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All Blacks Second Stringers Could Hurt Us - Mallett

All Blacks Second Stringers Could Hurt Us - Mallett

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 13 NZPA - Italy rugby coach Nick Mallett claims the All Blacks have done his side few favours by picking a midweek lineup for tomorrow's (3am NZT) test at San Siro here.

Newcomer At Fullback For Black Ferns

Newcomer At Fullback For Black Ferns

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - New Zealand coach Brian Evans has named newcomer Kelly Brazier at fullback in his side to face England in the first women's rugby test in London on Sunday morning (NZT).

Social Media Changes the Rules

Social Media Changes the Rules

Need an an alibi to tell the police - try out Facebook.  Need to prove your opponent fouled you, give YouTube a try.  The examples are growing where the Internet and social media are influencing and changing how the world works.

Black Ferns Team Named For First Test Against England

Black Ferns Team Named For First Test Against England

Black Ferns Coach Brian Evans has named his side to take on England in the first of two Tests on Saturday 14 November at 4.00pm (local time).

All Blacks Bolter Flies Under The Radar

All Blacks Bolter Flies Under The Radar

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 13 NZPA - If there is rugby footage of new All Blacks winger Ben Smith floating around in cyberspace, the Italians couldn't find it.

Older, Wiser Flynn Celebrates Long Road Back

Older, Wiser Flynn Celebrates Long Road Back

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 13 NZPA - As All Blacks hooker Corey Flynn strolled the streets of London a year ago, arm in plaster, he thought of chucking rugby in.

Again, in Canberra in February when he broke his left arm for a fourth time, he contemplated retirement.

NZRL Team Visits Manchester United's Training Base

Manchester, England, November 12, 2009 - New Zealand Rugby League officials were today given a revealing behind the scenes look at the world's most popular football club, Manchester United.

Axing Sides Will Divide Rugby Ahead Of World Cup, Petition Says

Axing Sides Will Divide Rugby Ahead Of World Cup, Petition Says

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Axing teams from the Air New Zealand Cup will divide rugby fans just when a united front is needed for the World Cup, says the organiser of petition to be presented to the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) today.

35,000 Signature Petition Ready For NZRU

35,000 Signature Petition Ready For NZRU

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - A petition of 35,000 names seeking to stop four unions being axed from the Air New Zealand Cup competition is to be handed to the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) this afternoon.

Model Gives Boric Food For Thought

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 12 NZPA - Given he was being spoon fed by a former Italian supermodel the previous night, Anthony Boric was full of the joys of life at the All Blacks' hotel today.