New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has emerged from an induced coma and spoken with family members two days after being seriously injured in a brutal attack outside a Christchurch bar. Ryder was also breathing without the aid of the respirator which helped keep him alive after he suffered a collapsed lung during the late-night attack.
New Zealand cricketer is now out of an induced coma and talking, according to his manager Aaron Klee.
Sympathy was being expressed today for Jesse Ryder who remains in an induced coma with critical injuries after a seemingly unprovoked assault just a day before he was due to leave New Zealand for the Indian Premier League.
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Twickenham hoodoo? What Twickenham hoodoo? When Scotland venture on to Billy Williams' old cabbage patch on Saturday they will be blooding a player who happens to boast a 100 per cent record there. "Yeah, it was cool," Sean Maitland said yesterday, recalling his one and only appearance at England's HQ. "We won. We scored 44 points. And I got two tries."
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In one respect at least, Jonnie Peacock, has yet to catch up with Oscar Pistorius. “No, I haven’t managed to have a chat with Oscar since then,” he says. “It’ll be interesting to see what he thinks about me now.”
Ireland coach Declan Kidney has named his strongest possible team for the third Test against a New Zealand team weakened by the loss of Dan Carter.
Two American students who were trapped in the wilderness by a snowstorm trekked to safety, surviving for nine days by rationing their meagre supply of snacks and keeping warm in hot springs.
The Ireland head coach, Declan Kidney, is set to finalise his 29-man squad for the New Zealand tour after tonight's game against the Barbarians at Kingsholm.
Ireland head coach Declan Kidney knows his side must play with no fear if they are to upset world champions New Zealand on their own patch.
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New Zealand lived up to its promises with a tournament that expressed a national passion
First dawn down by the water at Tanapuka and Colin Slade, the young, unheralded man who has to walk in the shoes of the world's most talented rugby player, might be forgiven if he falters for a moment, turns and runs.
They have said it many times,in many ways, but it can be summarised in one sentence from Craig Dowd, who told a radio audience last week: "The only team who's going to beat the All Blacks is the All Blacks." And the listeners up and down this country – simultaneously en fête and on the edge of a nervous breakdown – smiled and nodded and agreed and crossed their fingers, trusting to God or their own personal spirit that the craggy-faced old prop was right.