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  1. Sport - Other Sport - America's Cup

    NZ hints at America’s Cup funding

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in Wellington, New Zealand

    ... Associated Press in Wellington, New Zealand The New Zealand government is likely to provide further financial support for Team New Zealand to challenge for the America’s Cup. Economic development minister Steven Joyce told a welcome home ceremony for Team New Zealand on Auckland’s waterfront Friday “this country and this Government stands ready to be part of the next America’s Cup ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    New Zealand rugby to set up integrity unit to fight doping and corruption

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington NZRU to set up integrity unit on doping and graft The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) will set up a dedicated integrity unit to combat corruption and doping in the sport, a senior official said Sunday. Neil Sorenson, NZRU general manager of professional rugby, said the governing body aimed to have the unit set up in six months, the New Zealand Newswire ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    All Black Weepu suffered undetected stroke

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:11am

    ... of it and the implications for Piri.” New Zealand Rugby Union general manager of professional rugby Neil Sorensen said Weepu was being supported by the union and new Zealand Rugby Players’ Association. “We know ... undetected for almost a month as he was treated for severe headaches. Steven Kara, a doctor for Weepu’s Blues Super Rugby team, said a scan on Monday had revealed the 30-year-old player likely ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    ‘Benchy’ Marshall may say bye-bye to union if Salford calls

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... mulling a lucrative bid to lure him back to rugby league, said a report in the Australian media on Sunday. The 29-year-old former New Zealand rugby league captain switched codes on a two-year deal ... to claim the 2008 Rugby League World Cup for New Zealand. On Friday, he played 23 minutes as a replacement as the Blues lost 26-9 to the ACT Brumbies in Canberra, taking his tally for the season ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Sonny Bill Williams signs new deal with NZ union

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:04am by AP

    ... Zealand Rugby Union which might see him play for the All Blacks at the 2015 World Cup. The union said on Friday that Williams would return to the Hamilton-based Chiefs in Super Rugby under a deal ... the Super Rugby title last year. But he said Williams had made clear his ambition to regain an All Blacks jersey and to press for selection in the New Zealand rugby sevens team to the 2016 Olympics. ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says sleeping pills abuse is on the rise

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... is emerging as a major problem among elite athletes and rugby union cannot afford to ignore the issue, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen warned on Monday. Hansen was speaking after the New Zealand Rugby ... followed warnings issued to several New Zealand players about mixing sleeping pills and energy drinks at last year's Rugby League World Cup in England, where the Kiwis reached the final only ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    NZRU chief denies cover-up of players abusing sleeping pills

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Steve Tew insists it did not try to hide misuse at 2011 World Cup by Cory Jane and Israel Dagg Cover-up on abuse of sleeping pills denied New Zealand Rugby Union ... of the 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina. The abuse of prescription drugs has been a hot issue in New Zealand since the country's rugby league governing body said it was probing ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY LEAGUE

    Sonny Bill Williams may be available, after all, for New Zealand World Cup defence

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:39am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Roosters at the weekend. He had been coy about his intentions since the victory over the Manly Sea Eagles, with the New Zealand Rugby Union and Super Rugby champions the Waikato Chiefs keen ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Sonny Bill Williams was reportedly poised to make a dramatic backflip and declare himself available for New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup, after ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New rugby union scrum rule has unexpected consequence

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... the scrum Rugby's new scrum law could simply see the crooked feed replace the collapse as the source of contention, and penalties, if the first outings at test level in the Rugby Championship ... together and promising a more stable set piece. The first test of the law at a set piece at international level came after 10 minutes of New Zealand's 47-29 victory over Australia ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    England’s tour to New Zealand ‘is ultimate test’

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 12:49pm

    ... they tour New Zealand next year, the Rugby Football Union announced. The series starts at the All Blacks’ Eden Park fortress on June 7, continues at Forsyth Barr Stadium seven days later ... and a midweek match will give us the opportunity to take 35 to 40 players who will get a chance to lay down a marker 15 months out from the World Cup.” New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew ...




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