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Rugby Playing Numbers In New Zealand Show Increase

Rugby Playing Numbers In New Zealand Show Increase

Auckland, Sept 16 NZPA - The number of rugby players in New Zealand increased 4 percent this year, the New Zealand Rugby Union said today.

The total of 145,472 players registered this year with the 26 provincial unions was 5193 more than last year.

More New Zealanders Playing Rugby

More New Zealanders Playing Rugby

Community rugby is alive and thriving with a total 145,472 players signing up to play rugby in New Zealand - a four per cent increase on last year's total.

Wallaby Genia A Fast Learner

Wallaby Genia A Fast Learner

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Sydney, Sept 16 NZPA - Rugby didn't feature too highly on Sanchez William Genia's radar as a child growing up in Papua New Guinea.

White Ribbon Ambassador Announced

The Families Commission is pleased to announce Ruben Wiki as the first White Ribbon Ambassador. Ruben will be actively raising awareness of men's violence against women as part of White Ribbon Day.

Chisholm Hopes To Mastermind All Blacks' Mayhem

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Sydney, Sept 16 NZPA - He predicted the Wallabies were on the verge of "something great" before their Springboks rugby upset, now lock Mark Chisholm reckons they can compound the All Blacks' lineout misery.

Slow Start Bug Addressed By All Blacks

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - Another review into their weekly buildup is under way as the All Blacks' seek to end their trend of sleepy first-half performances in test rugby.

Slow Start Bug Addressed By All Blacks

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - Another review into their weekly buildup is under way as the All Blacks seek to end their trend of sleepy first-half performances in test rugby.

All Blacks Changes Loom

All Blacks Changes Loom

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, Sept 15 NZPA - Patience has run out for the All Blacks coaches, who are poised to wield the axe on their underperforming team for Saturday's final Tri-Nations rugby test against Australia here.

Guildford Switches To Crusaders

Guildford Switches To Crusaders

Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Hawke's Bay winger Zac Guildford has signed with the Crusaders for next season's Super 14 rugby championship.

Former Kiwi And Warrior Star Convicted Of Drink Driving

Former Kiwi And Warrior Star Convicted Of Drink Driving

Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Former Kiwi and Warriors league player Henry Aau Fa'afili, 29, was today convicted for driving with nearly three times over the alcohol limit.

Fa'afili was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for 12 months when he appeared in Manukau District Court.