All Blacks officials mugged

2012-10-01 07:45

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.


  • leigh.mapu - 2012-10-01 08:26

    "The All Blacks are due to travel to Johannesburg for their final...". Lol jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

  • bergie.sean - 2012-10-01 08:47

    I am told by a reliable source that Australia is having a bit of a crime problem at the moment. Not the hectic murders which we are world champs at, but serious increase in robbery and muggings. I would hate for aussie to top us in crime after they beat us in cricket last night, and we better watch out, those aussies are competitive.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-10-01 08:54

      All blacks is newzealand, just saying

      jacowium - 2012-10-01 09:00

      Clayton, your humour is misdirected, just saying

      douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-01 09:24

      When it comes to crime the aussies have more street credit than we will ever have, they started out as a penal colony remember.

      nathi.kunene.73 - 2012-10-01 09:39

      Exodus of South Africans to Australia and an increase in crime...any connections???

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-01 13:52

      Ha Ha, they had +- 1 murder last month in a city and marched to protest against it. You would think they would have much more crime in Australia as it was a penal colony many moons ago.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-01 09:36

    If only the All Blacks knew what was waiting for them in Soweto. Here in "good old South Africa" there might be a bit more waiting. Hope I am proved wrong?

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-10-01 10:54

      I suggest the ABs send the CHAMPIONSHIP cup to NZ. Thats the only think the Thugs can steal. At least the Boks can't snatched it from them.

      seanread.crisp - 2012-10-01 15:30

      I doubt the lowly criminals in Soweto will be stupid enough to look for trouble with strong, fast and aggressive international rugby players.

  • hanno.uys.5 - 2012-10-01 09:59

    At least they won't have anything to be stolen in Joburg!

  • hanno.uys.5 - 2012-10-01 10:00

    Brazil is known as onw of the most dangerous countries in the world. Good luck to them hosting the next SWC!

  • Kim Lynne Ockhuis - 2012-10-01 10:01

    Dude dont know if youve seen but ur team is the sh*t All Blacks are the champions wonder how they got there spirit and teamwork here you have flyhalfs that cant even kick a balloon.Carter-McCaw i love you!The only thing SA is good 4 crime rape and murder!! New Zealand all the way whOop whOop!!!

      michael.hendrickse.58 - 2012-10-01 11:00

      sounds like you an ex-saffa living abroad????

  • Kim Lynne Ockhuis - 2012-10-01 10:10

    Dude u talking about New Zealand most amazing country in the WORLD-All Blacks rule.Only thing SA is gOod 4 crime rape and murder.Whereby NZ shines in swag rugby and awesomeness!!Carter-u re the best.McCaw u are truly the most amazing person ive saw!!!!Go All Blacks whOop whOop...

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-10-01 12:03

      careful kim. your profile page & inbox will be smattered with abuse soon.Truth is a very touchy / sensitive subject around these here ( nice pic with kids by the way.)

  • jimmy.moustache.12 - 2012-10-01 13:18

    kim, you're only saying that because you are afraid of domestic violence in your own country. we've all seen once were warriors. hubby's gonna beat the living crap out of you when the boks beat the ABs on the weekend. somebody call 911

  • Kim Lynne Ockhuis - 2012-10-03 00:46

    trust me All Blacks going to show u what New Zealand is really made of.Im just a girl whos into rugby so thanx still All Blacks all the way whOop whOop...yes all SA is good 4 crime statistics.

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