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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ones to watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... and are the best chance yet for the northern Hemisphere to break its World Cup duck. New Zealand IRB ranking 2 Carlos Spencer deals in pure rugby. His adaptability and vision light the touch paper for the blazing All Blacks rearguard. And what he starts Joe Rokocoko finishes. The winger's accession to Jonah Lomu's pedestal has been as effortless as his divine running style. New Zealand ...

  3. Kiwis scrum down

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Rugby World Cup 2011 can turn a forecast NZ$39 million (HK$221 million) loss into a NZ$500 million profit in the twinkling of an eye. That's what the New Zealand taxpayer and the rugby ... development. An economic impact assessment by Rugby New Zealand 2011 five years ago said the visitor spend would be more than NZ$1 billion, Snedden said, and that would translate into a net benefit ...

  4. Diggin' the dancing queen

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Her face is known to many around the Sevens. Last year, she did a roving commentary which took a tongue-in-cheek look at fancy dress and featured a brief cameo by New Zealand sevens legend ... of rugby in terms of the players and teams, but also the entertainment at the Sevens. I see it as the mardi gras of rugby.' Shifting gears from entertainer to creative director is producing ...

  5. Tokyo tournament tipped to join world series

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Tokyo is favourite to host one of two new legs in an expanded HSBC Sevens World Series. The city could come on board either next year or in 2013. International Rugby Board ... Singapore was also a stop but lost its status. It is now believed that Tokyo is favourite to become the next Asian leg. Trevor Gregory, vice-president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said: ...

  6. Sports Quiz

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an Ashes series? 9. Who is the current Leeds United manager? 10. Who won the 2004 rugby league world club championship? 1. None 2. Ken Rosewall 3. Rodney Marsh 4. New Zealand 5. Terry Norris 6. ... tsunami? 4. Who are the only international rugby union team with a winning record against all other nations? 5. Who knocked out Sugar Ray Leonard in 1991 forcing him into boxing retirement? 6. ...


    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Australia and New Zealand are sung and the traditional lion dance is held, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chief executive John O'Neill will sit down with his Japanese counterpart to hammer out the possibility of the Bledisloe Cup being held in Tokyo in 2010. Asia holds the key to the future of rugby union in Australia. Forced to battle it out for a dwindling financial pie with other popular ...

  8. Crisis at home overshadows weakened Asian champions Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a direct impact on rugby, with the Japan Rugby Football Union cancelling plans to host the inaugural Tokyo Sevens next month. The 16-team tournament had included many top sides such as New Zealand ... for the gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in last November last year. A few, including New Zealand-born Michael Leitch, were unavailable because of they were being selected for the national ...

  9. Free-for-all as giants move into last eight

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... England and New Zealand on a collision course for Cup glory. Befitting their top seeds status, both New Zealand and England found themselves in different halves of the draw and will come up against easier opponents than the chasing pack in the IRB Sevens World Series. New Zealand have drawn Portugal and England play Russia in the quarter-finals. The others have it tough. Fiji meet ...

  10. Aiming to beat All Blacks any witch way

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a one-off game - now that the Bledisloe Cup has already been won by New Zealand - for O'Neill thinks the fate of rugby union as a code in Australia could depend on a victory. 'The ... 'Ding dong, the witch is dead,' utters John O'Neill. The momentary silence following the declaration by the Australian Rugby Union chief executive is broken by guffaws from ...




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