The All Blacks will find out what it's like to have short
preparation time between matches at the next World Cup.
Last year Chris Noakes questioned his future with the Blues,
the new franchise he had signed with while at the
Highlanders, as it imploded around coach Pat Lam.
Pain in the neck
OPINION: First, the bad news. There are whispers that
Tim Nanai-Williams' chances of making the All Blacks this
year aren't great due to concerns from the selectors about
his defensive ability.
A reputable vet is accused of giving a horse a boosted dose
of a pain relief drug, capable of improving its speed, before
the horse won a race.
Duck shooters might be forced to "think laterally" about
where they shoot when the game bird season opens tomorrow,
with the drought meaning hunting on smaller ponds and
wetlands could be tough going.
Taggers are using Facebook to post possibly incriminating
photos of their vandalism around Christchurch.
Mike Hesson's Black Caps find themselves in unfamiliar
territory on their tour to England.
The month of May is make or break time in Hurricanes'
In a sharp reminder to his team that mediocre performances
will not be tolerated, Crusaders' coach Todd Blackadder has
said the decision to drop All Blacks' fullback Israel Dagg
was not a difficult one.
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