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Pyke the focus as AFL becomes the talk of the town in Wellington

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Mike Pyke, the Canadian ruckman who helped lead the Sydney Swans to a Premiership in 2012 is remembered in New Zealand for different reasons. Before his amazing code swap to AFL he was a rugby union international for Canada. In a country as obsessed with rugby as the Kiwis are with their All Blacks the sight of a player the size of Pyke scoring a runaway try down the wing against the pride of New Zealand leaves a memory etched in the minds of many.

Pyke has been the centre of a TV3 news story and is also a focus within the print media with the great article Ex-All-Black-foe Pyke becomes AFL star.

The AFL are predicting a crowd of around 20,000 and there is no doubt a connection to Pyke may lead to further interest.

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Pyke the focus as AFL becomes the talk of the town in Wellington
Authored by: Cam Homes on Tuesday, April 23 2013 @ 08:10 am ACST

The Mike Pyke try may be etched in the memory of some Kiwis, but it is something that has been erased as too traumatic for many others. I have scored a number of beers from Kiwis who deny it ever happened until I show them the the evidence.

Just have to 'Google'  Mike Pyke Try and make 'em watch it :-)

Love It!!!!!