10 Jul 2010

Fine weather could aid running rugby

11:29 am on 10 July 2010

The All Blacks' plans for running rugby should be aided by the conditions tonight - fine weather in Auckland today is predicted to last through the evening.

The Springboks are the favourites in the Tri-Nations opener with everyone except the bookies - they're the defending champions and World Cup holders and they swept the All Blacks last season, though the hosts are somewhat oddly ranked No.1 in the world.