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New Zealand Rugby
Aug 24, 2011: Wing Hosea Gear is reportedly considering a move abroad following his All Blacks World Cup squad snub
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News in Brief
May 11, 2010: All the latest rugby news, with Rico Gear making the move to Japan following Worcester's relegation
News in Brief
Feb 17, 2010: All the latest rugby news in brief including All Blacks scrum-half Jimmy Cowan re-signing with the NZRU
News in brief
Dec 21, 2009: All the latest rugby news including Euan Murray's explanation of his decision to quit Sunday rugby, Paul O'Connell hailing his troops and Quade Cooper giving up drinking
Feb 28, 2008: Worcester Warriors have been forced into two late changes after both Rico Gear and James Brown were declared unfit for the Guinness Premiership clash with Sale Sharks on Friday evening.
Dec 21, 2007: New Zealand international duo Rico Gear and Sam Tuitupou will be handed their first Guinness Premiership starts of the campaign when Worcester Warriors face London Irish on Sunday.
Dec 16, 2007: Rico Gear has entered the Worcester record books - just two games into his Warriors career.
Dec 15, 2007: Worcester Warriors cemented their place at the top of Pool2 in this season's European Challenge Cup with a 66-16 victory over G.R.A.N Parma.
Dec 10, 2007: All Black star Rico Gear says he can't wait for Saturday's return European Challenge Cup Pool 2 match at GRAN Parma as he settles into life as a Worcester Warrior.
Dec 9, 2007: Rico Gear hopes Worcester can use impressive European Challenge Cup form as a lever to pull them away from the Guinness Premiership basement.
Dec 5, 2007: Worcester's big-money signing Rico Gear will make his Warriors debut on Saturday.
Dec 3, 2007: New Zealand international Rico Gear admits he can hardly wait to add firepower to Worcester Warriors bid in the Guinness Premiership campaign after arriving at Sixways Stadium.
Sep 21, 2007: Tasman rattled their Crusaders' big brother to such an alarming extent tonight Auckland will hardly be shaking in their boots ahead of next weekend's marquee provincial rugby match-up in Christchurch.
Sep 14, 2007: Taranaki were more than willing but ultimately incapable of stalling the progress of Air NZ Cup rugby leaders Canterbury tonight.
Aug 3, 2007: Winger-of-the-moment Rico Gear attended his first Canterbury rugby training run today but will remain an Air NZ Cup rugby observer this weekend.
Aug 2, 2007: All Blacks winger Rico Gear looks set to play out the remainder of his New Zealand rugby career for Canterbury.
Jun 28, 2007: New father Rico Gear is realistic enough to predict the rugby test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday could be his last if things don't go well.
Jun 27, 2007: All Blacks coach Graham Henry has made four personnel changes to his starting 15 to face the Wallabies in the Tri-Nations/Bledisloe Cup clash here on Saturday.