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Big Guns Hold The Key For Mis-Firing All Blacks

Big Guns Hold The Key For Mis-Firing All Blacks

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 29 NZPA - The cavalry can't arrive soon enough for an All Blacks side who otherwise enter the Tri-Nations low on test rugby experience as well as confidence.

Deans Says Wallabies 'In The Deep End' At Eden Park

Deans Says Wallabies 'In The Deep End' At Eden Park

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Sydney, June 28 NZPA - The French rate the current Wallabies as a better rugby side than the All Blacks, and a fair few New Zealand fans would probably agree.

Luke Says No 10 Jersey Shouldn't Be His For Tri-Nations

Luke Says No 10 Jersey Shouldn't Be His For Tri-Nations

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 28 NZPA - Luke McAlister says he is not the answer to the All Blacks' first five-eighth rugby conundrum -- at least in the short term.

From Penthouse To Outhouse For All Blacks

From Penthouse To Outhouse For All Blacks

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 28 NZPA - The toilet analogy was spot on.

Style Clash Predicted For Bledisloe Cup

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 28 NZPA - Before his demise at the judiciary today, Italy captain Sergio Parisse predicted a clash of styles when the All Blacks host Australia in the opening Tri-Nations rugby test next month.

Coaches Hose Down Hype Over Ross

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 28 NZPA - The All Blacks coaches are thrilled at the test rugby arrival of Isaac Ross although they have warned against premature comparisons with Ali Williams.

NZ Push Lithuania Hard

NZ Push Lithuania Hard

Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The New Zealand junior men's basketball team continued their preparations for this week's under-19 world championship with a 71-77 loss to Lithuania here last night.

Parisse Banned For Eight Weeks For Eye Gouging

Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Italian captain Sergio Parisse has been suspended for eight weeks for eye gouging during his team's 6-27 rugby test loss to New Zealand in Christchurch last night.

All Blacks Disappoint In Stuttering Win

All Blacks Disappoint In Stuttering Win

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Christchurch, June 27 NZPA - The All Blacks stuttered and stalled on the way to an unconvincing 27-6 test rugby win over Italy that failed to ignite chilly Christchurch tonight.

NZ Beat Italy 27-6

NZ Beat Italy 27-6

Christchurch, June 27 NZPA - Result of the rugby test between the All Blacks and Italy at AMI Stadium here tonight:

New Zealand 27 (Joe Rokocoko, Isaac Ross, George Whitelock tries; Luke McAlister 2 pen, 3 con) Italy 6 (Luke McLean 2 pen). Halftime: 13-3.