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Richie McCaw to undergo foot surgery

Richie McCaw to undergo foot surgery

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is to have surgery to remove a screw from his injured right foot, All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson says. McCaw had surgery earlier in the…

Auckland Blues Head coach - Pat Lam

Pat Lam names his 2012 Blues squad

Blues coach Pat Lam says retaining the bulk of the 2011 squad for next year is one of the most pleasing aspects of the 2012 Blues squad– along with the…

Graham Henry has stepped down as Head Coach of the All Blacks after a successful World Cup campaign

Graham Henry steps down as All Blacks Coach

2011 Rugby World Cup–winning coach Graham Henry has announced he is stepping down as All Blacks Coach. Henry made the announcement at a media conference at his rugby club, Auckland…

The curse of the All Black #10

Cruden avoids surgery

All Blacks replacement #10 Aaron Cruden will not require surgery on his knee injury, sustained against France, during the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland on Sunday. The All Black…

Despite his team coming second, Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year

Thierry Dusautoir named IRB Player of the Year

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena…

Tony Woodcock

World Cup Final – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park NEW ZEALAND’S wait is over. They are world champions once again and Richie McCaw is the first All Black to…

New Zealand team for the World Cup final

New Zealand team for the World Cup final

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France…

Three Kiwis shortlisted for Player of the Year

Three Kiwis shortlisted for Player of the Year

The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist of nominees for the IRB Player of the Year 2011 Award in association with Emirates Airline. The winner of the prestigious individual…