Event Details


England v New Zealand


4:30 AM


England Test confirmed for Nov. 5

Settlement appears to have been reached between the warring England rugby clubs and the Rugby Football Union over the availability of players for the November 5 Test against New Zealand.
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England needs consistency next month

If England can show an improvement in each of its four internationals in November it will be a stepping stone for its World Cup defence.
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Big names missing from England squad

Seven uncapped players have been included in England's preparatory squad for the Test against the All Blacks at Twickenham on November 6 (NZ time).
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Focus moves to best 22 for Tests

The All Blacks' policy of two teams on tour is a thing of the past; now it is all about preparing the best 22 players for matches.
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Lineout set for shake-up

Lineout problems experienced by the All Blacks throughout the domestic season and the Philips Tri Nations competition will be a major focus on the four-Test tour to Europe starting tomorrow.
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Smith backs midfield defence

All Blacks' backs coach Wayne Smith thinks it would be unwise for opposing sides to under-rate the defensive qualities of New Zealand's midfield pairing of Aaron Mauger and Conrad Smith.
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Cueto out of England team

England wing Mark Cueto's hopes of taking on the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend have been dealt a fatal blow after he succumbed to an ankle injury.
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Henry 'very pleased' with win

All Blacks coach Graham Henry said he was 'very pleased' with the record 41-20 over England at Twickenham.
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Ellis determined to absorb plenty

New All Blacks halfback Andrew Ellis has quickly realised that a step up to international level makes even more demands on players.
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McCaw set for first game on Twickenham

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has a good reason for getting through team practices this week to take his place in the side to play England on Monday morning (NZ time).
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