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More Manukau Youth To Benefit From Free AMP'd Programme

More Manukau Youth To Benefit From Free AMP'd Programme

An overwhelming response to the initial pilot introduced in Manurewa earlier this year has resulted in the John Walker 'Find Your Field of Dreams' Foundation confirming the launch of its AMP'd programme, designed to provide free sport and recreation activities to youth in local parks across Manuk

Hurricanes Shorn Of Seven Choices, Brett Still In Limbo

Hurricanes Shorn Of Seven Choices, Brett Still In Limbo

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - The Hurricanes have been shorn of seven potential choices after the provincial rugby transfers list was released.

Intense competition for places at the franchise has seen a number of players shift for more Super rugby playing time.

Laidlaw Named As Highlanders' Chairman

Laidlaw Named As Highlanders' Chairman

Wellington, Oct 19, NZPA - Retired Wanaka lawyer Ross Laidlaw will replace Stuart McLauchlan as chairman of the Highlanders Super 14 rugby franchise.

Laidlaw, 59, has been a director of the Otago Rugby Football Union for the past two years, but has now resigned from that position.

New Zealand Rugby Player's Book Makes Shortlist For World's Richest Sports Book Prize

New Zealand Rugby Player's Book Makes Shortlist For World's Richest Sports Book Prize

'Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary', a dramatic expose of professional French rugby by former Wellington Lions player John Daniell, has been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, it was announced today in London.

All Blacks Duo Stick To Blues

All Blacks Duo Stick To Blues

Auckland, Oct 15 NZPA - The under-performing Blues Super 14 rugby franchise has managed to hang to North Harbour All Blacks Tony Woodcock and Anthony Boric.

Sanzar Appoint Agency To Secure Global Title Sponsor For Super Rugby

Sanzar Appoint Agency To Secure Global Title Sponsor For Super Rugby

SANZAR announced on Wednesday the appointment of sports marketing agency Essentially to secure a title sponsor for Super Rugby. Any new sole naming rights will come into effect at the start of the 2011 season when the competition expands to 15 teams.

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Eleven

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Eleven

We are at the business end of the season where the best teams are shining. Canterbury is certainly the team to beat. The Shield was defended easily against Manawatu. Four teams posted over 40 points & two teams failed to score a point. This week’s matchup of Hawke’s Bay vs.

End Scrap Over Rugby World Cup Broadcast Rights - Bring Sport Back To Free To Air!

End Scrap Over Rugby World Cup Broadcast Rights - Bring Sport Back To Free To Air!

The Maori Television bid to provide free to air coverage of Rugby World Cup 2011 games was a very noble bid and one that they should be congratulated and not pilloried for.

"Everybody's Mate" Is A Patron "Saint"

"Everybody's Mate" Is A Patron "Saint"

Forty new constables will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Wing 259 tomorrow. Their wing patron has been "everybody's mate", Peter Charles Leitch QSM, aka The Mad Butcher.

Du Preez, Botha Added To Powerful Barbarians Team

Du Preez, Botha Added To Powerful Barbarians Team

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Halfback Fourie du Preez and lock Bakkies Botha have been added to the Barbarians for their match against the All Blacks in December, increasing the South African presence in the invitation rugby side.