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Book Launch - When the Crowd Stops Roaring


Tue 21 May 2019, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Join us as we launch Neven MacEwan's book 'When the Crowd Stops Roaring'.

Refreshments available, open to the public. All welcome! Please join us and bring a friend.

Guest speakers:
Keith Quinn (rugby commentator) and
David Rowe (Dean of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul)

In this frank and inspiring memoir, Neven talks about his extraordinary success as a rugby player. A lock and number eight, Neven represented Wellington at a provincial level, before achieving the ultimate in New Zealand rugby - wearing the revered All Black jersey. His contemporaries included Tiny White, Don Clarke, Wilson Whineray, Kelvin Tremain, Colin Meads and Ian Clarke.

But this is not just a memoir of rugby achievements; Neven talks frankly about the difficulties in his life 'when the crowd stops roaring' and the reality away from the rugby field. There are immense challenges, including a suicide attempt and his battle with alcoholism.

But there is also hope, triumph and new beginnings with Neven going on to give back and help others who have lost their way.

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