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NZRL Creates Pathway For Local Players And Football Staff

NZRL Creates Pathway For Local Players And Football Staff

Auckland, New Zealand, September 19, 2009 - Local players, coaches and football staff will all benefit from the New Zealand Rugby League's push for an annual match pitting a national residents' side against a Pacific Islands team.

All Blacks Throw Eggs Into Scrum Basket

All Blacks Throw Eggs Into Scrum Basket

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - The All Blacks are banking on their scrum packing the sort of heat on Australia that the Springboks have inflicted on both teams with their lineout.

Forget The Trophies, All Blacks Have Plenty On Their Plate

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - There's no silverware to be seen, yet somehow everything surrounding the 135th trans-Tasman rugby test here tomorrow carries a souped-up intensity.

Trans-Tasman Clashes Near Critical Mass

Trans-Tasman Clashes Near Critical Mass

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - Wallabies Rocky Elsom has mixed emotions about the escalating number of Bledisloe Cup tests starting to swamp the international rugby landscape.

Troubled Prop Hoping To Court Success

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Bull in a china shop or Neemia Tialata on a badminton court?

Late Blooming Test Enters Record Books

Late Blooming Test Enters Record Books

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Organisers have found the perfect way to side-step atrocious conditions that have marred recent rugby tests in Wellington -- schedule the latest home match on New Zealand soil in 47 years.

Henry Sticks With Newly-Muscled Rokocoko

Henry Sticks With Newly-Muscled Rokocoko

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Jonah Lomu grabbed the headlines this week for his body building exploits but it's another Pacific-born All Blacks winger whose muscled frame is coming under the microscope.

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Seven

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Seven

We are now over halfway through the NPC competition. You cannot tell from here who is playing the best rugby and could win everything. It has been a very tight competition for the most part. Upsets galore. The Super rugby unions have had to work harder to win in the competition.

Henry Won't Play Blame Game

Henry Won't Play Blame Game

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - None of the All Blacks players axed from the side to play the Wallabies here on Saturday have been blamed for the debilitating rugby defeat to South Africa in Hamilton.

Hansen Goes On Front Foot Against Critics

Hansen Goes On Front Foot Against Critics

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - Steve Hansen was rugby's version of a marked man as he walked into the media room today but the All Blacks forwards coach had a steely glare and bagful of ready-made responses for those who doubted him.