About

A writer from New Zealand. Predominantly focus on rugby but don't mind dabbling in basketball and cricket amongst others.
I played rugby predominantly as a lock throughout high school and in the top Under 21 competition in Dunedin until my injuries stopped me. Now playing basketball in the B Grade of the Dunedin Men's Competition, while also having played cricket, touch and athletics over the years.

I began writing for Bleacher Report early in 2009 and began to take it more seriously in 2010 after sustaining a season-ending back injury. Since then I have taken on roles with the Otago Daily Times, Stadium Journey, as well as contributing the occasional article to various other websites and publications. Recently graduated from the University of Otago with an Honours degree in Physical Education, with a focus on sports media.

Drop me a line if you want to discuss anything sports related.

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  • Leo Collis posted 46 days ago

    Leo Collis

    No problem, Jeff!

  • Tuan Doan posted 722 days ago

    Tuan Doan

    Hi Jeff, would you mind cover (i.e. write the review or preview, and rate the performance of each player) each British & Irish Lions vs. Australian Wallabies game? You are only writer on Bleacher Report who understand, and write about the Southern Hemisphere rugby

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 835 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Jeff! Keep up the good work.

  • Josh Matt posted 906 days ago

    Josh Matt

    car for a fan add?

  • Gianluca Trigoni posted 987 days ago

    Gianluca Trigoni

    Hi Jeff,

    We are a Publishing company which already has One title World Business Magazine being published for over one year. We are now Launching a Monthly Sports Magazine and wanted to inquire whether you would be interested in allowing us to use your content for our Print Publication. Kindly drop us an email at trigoni@worldbizjournals.com so that we can talk further.

    Regards,

  • Kman O'Brien posted 1019 days ago

    Kman O'Brien

    Jeff I was wondering if you would consider doing a World XV or retired players over the course of the year. I feel it has been a pretty big year for retirees. As an Irish fan there was David Wallace, Denis Leamy, Shane Horgan and Welshman Shane Williams, SA Victor Matfield, NZ Brad Thorn to name a few

  • Kman O'Brien posted 1021 days ago

    Kman O'Brien

    Jeff you did a world XV in 2010, do one for 2012! I'm curious at your opinion

  • Paul Murphy posted 1055 days ago

    Paul Murphy

    Mate I've just been accepted into the BR writing programme having applied to focus on rugby and particularly the European side of the game. I've been reading your articles for a while now and like your style. I would love to get some tips and advice from you and maybe run a few article ideas by you. It'd be good to try boost the readership of the rugby section. You and Seth Gilliam seem to be fighting a bit of a lone fight and doing a great job at it.

  • Ben Alves posted 1179 days ago

    Ben Alves

    Could you give this a read? Would be good to get an opinion from an Otago man http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1088065-otago-rugby-and-new-zealand-rugbys-need-to-go-commercial

  • Ben Alves posted 1218 days ago

    Ben Alves

    Opinion? http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1032971-why-robbie-deans-was-the-wrong-choice-for-the-wallabies

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