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Rotorua Boy Ready For All Blacks

Rotorua Boy Ready For All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 19 NZPA - At age 10, Dylan Hartley raced around the schoolyard like his idol Jonah Lomu, who inspired him to take up rugby.

All Blacks Name Team For Test Against England

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today named the team to play England at Twickenham, London, on Saturday 21 November, in the fourth Test of the All Blacks Telecom Northern Tour.

England Women Name Team For Investec Challenge Double Header Against New Zealand

England Women have today (Wednesday) named their starting line-up for Saturday's Investec Challenge Double Header against world champions New Zealand, kick-off 445pm at Twickenham Stadium.

World Champions On Form Against England A

World Champions On Form Against England A

Reigning world champions New Zealand Women made it two wins out of two tonight (Tuesday) after a convincing 48-3 defeat of England A at Esher RFC.

Ferns Warm Up For Second Test With Big Win

Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - The New Zealand women's rugby team warmed up for this weekend's second test against England with a 48-3 thumping of England A this morning (NZtime).

Coaches Defend Gamble As De Malmanche Flies In

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - The All Blacks insist their gamble to pick just two hookers in their rugby tour squad hasn't backfired as a Corey Flynn hamstring strain saw Aled de Malmanche rushed in from a Bali holiday for a potential bench spot against England.

England Remind Me Of Mains' Era - Fitzpatrick

England Remind Me Of Mains' Era - Fitzpatrick

NZPA correspondent

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick says England remind him of the New Zealand rugby side of the early 1990s: nervous and terrified of failure.

De Malmanche Called Up To Cover Flynn

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Hooker Aled de Malmanche has been plucked from a Bali holiday for a potential bench spot against England at Twickenham after All Black Corey Flynn suffered a hamstring strain.

To Win Or To Entertain? Read's Dilemma

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Kieran Read is braced for his first run-on test at Twickenham admitting the All Blacks are torn between playing winning rugby and entertaining their fans.

Full-strength All Blacks Say Open Game Up

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - The All Blacks agree test rugby desperately needs an open, flowing match when then meet England on Sunday (NZT) after a series of kick-dominated snoozefests.