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All Blacks 1949 Tour Factbox

All Blacks 1949 Tour Factbox

Centurion, July 22 NZPA - Factbox on the All Blacks' rugby tour of South Africa in 1949:

Squad:

Fullbacks

Bob Scott (Auckland), Jack Goddard (South Canterbury)

Wingers

Blackest Tour The Ultimate Rugby Test

Blackest Tour The Ultimate Rugby Test

It was the blackest year in New Zealand rugby history but the ill-fated 1949 visit to South Africa is remembered by those involved as an epic journey writes Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA.

NZ Emerging Players Outclassed By Australians

22 July -- The New Zealand Emerging Players were soundly beaten by a dominating Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) side in their 50-over match at Redlands Cricket Club, Brisbane today. Batting first, AIS amassed 300 for the loss of six wickets in their 50 overs.

All Blacks Wary Of Test-Hardened Boks

All Blacks Wary Of Test-Hardened Boks

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - A settled and battle-hardened Springboks side will provide a steeper challenge than Australia in this weekend's Tri-Nations rugby test according to the All Blacks.

Minimal Offshore Options For All Blacks' Cup Campaign

Minimal Offshore Options For All Blacks' Cup Campaign

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - The All Blacks coaches are monitoring the form and status of just two overseas-based contenders as the team-assembling process for the 2011 World Cup rumbles into life.

Springboks Team Named To Play All Blacks

Springboks Team Named To Play All Blacks

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - South African team named today for the Tri-Nations rugby test against the All Blacks at Bloemfontein on Saturday:

Pienaar Gets Not At 10 For Boks

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - Ruan Pienaar will wear the contentious Springboks first five-eighth jersey in Sunday morning's Tri-Nations rugby test against the All Blacks at Bloemfontein.

New Faces For Fresh Challenge?

New Faces For Fresh Challenge?

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - The physical challenge of the Springboks and the arid Bloemfontein venue are a world apart from last weekend. So does All Blacks rugby coach Graham Henry make changes to suit?

Olivier Called Into Boks Squad

Olivier Called Into Boks Squad

Centurion, July 21 NZPA - Second five-eighth Wynand Olivier has been called into the Springboks rugby squad as injury cover ahead of Sunday morning's (NZ time) Tri-Nations test against the All Blacks in Bloemfontein.

NZ Cricketers Receive Aussie Hiding

NZ Cricketers Receive Aussie Hiding

NZPA correspondent

Sydney, July 21 NZPA - New Zealand's Emerging Players cricket team containing recent internationals Peter Fulton and Tim Southee suffered an embarrassing 190-run defeat to the Australian Institute of Sport in Brisbane today.