All Blacks

Rugby: Little chance of bolters in black

Rugby: Little chance of bolters in black

The All Black side to tour the northern hemisphere, and to stop in Hong Kong on the way to play the Australians, will be named tomorrow night. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at a possible squad and who, if anyone, will receive a new cap.

Rugby: Ranger facing stint on sidelines

Rugby: Ranger facing stint on sidelines

Northland star Rene Ranger's chances of making the All Blacks' end-of-year tour are up in the air after he suffered a hamstring injury in Northland's national provincial championship rugby 24-40 loss to Counties Manukau in Pukekohe yesterday.

Rugby: All Blacks edge Wallabies 23-22

Rugby: All Blacks edge Wallabies 23-22

New Zealand scored two tries in the last 15 minutes to snatch a 23-22 win over Australia in the Tri-Nations tonight, setting a record of 10 straight wins against the Wallabies.

Rugby: Ranger danger if he can find balance

Rugby: Ranger danger if he can find balance

All Black wing Rene Ranger was interviewed by the media in Wellington yesterday. Ranger will make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in the Tri-Nations test in Wellington tomorrow.

Rugby: Cup bonus under new deal

Rugby: Cup bonus under new deal

The All Blacks will each receive a $100,000 bonus if the team wins next year's World Cup under the new collective employment agreement between the New Zealand Rugby Union and the NZ Rugby Players Association announced yesterday.

Rugby: NZ struggle to subdue gallant Wales

Rugby: NZ struggle to subdue gallant Wales

The All Blacks went through the motions to defeat an ill-disciplined Wales 29-10 in the second rugby test in Hamilton tonight and complete a clean sweep of their June internationals.

Rugby: Test return likely for Donnelly

Rugby: Test return likely for Donnelly

Otago lock Tom Donnelly is likely to get back into test rugby this weekend, as the All Blacks enjoy what coach Graham Henry calls a more balanced game.

Rugby: Classy Carter guides NZ to big win

Rugby: Classy Carter guides NZ to big win

Some Dan Carter magic inspired the All Blacks to a 42-9 win over Wales as they farewelled test rugby at Carisbrook with a flourish in Dunedin tonight.

Rugby: Don't forget - there is actually a test match on

Rugby: Don't forget - there is actually a test match on

Forget the history, remove the sentiment, stop wandering down memory lane - there is actually a rugby match to be played at Carisbrook tonight.

Rugby: Football team inspiring All Blacks

Rugby: Football team inspiring All Blacks

It is not often the All Blacks draw inspiration from the round-ball code but they will take some lessons from the All Whites when they play Wales at Carisbrook on Saturday.

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