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Russia wants to be rugby superpower


May 13th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Russia is well on the way to becoming a rugby superpower, the country's rugby union chief has said."We have made real progress in recent years and ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s current account deficit up in Q3


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit was 2.7 billion NZ dollars ($2.08 billion) in the third quarter ended September, up 700 million NZ dollars from the Q2 ... Read more...

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Duffy splits from rugby star boyfriend Mike Phillips


October 31st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Duffy has finally broken her relationship with Mike Phillips. The Rugby star and the 27-year-old singer have been struggling with their relationship.Last May the pair reported ... Read more...

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New Zealand win Rugby World Cup after 24 years


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Oct 23 (IANS) New Zealand's All Blacks pulled off a historic 8-7 victory over France Sunday to take the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 24 years.For ... Read more...

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Australia take Rugby World Cup bronze after bruising clash with Wales


October 21st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia's Wallabies took the bronze medal at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand Friday after a tough and scrappy 21-18 victory over fellow semifinal losers ... Read more...

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France holds fierce Welsh assault to enter Rugby World Cup final


October 15th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Oct 15 (IANS) France booked their place in the final of the Rugby World Cup with a nail-biting 9-8 victory over Wales here Saturday.A strong start by Wales was ... Read more...

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Rugby World Cup: Australia scrape past South Africa


October 9th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 9 (IANS) A fierce battle between two of the southern hemisphere's major rugby powers for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals ended with Australia's Wallabies just ... Read more...

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Wales, France enter semis of Rugby World Cup


October 8th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 8 (IANS) Wales stormed into the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with a 22-10 victory over Ireland Saturday. France beat higher-ranked England 19-12 in ... Read more...

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New Zealand sees record attendance for Rugby World Cup


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 3 (IANS) The 40 pool matches of the Rugby World Cup which wrapped up Sunday drew almost 1.1 million spectators to stadiums across New Zealand, the tournament organisers ... Read more...

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Jonah Lomu admitted to Auckland hospital


September 26th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auckland, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu has been admitted to a hospital in Auckland. The hospital has stated the condition of Lomu as stable. His family ... Read more...

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US captain cited for dangerous play during Rugby World Cup


September 16th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 16 (IANS) The United States rugby team captain Todd Clever has been cited for dangerous play in a match against Russia at the Rugby World Cup in New ... Read more...

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Christchurch buildings unfit for habitation, will be demolished soon


February 27th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.27 (ANI): The Experts have said that nearly half of the Christchurch buildings are not fit for habitation and the buildings will be demolished once the search for victims gets completed.Gerry ... Read more...

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‘Host’ India’s quest for World Cup will be under lot of pressure: Styris


February 16th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 16(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has drawn a parallel between India's quest for the upcoming World Cup and the All Blacks' challenge for rugby's equivalent later this year.Styris believes ... Read more...

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New Zealand extends special forces deployment to Afghanistan


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
WELLINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) deployment to Afghanistan will be extended for another year from April but with half the number of personnel, Prime Minister John Key ... Read more...

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Bill Williams has potential to become Muhammad Ali: Tony Mundine


January 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 31 (ANI): Australian boxing legend Tony Mundine has claimed that New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams has the potential to become the next Muhammad Ali.His comments came after Williams' victory over ... Read more...

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Debate on relationship between sports, alcohol to be held in New Zealand


January 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 15 (ANI): A conference aimed to spark debate on the role alcohol played in sport is to be held in New Zealand.A Massey University conference will bring together Government officials, ... Read more...

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Another Royal Affair: Zara Phillips, The British Queen’s Granddaughter, Becomes Engaged To Mike Tindall


December 23rd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The spokesperson of the Buckingham Palace has proclaimed on Tuesday that Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has ... Read more...

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Zara Phillips gets engaged


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Seems this year was a lucky day for the Royal family.In a matter of just weeks, two engagements have been announced by the royal family. Prince William ... Read more...

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Global financial crisis hits ‘Barmy Army’ ahead of Ashes


October 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 24(ANI): England's boisterous 'Barmy Army' may just not make it to Australia to witness this year's Ashes series, as it appears to be cash stripped.CA spokesman Peter Young said ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand’s plane safety video features naked elderly woman


August 25th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety demonstration video features an elderly woman streaking down the isle.Themed on the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, the video ... Read more...

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Scotland announces rugby squad for Commonwealth Games


August 11th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Scotland Wednesday announced its 12-man rugby sevens squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games here. The squad, nominated by Scottish Rugby team last month, will be travelling to ... Read more...

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No word still on Mandela’s presence during World Cup final


July 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jul 5 (ANI): Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's presence at the final on July 11 at Soccer City is uncertain, according to World Cup organizers.The 91-year-old South African leader had been expected ... Read more...

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Africa is the winner, says Ban Ki-Moon of World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 12 (DPA) The football World Cup in South Africa can serve as a catalyst for the entire African continent, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says. "It is an absolute honour ... Read more...

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Mandela brought World Cup to South Africa


June 10th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) Would the football World Cup be taking place in Africa this year if it weren't for Nelson Mandela? FIFA president Joseph Blatter didn't seem to think so when he ... Read more...

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South Africa to invoke ‘Mandela touch’ for World Cup: Pienaar


May 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, May 30(ANI): South African midfielder Steven Pienaar believes that the host country will invoke 'the spirit of Mandela' to create a World Cup as momentous as their heroic rugby union ... Read more...

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South Africans shore up Cup of Good Hope with massive support


May 26th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) It was two months before the 2010 World Cup and there was a whiff of panic in the air.Half a million tickets were still unsold, ... Read more...

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Despite Hiren Mohini’s killing, Auckland taxi sector “too slow” to act


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Apr. 3 (ANI): Despite the killing of Indian-origin taxi-driver Hiren Mohini in January and attack on at least 160 cabbies in Auckland in the past five years, the taxi sector in ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela’s tale not easy to understand: Eastwood


February 17th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Clint Eastwood says it was not easy to understand Nelson Mandela until a visit to his prison cell. Femalefirst.co.uk reports, Clint's new movie "Invictus" follows Mandela's release ... Read more...

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Schoolboy apologises to Kate Middleton after hurting Prince Williams


January 19th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Jan. 19 (ANI): The schoolboy, who accidentally hurled a rugby ball into Prince William's groin while the royal was on a visit to Eden Park stadium in Auckland, has apologised ... Read more...

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Williams left nursing his crown jewels!


January 18th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.18 (ANI): Prince William gave an audible yelp and winced as a ball thrown by a schoolboy from Pakuranga club in Auckland hit him between the legs.According to The Sun, ... Read more...

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Nadal’s 2008 Wimbledon victory voted sporting moment of the decade


January 1st, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan.1 (ANI): Spaniard Rafael's Nadal's epic victory over Roger Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon's men's final has been voted by readers of The Telegraph as the sporting moment of the ... Read more...

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Nadal’s 2008 Wimbledon win voted sporting moment of decade


December 31st, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Rafael Nadal's epic Wimbledon victory over Roger Federer in 2008 has been voted as the sporting moment of the decade. In a poll conducted by the Daily Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Matt Damon Latest Movie “Invictus” Ready To Hit Theatres


December 11th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hollywood actor Matt Damon is making headlines all over again with his latest movie "Invictus", which is scheduled to be released across United States today. The ... Read more...

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Clint Eastwood likens Nelson Mandela to Christ


December 6th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 6 (ANI): Oscar winner Clint Eastwood has praised Nelson Mandela, likening him to Jesus Christ.The 79-year-old director made the reference while speaking at a screening of his new film based ... Read more...

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I have been preparing to play Mandela for years: Freeman


December 6th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, who will soon be seen playing former South African leader Nelson Mandela on the big screen, insists that he has been preparing for ... Read more...

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