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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Italy defiant ahead of contest with Rugby Union powerhouse All Blacks

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... move has not been designed to give the hosts a fighting chance in Rome. When it comes to Italy, still an emerging rugby power, and the All Blacks, two-time world champions and the most ... of Italy coach Jacques Brunel. "If New Zealand are the Everest of rugby, we must be ready to climb as far and as high as we can and make light of the cold and bad weather," Brunel said ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Steve Hansen hails England for rugby World Cup

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is impressed by the way his side, which was unbeaten this year, was controlled in a game that rewrote records England put down marker for World Cup New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes Englan ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks brace for aerial attack from Springboks in rugby union clash

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dunedin South Africa expected to mount an aerial attack to break down New Zealand's high-octane running game in Rugby Championship clash All Blacks brace for Boks' bombardment The All Blacks expect to be targeted by an aerial bombardment today as South Africa search for a way to break the world champions' stranglehold on the Rugby Championship. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia coach dodges jibes from All Blacks ahead of rugby union clash

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia coach accused of lacking confidence in his World Cup side for today's clash with New Zealand Deans dodges jibe from All Blacks Australia coach Robbie Deans refused to take the bait after being accused of lacking confidence in his World Cup side for today's opening clash of the Rugby Championship in Sydney. The Wallabies scored a rare win over ...

  5. Deans backs sevens inclusion in 2016 Olympics

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Robbie Deans is all for rugby becoming an Olympic sport. He added his voice to a growing group pushing the IOC to introduce rugby sevens at the 2016 Games. 'The Olympics is the pinnacle of most athletes' careers. For the Olympics to recognise rugby would be outstanding,' Deans said. All Black captain Richie McCaw has also supported rugby being re-admitted ...

  6. South Island storm to Grade B rugby title

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell South Island School easily won the Grade B inter-school rugby title after sweeping all before them in the six-team competition. The boys in green were impressive, tallying more than 200 points in their six games, which included key victories over third-placed Island School and runners-up West Island School. But the overall results didn't necessarily tell ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks thump France 30-0 in 500th test

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Christchurch All Blacks thump France in 500th test The All Blacks celebrated their 500th test with a thumping 30-0 win over old rivals France, which secured victory in their three-game series yesterday. An astute kicking game laid ...


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

    ... In 1993 the Scottish Rugby Union wished to present the International Rugby Board with a perpetual trophy to be first played for at the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens at Murrayfield. ... the inventor of rugby sevens, Ned Haig, bounce in his grave if he knew the game which he devised purely as a short-term fundraiser would become an international sport- with a quadrennial World Cup ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks won't take Japan lightly

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 10:13am by Associated Press

    ... they plays their first official test in Japan on Saturday against a Japanese team eager to improve as they prepare to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Crusaders lock Dominic Bird and Blues winger Frank ... The last time the two teams met was at the Rugby World Cup in 2011, where New Zealand trounced Japan 83-7. “We are expecting the Japanese to be very competitive,” Hansen said. “It will be important ...

  10. Ready to rumble

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Wallabies' and All Blacks' rugby union players scrum down with local pupils before a training session. More than 100 junior athletes from Tin Shui Wai Eagle Rugby Club and Australian International School had a chance to tackle the rugby stars ahead of the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup today. From left, the Wallabies' Digby Loane and Hugh McMeniman, and All ...




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