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  • Thomson to start for rested McCaw

    Adam Thomson is set to start on the openside flank for the first time in his brief test career in the absence of Richie McCaw against Manu Samoa on Wednesday night.

    September 1, 2008, 10:40 am
  • Sititi: We support our missing brothers

    Inspirational Manu Samoa veteran Semo Sititi says there are no hard feelings, instead sympathy, for team-mates who were blocked from lining up for their nation against the All Blacks.

    August 31, 2008, 4:32 pm
  • Auckland have faith in new coaching structure

    Auckland captain Ben Atiga says caretaker head coach Shane Howarth has the full confidence of the team as they look to turn around their poor start to the season and keep a hold of the Ranfurly Shield.

    August 31, 2008, 4:07 pm
  • Fats questions Manu Samoan selection logic

    Samoan rugby icon Peter Fatialofa has laid into coach Niko Palamo's selections to face the All Blacks, saying he should have chosen more New Zealand-based talent.

    August 31, 2008, 3:42 pm
  • More improvement left in unbeaten Wellington

    The desire for improvements among the unbeaten Wellington Lions will continue.

    August 31, 2008, 7:10 am
  • The Yahoo!Xtra Sunday Grill: George Stowers

    George Stowers is one of just three overseas-based professionals Manu Samoa was able to lure back for test duty against the All Blacks this Wednesday. And the former New Zealand age-grade rep says while the side is severely-depleted, they will still offer some "fight" in New Plymouth.

    August 31, 2008, 6:31 am
  • Waikato rain on Pat Lam’s farewell

    Waikato have finally tasted success in the Air New Zealand Cup, beating Auckland 34-13 to ruin Pat Lam's coaching farewell.

    August 30, 2008, 6:15 pm
  • Late dropped goal saves Buller

    Horowhenua Kapiti's hopes of a first-up win in the AA Rewards Heartland Championship were dashed by an injury-time dropped goal against Buller.

    August 30, 2008, 2:38 pm
  • Hosea in top Gear for unbeaten Wellington

    Wellington have come out on top 48-12 in the top of the table Air New Zealand Cup clash against Bay of Plenty.

    August 30, 2008, 1:10 pm

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