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All Whites Lift Roof In Milan

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 15 NZPA - As the good people of Milan walked their dogs or sipped their espressos on a grey Saturday morning, about 100 Kiwis crammed into a tiny bar and lifted the roof.

White Is The New Black

White Is The New Black

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - "White is the new black". These words on Rory Fallon's t-shirt last night summed up the new mood of New Zealand sport.

Sony Offers Young Kiwis The Chance To Follow The All Whites To 2010 Fifa World Cup

The All Whites' victory will be even sweeter for one lucky New Zealander who will appear on-field at the World Cup Finals as Sony's official 2010 FIFA World Cup Flag Bearer.

Fans Rush Shops For All Whites Gear

Fans Rush Shops For All Whites Gear

Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Sports shops have been swamped by soccer fans looking for All Whites supporters' gear for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier.

All Blacks Bolter Flies Under The Radar

All Blacks Bolter Flies Under The Radar

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 13 NZPA - If there is rugby footage of new All Blacks winger Ben Smith floating around in cyberspace, the Italians couldn't find it.

Model Gives Boric Food For Thought

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 12 NZPA - Given he was being spoon fed by a former Italian supermodel the previous night, Anthony Boric was full of the joys of life at the All Blacks' hotel today.

Long Wait Over For Delany's Big Chance

Long Wait Over For Delany's Big Chance

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 12 NZPA - A decade ago, a glum Mike Delany was coming to terms with narrowly missing the New Zealand Under-17 World Cup soccer squad.

Super San Siro Primed And Ready For All Blacks

Super San Siro Primed And Ready For All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 12 NZPA - San Siro. Or, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, if you prefer.

As it looms into view along Via Patroclo, it makes famed rugby grounds like Ellis Park or Millennium Stadium look more like the local town domain.

Kiwi Italian Implores Side To Believe In Upset

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 11 NZPA - Kiwi-turned-Italian rugby international Aaron Persico knows what it's like to tackle the All Blacks head-on.

And he disagrees with coach Nick Mallett's stance of damage limitation against the reshuffled tourists here on Sunday (NZT).

Likely Test Debut Music To Ellison's Ears

Likely Test Debut Music To Ellison's Ears

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Milan, Nov 10 NZPA - Forget a potential All Blacks test rugby debut at centre before 75,000 fans at one of the world's most famous soccer stadiums.