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England Women Name Team For Investec Challenge Double Header Against New Zealand

England Women have today (Wednesday) named their starting line-up for Saturday's Investec Challenge Double Header against world champions New Zealand, kick-off 445pm at Twickenham Stadium.

EF Education First To Be Official Language Training Provider For 2014 World Cup In Brazil

EF Education First To Be Official Language Training Provider For 2014 World Cup In Brazil

EF's Englishtown, an innovative online learning technology, to train 80,000 Brazilians a year in the run up to soccer competition

England Remind Me Of Mains' Era - Fitzpatrick

England Remind Me Of Mains' Era - Fitzpatrick

NZPA correspondent

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick says England remind him of the New Zealand rugby side of the early 1990s: nervous and terrified of failure.

De Malmanche Called Up To Cover Flynn

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Hooker Aled de Malmanche has been plucked from a Bali holiday for a potential bench spot against England at Twickenham after All Black Corey Flynn suffered a hamstring strain.

To Win Or To Entertain? Read's Dilemma

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Kieran Read is braced for his first run-on test at Twickenham admitting the All Blacks are torn between playing winning rugby and entertaining their fans.

All Whites Notice Of Motion: Dr Pita Sharples

The Maori Party stands, to join all other parties, to recognise the outstanding success of the All Whites on Saturday night.

Hero Fallon Hits Headlines In England

NZPA correspondent

London, Nov 16 NZPA - It's not often a New Zealand or Plymouth Argyle footballer graces a full sports page of London tabloid the Daily Mail.

Pakistan Arrive Preaching Team Harmony

Pakistan Arrive Preaching Team Harmony

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Auckland, Nov 16 NZPA - A potentially dysfunctional Pakistan cricket side presented a united front when arriving for their three-test series against New Zealand today, downplaying the significance of a change in captaincy.

All Whites Score While Rugby Collapses

All Whites Score While Rugby Collapses

The firmly hit cross was met by the tall striker rising above the defence who glanced the ball powerfully into the back of the net. Until last Saturday night, Grant Turners goal in Sydney in a World Cup qualifier against Australia in 1981 was my finest memory in watching soccer live.

Fate Played Part In Fallon Goal, Says Proud Dad

Fate Played Part In Fallon Goal, Says Proud Dad

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Former All Whites coach Kevin Fallon reckons fate had a hand in his son scoring the winning goal in New Zealand's World Cup soccer qualifier against Bahrain.