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Gap To Second-Stringers A Worry, Says Henry

By Mark Geenty of NZPA London, Dec 6 NZPA - Coach Graham Henry admits to concerns about the gap between the All Blacks' top-15 and the rest, and will continue to rotate his rugby squad in next year's tests as the World Cup looms.

England Sevens Lose Samoa Showdown

England Sevens Lose Samoa Showdown

Cracknell breaks the Samoan defence to score his first of two tries England 19 - 28 Samoa

England Sevens were unable to overcome Samoa losing 19-28 in their semi final and leave the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens empty handed.

Household Names Sparse In All Whites Group

Household Names Sparse In All Whites Group

By Alastair Bull of NZPA

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - The All Whites will find themselves pitting their skills against players such as Salvador Cabanas and Marek Hamsik rather than Cristiano Ronaldo or Didier Drogba in next year's World Cup in South Africa.

TAB Has Little Faith In All Whites

TAB Has Little Faith In All Whites

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - The TAB, not surprisingly, has New Zealand at the bottom of its odds for the soccer World Cup despite the All Whites earning a favourable draw.

They are rank outsiders, paying $1000 to win the tournament after being placed in group F in today's draw.

Herbert Happy To Avoid France, Portugal

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - All Whites soccer coach Ricki Herbert says he's glad to have avoided tough potential opponents such as France and Portugal in the draw for next year's World Cup in South Africa.

All Whites Draw Defending Cup Champions

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - The All Whites will play defending champions Italy along with Paraguay and Slovakia in next year's soccer World Cup.

All Whites Drawn To Play Italy, Paraguay And Slovakia

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - The All Whites have been drawn to play Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia in Group F in next year's World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.

They will open their campaign against Slovakia in Rustenburg on June 16 (NZT).

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All Whites Drawn To Play Italy, Paraguay And Slovakia

All Whites Drawn To Play Italy, Paraguay And Slovakia

Auckland, Dec 5 NZPA - The All Whites have been drawn to play Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia in Group F in next year's World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa next year.

They will open their campaign against Slovakia in Rustenburg on June 16 (NZT).

 

Rugby World Cup Ticket A Balancing Act: Snedden

Rugby World Cup Ticket A Balancing Act: Snedden

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Setting ticket prices for the 2011 rugby World Cup was a real balancing act, organising chief executive Martin Snedden said yesterday.

Paston Back On The Job For Wellington

Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - The return of New Zealand World Cup hero Mark Paston is a massive boost to Wellington Phoenix on the eve of their A-League match against competition leaders Melbourne Victory here tomorrow night.