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Keep 14-Team Top Division, Former All Blacks Say

Keep 14-Team Top Division, Former All Blacks Say

Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - A long list of former All Blacks including Sir Colin Meads say the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) should re-think plans to cull teams from the Air NZ Cup competition.

Time To Kick Into Gear, Demands Mccaw

Time To Kick Into Gear, Demands Mccaw

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 19 NZPA - Frustrated All Blacks rugby captain Richie McCaw has demanded his side finally nail England on Sunday (NZT) as they seek the top-drawer performance which has eluded them on tour.

World Champions On Form Against England A

World Champions On Form Against England A

Reigning world champions New Zealand Women made it two wins out of two tonight (Tuesday) after a convincing 48-3 defeat of England A at Esher RFC.

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.

Full-Strength All Blacks Say Open Game Up

Full-Strength All Blacks Say Open Game Up

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - The All Blacks agree test rugby desperately needs an open, flowing match when then meet England on Sunday (NZT) after a series of kick-dominated snoozefests.

Ferns Team To Play NZ A Tomorrow Morning

Ferns Team To Play NZ A Tomorrow Morning

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - The New Zealand women's rugby team named to play England A at Esher, near London tomorrow morning (NZtime):

Gloomy England Wallow As All Blacks Loom

Gloomy England Wallow As All Blacks Loom

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - Doom. Gloom. Despair. As the All Blacks kicked a football like hyperactive kids at a west London school today, you could almost picture their rugby opponents huddled in a sound-proof bunker.

Universities Under-21 Squad Named To Tour US

Universities Under-21 Squad Named To Tour US

Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - New Zealand under-21 universities rugby squad named today for a four-match tour of the United States in January:-

Full-strength All Blacks Say Open Game Up

Full-strength All Blacks Say Open Game Up

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - The All Blacks agree test rugby desperately needs an open, flowing match when then meet England on Sunday (NZT) after a series of kick-dominated snoozefests.

Donald Sees His Future In No 12 Jersey

Donald Sees His Future In No 12 Jersey

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - Having been overtaken by Mike Delany, All Black Stephen Donald admits his immediate rugby future probably lies at second five-eighth.