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
Graham Henry says Steve Hansen's relationship with the All
Blacks players and his will to win make him an ideal
candidate to replace him as head coach.
Steve Hansen is highly likely to be the next All Black coach
but will have to go through the formalities of several
interviews before he gets there.
Sonny Bill Williams will fill his mentor's place in the
Chiefs for next year's Super 15 series.
Graham Henry will announce his plans for the future in
Dunedin is getting an All Blacks parade - of sorts.
A gang of international conmen posed as Rugby World Cup
sponsors to steal tickets to the sold-out final and scalp
them to desperate fans for thousands of dollars.
A hotel chain is offering free accommodation if the All
Blacks come to Dunedin, and a player even cheekily suggested
he might smuggle the Webb Ellis Cup in his luggage, as
pressure for a parade in the city mounts.
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