13 Oct 2009

Chance for current All Whites to make history

6:44 am on 13 October 2009

The New Zealand based All Whites return home today after completing a successful first leg of their final world cup qualifying campaign.

Despite their nil-all draw in Bahrain on Sunday morning, the TAB has installed Bahrain as favourites to qualify for South Africa, mainly due to a score draw being enough for them to progress.

However if the All Whites do win, they'll be just the second New Zealand side to make the finals.

Assistant coach Brian Turner, who was a part of the 1982 team, says this now gives the current All Whites side the chance to make their own history....