11 Jun 2011

Longer half-time break for top rugby games

6:10 pm on 11 June 2011

Rugby's Southern Hemisphere governing body SANZAR has extended the half-time break for this year's Tri-Nations games from 10 minutes to 12 minutes.

The change has been made to assist the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies to adjust to the same longer half-time break during the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand from September 9th, announced on Friday by the International Rugby Board.

Tonight the New Zealand Super Rugby conference title is at stake when the first-placed Blues take on the Crusaders in a top of the table battle in Timaru, while the Highlanders must beat the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney with a four-try bonus point if the southerners are to keep their playoff big alive.