Aaron Smith thought some of his Highlanders team-mates were
playing a prank when he received a text message from All
Black manager Darren Shand on Sunday night.
All Black Andrew Hore added another trophy last night to his
recent haul - this one a "homegrown" award.
A major new endorsement with Powerade, a million dollar
boxing sideline and an increasing love of the 15-man code are
the pillars on which Sonny Bill Williams' rugby career
The world champion All Blacks finally tasted defeat after
missing out on the Team of the Year category at the
prestigious Laureus sports awards in London this morning.
Former New Zealand scrum coach Mike Cron has accepted a role
as forwards coach in the All Blacks' new team headed by Steve
A Kiwi bride had a string of All Black "ex-boyfriends" appear
at her wedding, including Sonny Bill Williams, who said he
believed they could have been happy together.
Blues wing and former All Black Rene Ranger will go on trial
in August on a charge of injuring with intent, three years
after the alleged assault.
The All Blacks picked up the one piece of silverware they
were after in winning this year's Rugby World Cup but they
look set to scoop a number of Halberg Awards after the
finalists were announced today.
As one of the most dramatic years in New Zealand rugby
history draws to a close, Patrick McKendry of APNZ looks back
on the highs and lows of 2011 and what to look out for over
the next 12 months.
Former Chiefs coach Ian Foster is the new assistant coach of
the All Blacks and Grant Fox is to join as a selector, it was
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