Come on Richie fans, let us give a cheer
In celebration to, the blog we hold so dear.
Baby Richie is now two
And here is what i wish for you...
May it continue to bring joy to all
Us RG's still chat and have a ball.
Where we resume to gather and unite
Plus get our Rugby and Richie insight.
And now this brings us to Mary
Our hardworking Fairy!
I want to tell you "Thank you"
But it doesn't seem enough
Words don't seem sufficient
For all your tireless effort and stuff.
Please know we all have deep feelings
About your generous act.
We really appreciate you
You're special, and that's a fact!
I'd like to thank you for this website. Great job ! Must be theonly one which doesn't just display pictures of Richiewith some "He's so cute ! I wanna marry him someday !"or "Too bad those stupid cheese-eating frogs cheatedon the Blacks ! We love Richie we hate Paris !", orall those incredibly smart stuff I usually read. Atlast a website giving facts on this great player !
(...)Congrats again and I wish u all thebest for the future !
Happy Birthday!! Hope there'll be lots more to come .. an awesome blog for one of the greatest rugby players ! A big thank you to Queeny and the contributors.
A is for All Black No.1014
B is for Brother, to younger sister Joanna
C is for Captain of the Crusaders, & the AB’s
D is for Diving - another sport you enjoy
E is for Educated - an A+ student
F is for Flanker, openside
G is for Gliding - what you love to do
H is for Hugh - your middle name
I is for Ireland - where you played your first AB test in 2001
J is for Jim - your W.W.II pilot Grandfather
K is for Kurow - where you went to primary school
L is for Loyal - to NZ rugby
M is for Mazda 323 - your first car
N is for New Years Eve baby - born 31/12/1980, in Oamaru, NZ
O is for Omarama - where you love to glide
P is for Pilot - Cessna’s, gliders (& DC3’s)
Q is for Queenstown - where you sometimes frequent
R is for Rugby Park - where the Crusaders train
S is for Seven - our favourite number
T is for Tries a plenty, for the AB’s & Crusaders
U is for University, Lincoln - where you studied
V is for Venison - what you love to cook
W is for Wales - where your first captained the AB’s in 2004
X is for Xcited - what we get when we watch you play
Y is for YouTube videos galore of Richie, & the AB’s
Z is for Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz what we don’t mind losing, to watch you play those late night games in a different time zone!
I want to say happy 2nd birthday to the blog. You have done a fantastic job running it, with local spy help. Before the blog, I used to google for richie's news but since i found the blog, this has been the place to go to for me for all Richie's news.
And it's so great for me to able to talk rugby with other girls who are passionate about the game. coming from a non rugby country, I have no one else :( I have one colleague in NZ but unfortch he doesn't share my admiration for richie :( (alas, he's a wellington supporter).
The blog and the chat have always been very positive. And I like what you wrote once, humour is the second quality to have when you read the blog, the first being supporting Richie. and that's so true!!!
In this two years, the blog has united rugby/Richie fans all over the world and that's no small feat. thank you and keep up the good work, queeny and cheers to all the RGs!
A year ago today, the blog turned one ; and two years ago, one crazy frog in NZ decided to start this big adventure!The crazy frog's official name is Armand and though he never visits us (or at least, he doesn't show he is there!), everytime I am online on this blog I think about him so :
So without Armand, no Richie Blog (maybe someone else would have started it but as I may not have taken part in it, then, it wouldn't have had the same impact on my life!)
What a pleasure, not only to follow Richie's results, share the tears (of joy or of pain), share our passion for rugby around the globe but also to have met (and still meet) great people! Whatever the time, there is always a Richie Girl online, always someone to warn us about any rugby or world news -from "RIP Sir Edmund Hilary" to "Welcome Home DC !"
Thank you very much to Rose -the American voice of wisdom- for naming us the "Richie Girls" ; our whanau needed a name and this one is a. easy to remember, b. funny and c. approved by all the RGs (even the newbies! and even if Armand preferred "ladies" but since he is not here ...)
Thank you to Izzy, aka "the Local Spy", aka "You-Know-Who" : I have already said it, but it may be more appropriate here, so let's write it again. Without Bee Izzy, no local Richie news, no scan from the Ch-ch star, no life on the blog! For (to me) what gives its specifity to our Baby Richie is that we have news coming from the source (careful : I don't say Izzy works for the Saders though sometimes I thing she has her own spies --just kidding!) and not online e-news, e-pics, e-everything that everyone can e-find!
If I start by naming the RGs, I think I'm gonna forget some so I will stop here and just tell you all "You know how much you mean to me -and not only on the blog- God bless the Internet and Armand!"
My wishes for Baby Richie turns 3? Richie to stay Richie, Baby Richie to stay Baby Richie, and the Richie Girls to stay who they are!
Love from the Castle,
Queeny, aka Nanny Mary.
ps : forgot to mention all the princes (Brian, Fred, Shaun, Ruan, Luke, Byron, Juan, Andy, Johny, the Nesians, Bobby, Pierre, Vincent, Ali, Matty, Steve, Craig, the Men in Kilt, Steven, Dan, ...) now living at the RGs castle who thank Richie for being away a lot and allowing them to have fun at the castle
this statement can be understood by some RGs only -and I won't apoligize :P
ps 2 : here are the pics I asked for and put into a video (not posted on YT for private reasons)
** Chill from South Africa **
It’s been over a year since I have found this fantastic homage to the great Richie McCaw, and while the man himself is a great person to pay tribute to, the secret to the success of this blog is the people who contribute to it on a daily basis. One of the best aspects is to meet new people from all round the globe; we’re different with different backgrounds, but our love of rugby and our admiration for the All Black captain makes us the same on that level. It has constantly amazed me to see how knowledgeable the rugby supporters on this blog are; every conversation or topic that arises is dealt with in an incredibly mature manner and the insights are enlightening. I enjoy coming on and seeing what people are thinking on the chatterbox – sometimes it’s light-hearted, other times its more serious, but it’s intriguing and thought provoking, with everyone’s comment valuable and appreciated. Its one of my favourite places on the internet and its been fun watching it grow.
** Tess from New Zealand **
ON THE MARVELLOUS MILESTONE REACHED FOR “BABY RICHIE”
HERE’S TO A HUGE 2nd YEAR!
WE ARE BLESSED WITH THE MOST INFORMATIVE,COMPREHENSIVE,FUN &FITTING
TRIBUTE TO AN EXCEPTIONAL INTELLIGENT PLAYER, (ALREADY) A RUGBY LEGEND,
HANDSOME HERO AND ALL-ROUND DECENT KIWI BLOKE!HUGE THANKS TO ALL
THOSE WONDERFUL RG’S WHO KEEP ITS POPULARITY ALIVE.IT’S AN ABSOLUTE
CREDIT TO YOU OUR “QUEENY & NANNY”.CAPTAIN MAC IS HUMBLED BUT
HONOURED I’M SURE.KEEP ON SPREADING THE GOOD WORD THOUGHOUT THE