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Hooker And Halfback Backups Face The Chop

Hooker And Halfback Backups Face The Chop

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - The All Blacks selectors will seriously consider ditching a backup hooker and halfback from their year-end tour squad to make room for more rugby World Cup fringe contenders.

Dangerous Boca Striker Canete Cleared To Play Phoenix

Dangerous Boca Striker Canete Cleared To Play Phoenix

By Peter Martinez of NZPA

Wellington, July 19 NZPA - Boca Juniors have cleared dangerous striker Marcelo Canete for Friday's festival soccer match against Wellington Phoenix in the capital.

Kahui's Season On The Line As All Blacks Delay Naming

Kahui's Season On The Line As All Blacks Delay Naming

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

In-form All Blacks back Richard Kahui faces the prospect of having another international rugby season scrubbed out by his fragile shoulders.

All Blacks Want To Justify No 1 Status

All Blacks Want To Justify No 1 Status

Auckland, July 7 NZPA - No 1 on paper, the All Blacks believe they need to prove they are international rugby's premier side by beating closest rivals South Africa.

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

Increasing Use Of The Private Health Sector

New Zealanders use of the private sector for their health woes continues to increase. Figures released today by the not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Society show average annual cost escalation of around 10% for the year ending December 2009 - up from an 8% rise in the previous year.

Sleepy All Blacks Inspired By All Whites

Sleepy All Blacks Inspired By All Whites

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Dunedin, June 16 NZPA - One of their rugby coaches might have dozed off, but the All Blacks were glued to their compatriots' stunning soccer World Cup opening in the early hours of today.

Slovakia Talk Up Chances Against All Whites

Slovakia Talk Up Chances Against All Whites

Wellington, June 14 NZPA/AFP - Slovakia are lacking nothing in confidence ahead of their opening World Cup soccer group match against New Zealand in Rustenburg tomorrow night (NZT).

Herbert Happy With Final Hitout

Herbert Happy With Final Hitout

Wellington, June 10 NZPA - New Zealand had a double dose of good news as their soccer World Cup preparations continued in South Africa today.

Remarkable Recovery Sees Brown World Cup-Bound

Remarkable Recovery Sees Brown World Cup-Bound

Auckland, June 9 NZPA - Midfielder Tim Brown has made what has made been described as a remarkable recovery from shoulder surgery and will fly out tomorrow for South Africa to rejoin the All Whites at the soccer World Cup.

Herbert Reveals Nervy Concern Over Injuries

Herbert Reveals Nervy Concern Over Injuries

Wellington, June 2 NZPA - All Whites soccer coach Ricki Herbert is starting to fear injuries above all else as the World Cup looms.