Jerome Kaino's huge contribution to the All Blacks' 2011
campaign was rewarded when the loose forward was named the
Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year at tonight's
Steinlager Rugby Awards.
Clermont rugby coach Vern Cotter has confirmed he has been
invited to apply for the New Zealand coaching position
vacated by World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry.
Steve Hansen faces competition from at least two other
applicants for the role of All Blacks coach.
Disgraced All Black Zac Guildford has vowed to stay sober
after touching down on New Zealand soil this morning.
The New Zealand media need to leave All Black Zac Guildford
and his family alone to aid his recovery from alcohol
addiction, the head of the New Zealand Drug Foundation says.
Zac Guildford has reached "rock bottom'' following his
drunken spree in Rarotonga but he can't remember any of the
details of the night in which he is alleged to have assaulted
two people in a bar.
The New Zealand Rugby Union will help Zac Guildford rather
than tear up his contract following an alleged naked, drunken
incident in a Cook Islands bar, NZRU professional rugby
general manager Neil Sorensen says.
The All Blacks will play a test match and contest the Hillary
Shield against England at the end of their northern tour next
The All Blacks will face their oldest foe in their first
match at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.
All Black captain Richie McCaw is to have surgery to remove a
screw from his injured right foot, team doctor Deb Robinson
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