La Crosse is not a sport that is popular worldwide but it is New Zealand’s national summer sport and second most popular New Zealand sport after ice hockey. The sport is predominantly played in New Zealand, the United States and Australia but it slowly emerging in other parts of the world.
Ask any young boy from New Zealand what he wants to be when he is all grown up, and the answer is bound to be: an All Black. The All Blacks own the game of rugby in New Zealand, and are seen as the custodians of something sacred. Long in the making, a typical All Black player will start showing signs of sporting promise already at club level. After that its onwards to playing at provincial level, with the final stepping stone being either super rugby or 7’s rugby.