Moment's silence at All Blacks Test for Maori Queen     19 Aug 2006    

As a further mark of respect, the All Blacks have decided to wear black armbands in the Test against the Wallabies.

New Zealand Rugby Union Chairman Jock Hobbs said: “The NZRU and All Blacks join Maoridom and the rest of New Zealand in remembering Dame Te Ata. She was a much-loved and hugely respected woman and our thoughts are with her family and people at this time.”

The All Blacks take on Australia in their final Philips Tri Nations-Bledisloe Cup match-up at Eden Park on Saturday, with the match kicking off at 5.30pm.

The moment’s silence will be observed prior to the national anthems.

A moment’s silence will also be observed prior to Waikato’s Air New Zealand Cup match against Otago in Dunedin on Saturday afternoon.