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2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 Wider Training Groups Named

2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 Wider Training Groups Named

Eighteen new players have been named into the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 wider training groups, announced by the New Zealand Rugby Union today.

Henry Happy With All Blacks Tour

Henry Happy With All Blacks Tour

Auckland, Dec 8 NZPA - Five rugby test wins and a strengthened team culture has left All Blacks coach Graham Henry a happy man at the end of the northern hemisphere tour.

Henry Calls For Super 14 Rest To Stop Burnout

Henry Calls For Super 14 Rest To Stop Burnout

By Mark Geenty of NZPA Tokyo, Dec 7 NZPA - The All Blacks' brains trust will meet the five Super 14 rugby coaches on Friday in the hope of agreeing on periodic breaks for leading players to avert burnout amid a crippling schedule.

Witt Leaves Otago For Welsh Rugby League Club

Witt Leaves Otago For Welsh Rugby League Club

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - Otago rugby midfield back Michael Witt will return to rugby league after signing a deal with Welsh club Crusaders.

Witt joined the New Zealand Warriors in 2007 from Manly but was told he was surplus to requirements at the beginning of the 2009 season.

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.

Barbarians Stun All Blacks

Barbarians Stun All Blacks

London, Dec 5 NZPA - Some Bryan Habana magic helped the Barbarians stun the All Blacks 25-18 and rob them of an unbeaten six-match rugby tour at Twickenham here today.

All Blacks, Barbarians Line-ups

All Blacks, Barbarians Line-ups

London, Dec 4 NZPA - Teams for the rugby match between the All Blacks and Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday (NZT):

World Premiere In Sundance For Taika Waititi's New Feature Boy

World Premiere In Sundance For Taika Waititi's New Feature Boy

Taika Waititi's latest feature film, BOY, has been selected in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, held in and around Park City, Utah each January and widely regarded as the premiere US showcase for American and international independent film.

Mccaw To Lead Fresh-Faced All Blacks Against Baa Baas

London, Dec 2 NZPA - Richie McCaw will back up for a third straight week to captain an otherwise second-string All Blacks as they look to complete an unbeaten rugby tour against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday (NZT).

We Can Topple All Blacks - Habana

We Can Topple All Blacks - Habana

London, Dec 2 NZPA - Bryan Habana fondly recalls how the Barbarians nearly toppled the Wallabies a year ago.