COMMENT:

Kiwis are still bursting with pride and anguish after the Black Caps' loss to England last weekend. Sport has the power to uplift us, to unite and divide. It's drama without life-or-death stakes. Unless we're talking about sports where heads get knocked repeatedly.

Around the same time the Black Caps suffered what the New Zealand Herald called "one of the all-time gut wrenching defeats", losing in a tied super over at the Cricket World Cup, news emerged the late Canterbury player and coach, Steve Folkes, was the first Australian rugby league player to be diagnosed with a brain disease

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