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Sports Bodies Urged To Consider Needs Of Migrants

Sports Bodies Urged To Consider Needs Of Migrants

Sports codes should consider the needs of migrants if they want to attract players and supporters, says a new report by sociologist Professor Paul Spoonley.

First Win In Eight Years For The Big Man

Shearing has seen one of its more popular wins with Wanganui gun Jerome McCrea beating World champion Paul Avery on the champion's home stage in Stratford.

All Blacks File Complaint Over Alleged Eye-gouging

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 29 NZPA - The All Blacks have filed an official complaint over what they believe was an eye-gouge on prop Tony Woodcock but are irked it may detract from their best test rugby performance of the year.

Congratulations As McCaw Named IRB Player Of The Year

Congratulations As McCaw Named IRB Player Of The Year

New Zealand rugby and the All Blacks have congratulated All Blacks captain Richie McCaw who was tonight named the IRB 2009 Player of the Year.

28-year-old McCaw received the award following the All Blacks - France Test in Marseille tonight.

Hail King Richie Say All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 29 NZPA - A beaming All Blacks rugby captain Richie McCaw hobbled out of the Stade Velodrome press conference room with the resounding words: "That's the way you play the game".

Jonah's Words Inspire All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 29 NZPA - A stirring pre-test address from Jonah Lomu helped lift the All Blacks to their best rugby test performance of the year against France here today.

All Blacks Allege Woodcock Was Eye-Gouged

All Blacks Allege Woodcock Was Eye-Gouged

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 29 NZPA - Suggestions that All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock was eye-gouged left a bitter aftertaste to the tourists' stunning 39-12 test rugby win over France here today.

All Blacks Jolt 'Boring' Test Rugby Back To Life

All Blacks Jolt 'Boring' Test Rugby Back To Life

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 29 NZPA - From boring to breathtaking. As the jubilant All Blacks cradled the Dave Gallaher Trophy at Stade Velodrome, they reflected on a night when they did themselves, and test rugby, a huge favour.

All Blacks Cut Loose To Hammer France

All Blacks Cut Loose To Hammer France

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 28 NZPA - It was a long wait, but it was worth it as the All Blacks finally roared into gear to hammer France 39-12 and complete another unbeaten rugby tour of Europe here today.

Multi-Lingual Lomu Train Rumbles On

Multi-Lingual Lomu Train Rumbles On

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 27 NZPA - Getting through his first French club rugby match was the easy part.