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Mark Pirie writes on a classic rugby league poem

Recently, I came across a rugby league poem on the famous ground Carlaw Park by a little known New Zealand poet Francis Cloke (1860-1941).

I decided to research the poet further and came across the poet's family connection to the League code in New Zealand.

I made the research into a National Poetry Day 2015 blog.

You can read my article at the Poetry Archive of New Zealand Aotearoa website: