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2011 a dramatic year for rugby

2011 a dramatic year for rugby

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.

Rugby: Foster joins ABs coaching team

Rugby: Foster joins ABs coaching team

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 announced today.

Rugby: Hansen natural successor

Rugby: Hansen natural successor

For the last decade, Steve Hansen's rugby coaching career has coat-tailed Graham Henry's.

Video: Hansen says appointment 'humbling'

Video: Hansen says appointment 'humbling'

Steve Hansen talks to the media about his new role as All Black coach.

Rugby: Richie McCaw turns down knighthood

Rugby: Richie McCaw turns down knighthood

Richie McCaw has turned down a knighthood for leading the All Blacks to Rugby World Cup victory.

Rugby: Guildford hit with four-week ban

Rugby: Guildford hit with four-week ban

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.

Ex-All Black hit son with belt, papers reveal

Ex-All Black hit son with belt, papers reveal

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's World Cup jerseys stolen

Adam Thomson's World Cup jerseys stolen

Adam Thomson is "gutted'' and "heart-broken'' at having had his World Cup jerseys stolen from his Dunedin apartment.

Rugby: ABs coach choice expected before Christmas

The Rugby Union still plans to unveil the next All Black coach before Christmas.

Rugby: Name suppression move 'smart'

Rugby: Name suppression move 'smart'

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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