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All Blacks Coy On Jersey Hoo-ha

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 26 NZPA - Will it be all white on the night, or will the cunning French give the All Blacks some real rugby blues?

All Blacks Name Team For Test Against France

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today named the team to play France at Stade Velodrome, Marseille, on Saturday 28 November, in the fifth Test of the All Blacks Telecom Northern Tour.

Tiredness Factor Causes Henry Concern

Tiredness Factor Causes Henry Concern

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 25 NZPA - Keeping his All Blacks fresh and alert after a marathon rugby season is the major concern for coach Graham Henry after he named a full-strength side to face France at Stade Velodrome here on Sunday (NZT).

Tialata, Kaino, Jane Back For Full-Strength All Blacks

Tialata, Kaino, Jane Back For Full-Strength All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 26 NZPA - The All Blacks have picked their strongest available side to try and exact rugby revenge on France, with Neemia Tialata, Jerome Kaino and Cory Jane recalled for Sunday's (NZT) test here.

Golf in Godzone: Allenby Under Attack

Golf in Godzone: Allenby Under Attack

He’s not a Godzone golfer but the following could be described as a word of warning to any Kiwis who find themselves being interviewed in the US. Or by the US golfing media.

Say very, very little which could in any, even very small way, be construed as anti-American.

Remember 2000 Ambush, Smith Warns All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 24 NZPA - It was nothing short of an ambush, All Blacks assistant rugby coach Wayne Smith recalls.

France Recall Heavy Hitters For All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 24 NZPA - They don't breeze in until Friday, but France sounded an early warning by naming what All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith labelled their toughest rugby opponents of 2009.

MPs, Diplomats Match To Raise Funds; Promote Rugby World Cup

MPs, Diplomats Match To Raise Funds; Promote Rugby World Cup

Tomorrow evening the Parliamentary rugby team will play an invitational diplomatic team from Embassies across Wellington.

Dunedin Nightmare Still Haunts All Blacks

Dunedin Nightmare Still Haunts All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 24 NZPA - As a run-on test rugby debut for the All Blacks, it was one to forget.

For Cory Jane, that feeling of helplessness from that Dunedin night five months ago still nags away, but is almost extinguished.

Big Fella Still Inspires All Blacks - Nonu

Big Fella Still Inspires All Blacks - Nonu

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Marseille, Nov 24 NZPA - The All Blacks missed Jonah Lomu's comeback rugby match, but they won't miss The Big Fella when he receives the hero's welcome at their Marseille hotel this week.