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# new-zealand - Today’s News


# new-zealand - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Male shoppers wander into ‘ladies’ locker room’ in elaborate prank Changing Rooms

# new-zealand - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC NZ paper uses photo of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in place of dead Israeli soldier Mistaken Identity

NZ paper uses photo of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in place of dead Israeli soldier

The paper apologised after they took the wrong photo from the soldier’s Facebook.

# new-zealand - Monday 28 July, 2014

Ex-All Blacks considering international ‘transfers’ for Rugby World Cup

Former Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi is reported to be among the players hoping to line out for Tonga.

Rejuvenated Dan Carter back in All Blacks squad

The sabbatical is over for the talismanic No 10.

# new-zealand - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Ireland Women arrive in France targeting top four World Cup finish

Here are the best pics as Philip Doyle’s squad flew to Paris for the tournament.

Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs

At over 140kg and 6 ft 9 ins, Cameron Skelton is a huge unit.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers

18-year-old Taniela Tupou is in high demand thanks to a viral video of his hat-trick.

# new-zealand - Sunday 6 July, 2014

New Zealand cricketer makes a simply incredible catch against West Indies

Trent Boult has form in this department and Windies batsmen must hate the sight of him.

# new-zealand - Friday 4 July, 2014

All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa – report

The world champions look to have answered the calls to travel to Apia for the first time.

Former Connacht academy duo Reilly and Macauley’s Canterbury tale

The prop and fullback are part of Waimate RFC’s league drive in New Zealand.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Coghlan captains 26-strong Ireland Women’s squad for World Cup

‘Women’s rugby is at an all-time high in Ireland,’ says head coach Philip Doyle.

Major blow for South Africa as du Preez ruled out of Rugby Championship

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar may step into the number nine jersey in the 32-year-old’s absence.

# new-zealand - Saturday 28 June, 2014

UFC’s quest for global domination continues with first New Zealand venture

There’s also a Texas show as the UFC doubles up.

# new-zealand - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka

The pre-match war dances before the Auckland Grammar v King’s College fixture were memorable.

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

Julian ‘The Bus’ Savea finished one move superbly, while Ben Smith’s forward pass spoiled another.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

We’ve taken a detailed look at the Kiwis’ attacking out of touch last weekend.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Aaron Smith underlines the importance of intelligent support play

The New Zealand scrum-half scored two tries against England due to his work off the ball.

# new-zealand - Monday 23 June, 2014

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes

South Africa, New Zealand and Australia all wrapped up series successes last weekend.

# new-zealand - Friday 20 June, 2014

England U20s hold off Baby ‘Boks to take second straight JWC title

Nathan Earle and Joel Conlon tries helped the reigning champions toe a one-point win.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Ruddock changes five as Ireland U20s prepare for New Zealand clash

After defeat to England in the semi-finals, the Irish side aim to finish third in the Junior World Championships.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Analysis: Ben Smith’s extra detail distinguishes his fullback play

The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.

Owen Farrell ruled out of England’s third Test in New Zealand

The 22-year-old out-half’s absence opens the door for Freddie Burns or Danny Cipriani in the 10 shirt.

# new-zealand - Monday 16 June, 2014

Analysis: England’s Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines

The Saracens wing got on the end of an England try against New Zealand thanks to his tracking.

All Blacks centre Smith ruled out of third Test against England

Meanwhile, Munster fans will get a chance to see Tyler Bleyendaal in action against a second-string English side tomorrow.

# new-zealand - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Ireland U20s well beaten as powerful England advance to JWC final

Mike Ruddock’s men conceded five tries and now face a 3rd/4th place play-off against South Africa or New Zealand.

# new-zealand - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Dan Carter made his comeback from sabbatical in a local club match

The 32-year-old out-half came through 40 minutes for Southbridge, scoring 10 points.

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Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way

If you take your clothes off in public, it’s open season.

Brilliant Ben Smith intervention lays foundation for All Blacks win over England

The fullback prevented a Manu Tuilagi breakaway try and scored himself to give New Zealand the lead in the second half.

‘Every single player in this squad believes we can win JWC’ – Ross Molony

The Leinster second row believes his team can defeat England in their Sunday semi final.

# new-zealand - Thursday 12 June, 2014

England shift Tuilagi to the wing to face All Blacks’ returning Savea

Two of the most explosive backs in world rugby will go head-to-head on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

All Blacks’ Carter to return from sabbatical with local club Southbridge

The 32-year-old will play 40 minutes in the Luisetti Seeds Division One play-off match against Glenmark.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ireland U20s to face England in semi-finals of the JWC

Jack O’Donoghue will lead his side out against the English on Sunday in Auckland.

# new-zealand - Saturday 7 June, 2014

6 things we learned from today’s international rugby

It’s been a long day of rugby with Tests all over the southern hemisphere. Here are our initial thoughts on today’s big games.

Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England

A late try from Conrad Smith saw Stuart Lancaster’s largely second-string side denied a famous result.

# new-zealand - Friday 6 June, 2014

New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC

Supporters in Auckland were treated to a rare and unique Haka vs. Siva Tau battle.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Kaino returns for All Blacks with three uncapped players named on bench

Steve Hansen has selected an experienced starting XV to face England in the first Test on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick doesn’t know any England players’ names

The Kiwi second row is looking forward to facing ‘Michael Lawes’ this weekend.

# new-zealand - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Danny Cipriani back in the England fold ahead of New Zealand tour

The 26-year-old out-half is in with a chance of involvement in the three-Test series against the All Blacks.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

All Blacks set to start November tour with trip to the US

New Zealand will face the Eagles in Soldier Field, Chicago – home of the Bears in the NFL.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

NZ Rugby World Cup organiser urges Irish bid to make full use Killarney and other tourist hotspots

Martin Snedden believes that having Fitzgerald Stadium broadcast world wide would leave a lasting imprint on audiences.

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