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  1. Gritty New Zealand seize women's World Cup

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We thought we were faster but we were forced to play their style of rugby and it became confrontational. It was anyone's game until we made the break at the end.' New Zealand took ... Helen Wu The New Zealand women set the stage for their male counterparts today by winning the World Cup for the first time yesterday. The team, playing under the banner of the Aotearoa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493617/gritty-new-zealand-seize-womens-world-cup
  2. New Zealand swept up in Lions fever

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... Blacks v British and Irish Lions series certainly excites New Zealand's rugby officials, media, advertising gurus, public relations company executives and retailers. What of the grass roots ... Paul Moon in Christchurch All Blacks coach Graham Henry claims it will be the biggest event in New Zealand sporting history, the nation's major newspapers have published special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504033/new-zealand-swept-lions-fever
  3. New Zealand Super 12 teams snub Tietjens

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Monday. Tietjens, who had been hopeful that he would get All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko, who plays for the Blues, was left disappointed. And despite the assurance from the New Zealand Rugby Union ... of the current series and are the top seeds in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the New Zealand Rugby Union will release two players to play for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. They are Lome Fa'atau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491094/new-zealand-super-12-teams-snub-tietjens
  4. Caution as Wales join Sevens fold

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Lunch, to say that New Zealand are on line for a grand slam tour triumph over the Home Unions. 'New Zealand have a pretty good chance of completing a grand slam. It is early in the season ... in town as he witnessed the New Zealanders blackwash the cream of British rugby. 'They were far better. They had a 20 point start in every game and it was not easy coming back from that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519635/caution-wales-join-sevens-fold
  5. Emerging star Ellison continues rich family tradition

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Watch out for Tamati Ellison all you New Zealand fans and sports trivia buffs. For it was his grand-uncle Tom Ellison who captained the first New Zealand rugby team to wear the all-black strip with a silver fern on the jersey. That was in 1893- the year the New Zealand Rugby Union was formed. Before that year, the colours of the national team were blue with a gold fern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493340/emerging-star-ellison-continues-rich-family-tradition
  6. Lomu helps out NZ Sevens squad

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The New Zealand sevens team have the most famous water boy in the rugby world. All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dished out refreshments during a taxing two-hour session coach Gordon Tietjens threw at his World Cup-bound squad in Rotorua yesterday, NZPA reported. Lomu is recovering from a kidney transplant and looking to make his comeback for Martin Johnson's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492420/lomu-helps-out-nz-sevens-squad
  7. POOL A

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Defending World Cup champions New Zealand will miss Super 12 stay-at-homer Joe Rokocoko and injured star Roy Kinikinilau. But young skipper Liam Messam still has enough ammunition in his team of tried and tested sevens veterans to emerge easy pool winners. Scotland will test everyone and it will be a bun fight for second place with Tonga, Ireland, South Korea and the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493330/pool
  8. iRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He's a world beater, a pioneer and an avid fan of the Hong Kong Sevens. Discover his identity and read his exclusive column in your 40-page World Cup Sevens special on Friday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492866/irb-rugby-world-cup-sevens-2005
  9. Definitive history 'a must' for all rugby fans

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Only 3,000 copies of The Lions- The Complete History of the British and Irish Rugby Union team 1888-2005 will be published. 'I'm delighted about this book ... of events on and off the field. Statistics for each tour have been meticulously researched and a fully illustrated and written account of this year's tour to New Zealand will also be included. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502373/definitive-history-must-all-rugby-fans
  10. Kinikinilau injury adds to Kiwi woes

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Things went from bad to worse for New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens when influential winger Roy Kinikinilau failed to pass a fitness test and was dropped from the 12-strong ... by lower back problems. 'His absence is a big blow to us,' said Tietjens. 'He was a crucial member of the side and he will be missed in Hong Kong.' New Zealand have called up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491928/kinikinilau-injury-adds-kiwi-woes

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