World Cup

Kiwis plan victory parade

Reports in New Zealand indicate that plans are already underway to stage a ticker-tape parade for the All Blacks in Auckland next week.

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ABs keep eyes on final prize

While most of the country celebrated as if they’d won the Webb Ellis Cup last Sunday, veteran lock Brad Thorn has reminded New Zealand that the job is not done yet.

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Jenkins to lead Wales

Prop Gethin Jenkins will captain Wales in Friday’s third-place play-off as Sam Warburton is unavailable due to suspension.

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McCaw the master

MARK KEOHANE, in his weekly Business Day newspaper column, says Richie McCaw has earned the right to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

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Joubert to ref final

South Africa’s Craig Joubert will referee Sunday’s World Cup final between the All Blacks and France.

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Henry hails ‘heroic’ ABs

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has described Sunday’s performance as outstanding and is hoping for a repeat showing in the World Cup final next week.

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Cooper’s long road to redemption

Graham Henry suggests that it will be some time yet before the New Zealand public forgive Tokoroa-born Quade Cooper for his riling antics.

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