All Whites coach hints at selection for NZ football royalty

All Whites coach hints at selection for NZ football royalty Alex Rufer’s lack of recent game time won’t count against him when New Zealand meet Fiji in their World Cup qualifier on Saturday, All Whites coach Anthony Hudson says. Alex Rufer celebrates during the FIFA U20 World Cup. Source: Photosport. Rufer has …

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Anthony Hudson surprised Alex Rufer hasn’t been playing at Wellington Phoenix

You only need to look as far as Alex Rufer’s late inclusion in the All Whites squad this week for proof of that. With captain Winston Reid and winger Monty Patterson succumbing to injuries over the weekend, the 20-year-old Wellington Phoenix midfielder

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Football: Anthony Hudson defends Alex Rufer’s All Whites selection

One of the true beauties of football is that everyone sees the game and its participants in a different way. One coach’s fringe player is another’s rusted-on starter and someone who is largely ignored by one manager can be warmly appreciated by another.

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