All Blacks officials mugged

2012-10-01 07:45
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Wellington - The New Zealand Rugby Union says its chairman and a member of its board of directors were mugged by motorcycle-riding thieves outside the All Blacks team hotel in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

The union said chairperson Mike Eagle and director Gerhard van Tilberg were uninjured in the incident.

The All Blacks team was preparing to leave for the airport when the incident occured. New Zealand beat Argentina 54-15 in a Rugby Championship match in La Plata, near Buenos Aires, on Saturday.

The union said a Rolex watch was taken from van Tilberg but nothing was taken from Eagle.

The All Blacks are due to travel to Johannesburg for their final match in the Rugby Championship against South Africa on Saturday.

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