in the past 51 years. My father, uncle, cousins and I queued from 9am. Many on the terrace fainted, many vertically challenged patrons saw little of the play, but the experience was unforgettable.

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### ODT Online Sat, 19 Jun 2010
Rugby: All Black history at Carisbrook
By Hayden Meikle
Thirty-six All Black tests have been played at Carisbrook since the first in 1908. Sports editor Hayden Meikle looks back on a century of All Black highs and lows at Dunedin’s famous ground.
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All Black WIN

ODT Online’s second live blog from the All Black-France series…

### ODT Online Sat, 20 Jun 2009
All Blacks beat France 14-10
By Hayden Meikle – Dunedin

ALL BLACKS WIN.
It’s 14-10 after 80 sodden minutes at the Cake Tin. A well-deserved win for the All Blacks. But the French take home the Dave Gallaher Trophy and the memory of that wonderful win at Carisbrook.
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All Blacks coach Wayne Smith afterwards: “we did just enough”…

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 19:38 20/06/2009
Rugby Heaven
All Blacks win in the wet
By Marc Hinton

Crisis averted. The All Blacks have avoided the dreaded sweep as they hit back tonight to claim the second rugby test against France with a much-improved effort in the Wellington wet.
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### ODT Online Sat, 20 Jun 2009
Rugby: Improved All Blacks win arm wrestle

The All Blacks won the second test but lost the silverware after prevailing 14-10 over France in a titanic rugby arm wrestle here tonight. NZPA
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The All Blacks host Italy in Christchurch next Saturday while France plays Australia in Sydney.

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ODT craps out with "fading glory" of Carisbrook

ODT supports the new stadium, the recent emblazoned advertising tells us so, coupled with…feminising Carisbrook as past her best. Who wrote this:

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Jun 2009
Editorial: Glory to Carisbrook
Good night, good crowd, good atmosphere – pity about the result, and a pity too about the behaviour of a few idiots.
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Duke of Ban Phai at ODT Online
Carisbrook draws 30,000 rugby spectators
Wingy, if 30,000 turn up in the cold to watch rugby at Carisbrook, why do we need a new stadium?

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Carisbrook crowd behaviour

“Hundreds” of bottles thrown at the French team… Look forward to more unsafe behaviour and drunken hooliganism at the new stadium, but make it plastic… Check out the photo with this item.

### ODT Online Tue, 16 Jun 2009
Rugby: Bottle throwing puts tests in doubt
By Sarah Harvey

Future tests in Dunedin may be “jeopardised” after members of the crowd threw bottles at the celebrating French team at Carisbrook on Saturday night, with the New Zealand Rugby Union saying it will consider the incident when allocating future matches.
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• Carisbrook attracted a capacity crowd of 28,500.
• $300,000 from the test will go to ORFU.

Let’s not forget the trail of debris (mostly glass) strewn over South Dunedin’s main streets after Saturday night’s game.

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### ODT Online Tue, 16 Jun 2009
ORFU chasing test against Wales
By Steve Hepburn

The Otago Rugby Football Union has confirmed it wants to host a Welsh test next year, which would mean all major international teams had played at Carisbrook.
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Carisbrook IS the House of Pain

Sports commentary nationwide yesterday and today upholds the legendary ground – ignore the disloyal inept write-off by Meikle below. The only thing collapsing was the All Blacks. As one caller to Newstalk ZB said last night, the All Blacks looked like they were just playing a test, not Playing For The Nation. Others say they were simply “out-passioned”. The House of Pain looked great on Saturday night, the ground was well prepared and stacked to the gunnels with noisy fans.

### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Fans left hurting at former House of Pain
By Hayden Meikle

Forget the House of Pain. Carisbrook should from now be called the Cabin of Collapse. Dunedin’s ageing ground has lost its fortress reputation after the All Blacks were beaten for the second consecutive test there on Saturday night.
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### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Rugby: Rusty New Zealand needs to lift standard – Cowan
By Steve Hepburn

Halfback Jimmy Cowan said there was no panic in the All Blacks when they were 14 points down late in the first half of Saturday night’s test.
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All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen said experience could not be bought and many players relatively new to test rugby got a rude awakening on Saturday.

### ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Rugby: Break puts Thomson out for six weeks
By Steve Hepburn

All Blacks and Otago flanker Adam Thomson is out for six weeks after it was revealed he played most of Saturday night’s test against France at Carisbrook with a broken bone in his hand.
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###ODT Online Mon, 15 Jun 2009
Big win for Dunedin businesses
By Sarah Harvey

If All Blacks supporters were thinking “not again” on Saturday night, then Dunedin businesses were rubbing their hands together after the weekend’s test match brought people flooding into the city.
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Chin's singing at Carisbrook?

The entertainment: Selwyn Ballet (men in tutus); New Zealand Army brass band; Dave Dobbyn (CD: Slice of Heaven); enter the teams: France and New Zealand; Emma Fraser: French anthem (Le Marseillaise); Peter Chin: New Zealand anthem (God Defend New Zealand, in Maori and English); Haka (Ka Mate); GAME ON.

### ODT Online Sun, 14/06/2009 – 4:06pm.
Comment by jsmaill on Mayor Peter Chin’s singing

All Blacks record at Carisbrook. Without Mayor Chin singing – Never Lost.
With Mayor Chin singing – Never Won.
Coincidence? Lets hope he doesn’t bring his bad luck to the new stadium!

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### ODT Online Sun, 14/06/2009 – 10:35pm.
Comment by exgus on Mayor Chin should not have sung again

…Surely there are a whole bunch of Dunedin singers, contemporary or classical who are much better singers and should have been given the chance for international exposure.
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### ODT Online Mon, 15/06/2009 – 10:02am.
Comment by farsighted on Revenue

It’s less cost for the ORFU to engage the Mayor to sing. In fact, he probably pays them. I’d pay them more to stop him from singing.

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### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2009
France beats All Blacks 27-22
By Hayden Meikle

9.15pm: FRANCE WINS!…It’s game over here at the Brook. France 27, All Blacks 22. Le disaster…Carisbrook’s looking beautiful, by the way. The old girl’s days might be numbered but she can still be a special place on a night like this.
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### ODT Online Sat, 13 Jun 2009
Rugby: More French misery for All Blacks

At the World Cup it was devastation. Tonight it was utter frustration inflicted on the All Blacks by France who were deserved 27-22 winners in the first rugby test at Carisbrook. NZPA WGT dg pm
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### ODT Online Sun, 14 Jun 2009
35 arrested after All Blacks loss

Dunedin police had a busy night in the aftermath of the All Blacks’ 27-22 loss to the France at Carisbrook Stadium last night.
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Iconic Carisbrook: does the job well, AGAIN

### ODT Online Fri, 12 Jun 2009
Rugby: Tickets for test all but sold out
By Alistair McMurran

Carisbrook is expected to be a sell-out for the test between the All Blacks and France tomorrow night. Otago Rugby Football Union marketing manager Chris Green told the Otago Daily Times last night the test was “on the verge of a sell-out again”.
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Stats:
The capacity of Carisbrook for the test is 28,500.
The capacity at the Cake Tin is 34,500.

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