Australia coach Robbie Deans, meanwhile, saw his side let slip another lead against the old enemy following their narrow defeat in Brisbane in the last Test between the two nations that saw the Tri-Nations and the Bledisloe Cup head to NewZealand
It is going to be a very different challenge to that provided by New Zealand in recent months and Strauss admitted: "The NewZealand
series tested us in very different ways.
MacDonald, pictured, has belatedly arrived after his provincial side Southland surprisingly reached the semi-final of the Air NewZealand
Cup before being defeated by Wellington.
Auckland police are investigating an alleged incident which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at the team's hotel in Auckland after their 37-20 first Test loss to NewZealand
The story of best mates - NewZealand
musicians Bret and Jemaine (left) - trying to make it in New York is full of the same of f-the-wall and yet utterly true to life crap-blokeson-the-pull humour of Peep Show.
Taylor had to return home from Australia after the first match of the Lions tour six years ago with a similar problem while a hamstring injury sidelined him during the tour of NewZealand
remain on course for a British Isles Grand Slam but were pushed hard by England at Twickenham yesterday, tri-umphing 23-19, writes Graham Woods.
The southern hemisphere nations - and especially NewZealand
- are the driving force behind the new competition, with their Test scene in graveneed of a cash injection.
He began the international season by revealing his mental struggles at the top level and has responded by finishing as England's most prolific bowler both against the South Africans and NewZealand
Wales will face NewZealand
or Argentina in the semi-finals of the Junior World Championships at Rodney Parade next Wednesday - if they account for the injury and suspension-hit French.
RYAN SIDEBOTTOM provided the finishing touches to England's best performance of the summer to wrap up a quickfire innings victory over NewZealand
at Trent Bridge.
MICHAEL CAMPBELL has shrugged off his recent disastrous formand will happily carry the tag of favourite for this week's NewZealand
Open, his home tournament which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
made a sensational start to the Tri-Nations with a 38-28 victory over Australia in Sydney, writes Mark Langdon.
LADYHAWKE - LADYHAWKE PIP Brown, the NewZealand
singer, songwriter, guitarist and synth-loving performer, delivers her debut album.
He might have grown up with access to the best music kit money can buy, but there's no way this NewZealand
native is just riding on daddy's coat tails.