|Heat and Dust - Roger Smith 11/2010|
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Three blocks away is a park and it transpired that two enthusiastic gridiron teams were slugging it out in the heat and dust.
Gridiron has a small following in New Zealand where the predominant codes are rugby and rugby league. Most of the practicioners are Polynesians with a few displaced Yanks making up the team.
The ground is already rock hard as summer has come early to Auckland.and their protective gear was put to good use in every bone-crunching tackle.
The rules of the Amercian game remain a mystery to me, and to most of those on the sideline.