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Black Jersey Fits Thomson Comfortably At Last

Black Jersey Fits Thomson Comfortably At Last

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 30 NZPA - A day after being handed the ultimate compliment by his coach Graham Henry, All Blacks flanker Adam Thomson finally feels he belongs in the black rugby jersey.

Barnes Ruled Out As All Blacks Brace For Onslaught

Barnes Ruled Out As All Blacks Brace For Onslaught

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 29 NZPA - Wallabies vice-captain Berrick Barnes' injury withdrawal handed the All Blacks a handy pre-test boost today but hasn't stopped them bracing for all-out attack from their desperate rugby opponents.

Heartland XV To Play Marist XV Next Month

Heartland XV To Play Marist XV Next Month

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - A New Zealand Heartland 15 will play a one-off rugby match against a New Zealand Marist 15 in Masterton on November 14.

Venue Shift A Mistake Say Mid Canterbury

Venue Shift A Mistake Say Mid Canterbury

Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Playing their Heartland rugby championship home final in Christchurch is a blunder which should not have happened, Mid Canterbury's coach says.

Kirwan Doffs Cap To All Blacks Machine

Kirwan Doffs Cap To All Blacks Machine

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 29 NZPA - John Kirwan can only dream of his Japan rugby side playing before a full house at the National Stadium.

All Blacks Given Ultimatum For Tour Opener

All Blacks Given Ultimatum For Tour Opener

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 29 NZPA - The All Blacks rugby players have received the selectors' message loud and clear for their spring tour -- perform or you're benched.

Tokyo Or Invercargill? Cowan Is Torn

Tokyo Or Invercargill? Cowan Is Torn

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 28 NZPA - All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan has a message for his Southland rugby teammates: "get off the beers".

Fatigued So'oialo Ready To Seize His Second Chance

Fatigued So'oialo Ready To Seize His Second Chance

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 28 NZPA - Having rediscovered his mojo in provincial rugby, a refreshed Rodney So'oialo was today handed a golden ticket to try and reclaim his status as the All Blacks' premier No 8.

This Week On TV One

This Week On TV One

WEEK 45: Saturday 7 November - Friday 13 November 2009

New Zealand Rugby League Maps Out New Managament Structure

New Zealand Rugby League Maps Out New Managament Structure

New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Jim Doyle today unveiled a revamped management structure which will result in three new senior appointments.