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Henry Embarrassed By Crowd Behaviour

Henry Embarrassed By Crowd Behaviour

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 23 NZPA - Coach Graham Henry says poor crowd behaviour at All Blacks tests is embarrassing for his team and has called for an improvement well before the 2011 rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Junior All Blacks See Off Tenacious Japan

Junior All Blacks See Off Tenacious Japan

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The Junior All Blacks went from casting shadows to chasing them before beating Japan in a Pacific Nations Cup rugby match in Fiji today.

The New Zealanders won 52-21 Lautoka despite a hugely indifferent performance.

Junior All Blacks Beat Japan 52-21

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Result of a Pacific Nations Cup rugby match at Lautoka, Japan, today:-

Emerging Tall Blacks Trounced By Australia

Emerging Tall Blacks Trounced By Australia

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - New Zealand's Emerging Tall Blacks suffered a 47-69 loss to Australia at the Oceania men's basketball tournament in Saipan today.

Emerging Ferns Hand Out Lesson

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - New Zealand's Emerging Tall Ferns routed the host Northern Mariana Islands 139-27 at the Oceania women's basketball tournament in Saipan today.

Junior All Blacks Lead Japan 40-0 At Halftime

Junior All Blacks Lead Japan 40-0 At Halftime

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The Junior All Blacks lead Japan 40-0 at halftime in a Pacific Nations Cup rugby match at Lautoka, Fiji, today.

 

Phoenix Hot To Trot In Queenstown

Phoenix Hot To Trot In Queenstown

WELLINGTON Phoenix playmaker Daniel admits he's no fan of the cold, so he's got mixed feelings on the Phoenix's pre-season clash with the Melbourne Victory in Queenstown on Saturday.

NZ Vs Italy Squads

NZ Vs Italy Squads

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Squads for the one-off All Blacks-Italy test:

New Zealand:

NZ Vs Italy Facts

Christchurch, June 23 NZPA - Factbox of New Zealand's test rugby history against Italy ahead of the test in Christchurch on Saturday:

Played 9. Won 9, lost 0.

In New Zealand

Played 2. Won 2, lost 0.

Points for 597, points against 96

Average score 66-11

Italy Saddled With History Of Showing Too Much Respect

Italy Saddled With History Of Showing Too Much Respect

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 23 NZPA - It was rugby nirvana, for 20 minutes at least.