What is it? England's second Test of the autumn internationals - and it's against the All Blacks at Twickenham. The world champions. No pressure then. When is it? It's today, so Saturday, November 10. What time is kick-off? 3pm. What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action. Watch England v New Zealand through NOW TV with a Sky Sports pass from £7.99 What is the team news? England Chris Ashton makes his first England start for four years as one of three changes for Saturday's long-awaited clash with New Zealand at Twickenham. Ashton lines-up on the right wing in place of Jack Nowell after impressing during his 15-minute spell as a substitute in the 12-11 victory over South Africa that opened the Quilter Internationals. The 31-year-old has amassed 40 caps in an international career interrupted by suspension, falling out of favour with successive England coaches and a season-long spell in Toulon. Nowell drops to the … [Read more...] about England vs New Zealand 2018: What time is All Blacks kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
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People convicted of homosexual offences in New Zealand are to have their criminal records wiped after a unanimous vote to clear them in the country's parliament. Consensual sex between men aged 16 and over was decriminalised in 1986, but convictions for offences before that time remained on record and appeared in criminal history checks. Nearly 1,000 men were found guilty of homosexual offences between 1965 and the legalisation of homosexuality in 1986. Read more New Zealand says it would expel Russia spies, but can't find any "We stand tonight, as a Parliament, and we say: 'I'm sorry'," the country's finance minister Grant Robertson told parliament. "As a man who has been able to live his life relatively freely as a homosexual male, as a person who is able to come to this Parliament and get heckled and abused by the National Party because I am the Finance Minister, not because I am a gay man." He added: “The constant fear and the … [Read more...] about New Zealand to wipe criminal records of people convicted of historical homosexual offences
If you thought New Zealand proved their world rugby dominance by winning the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, how about this for a statistic with their Under-20 team. There have been 10 Junior World Cup tournaments... and New Zealand have won six of them. England, with triumphs in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and South Africa, on home soil in 2012, are the only other nations to have lifted the trophy. New Zealand’s success rate is astonishing and demonstrates the size of the task facing young Wales when they go head to head on Sunday. Wales opened their Pool A campaign with an historic first win over Australia at the U20 global showpiece, but can they follow that up with another stunning result? Andy Howell sets the scene for an unmissable encounter with the world champions... When and where is the game? It’s at Beziers’ Stade de la Méditerranée on Sunday with a 3.30pm kick-off (UK time). That’s the ground where Wales beat the Junior Wallabies, but also where Neath … [Read more...] about What time does Wales Under-20s v New Zealand kick off?
Brothers Beauden, Jordie and Scott Barrett made history simply by taking the field for the All Blacks in their first of three tests against France on Saturday, with New Zealand running rampant in the second half to win 52-11. Fly-half Beauden, full-back Jordie and lock Scott were the first trio of brothers to be named in an All Blacks starting XV for a test match and made a large collective contribution as New Zealand extended its winning streak at Eden Park to 41 tests over 24 years. It last lost at the Auckland stadium to France in 1994. The Barrett brothers' headline moment came when all three handled in a first-half try to Beauden Barrett, which allowed New Zealand to counter an early try to France winger Remy Grosso. France took an 11-8 lead to half-time but was destroyed after the interval. The Barretts surrendered the spotlight in the second half to an extraordinary ensemble performance by the All Blacks, who scored seven tries and 44 unanswered points. The headliners … [Read more...] about New Zealand thrash France but referee horror call costs Les Bleus dear in first Test
(CNN) — Dunedin, on New Zealand's idyllic South Island, isn't getting as many tourists as nearby Queenstown. But that's good news for travelers who want to experience the country's famous hospitality but aren't as keen on Hobbits. Despite its low profile, Dunedin -- whose name is the Scottish Gaelic word for Edinburgh, possibly making it more Scottish than Scotland -- has a quiet, understated cool. As a university town, it is full of inexpensive eats, street art, craft beer and live music, not to mention cheery locals who are known to argue over who gets to stop and give you directions. Here's a sampling of the best things to do in the town referred to as "Dunners." (Just one thing before you go: it's pronounced "done-Eden.") Take photos at the Dunedin Railway Station Dunedin Railway Station is so popular people come from around the world just to take pictures of it. Courtesy David Wall/Tourism New Zealand Not only is the outside stunning. Head inside for a … [Read more...] about New Zealand’s most underrated city