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
For the last decade, Steve Hansen's rugby coaching career has
coat-tailed Graham Henry's.
Steve Hansen talks to the media about his new role as All
Richie McCaw has turned down a knighthood for leading the All
Blacks to Rugby World Cup victory.
All Black and Crusaders winger Zac Guildford will be
suspended from the first four weeks of the rugby season,
following a New Zealand Rugby Union misconduct hearing into
incidents in the Cook Islands last month.
A former All Black assaulted his son with a belt because he
was "sick and tired" of the boy's treatment of his sister.
Adam Thomson is "gutted'' and "heart-broken'' at having had
his World Cup jerseys stolen from his Dunedin apartment.
The Rugby Union still plans to unveil the next All Black
coach before Christmas.
Former All Black Stephen Bachop would have called more
attention to his assault charges had he sought continued name
suppression, a media law expert believes.
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