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20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

17 September 2017 10:48 PM All Blacks name squad for Argentina and South Africa Rugby Championship Tests

The All Blacks are resting six key players from the squad to face Argentina in their next Rugby Championship Test. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett won't travel to Buenos Aires for the September 30 Test, along with centre Ryan Crotty, locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick and loose forwards Liam Squire and Sam Cane. They will join the squad in Cape Town for the final 2

17 September 2017 10:33 AM Bond set to become England’s bowling coach

Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is set to be confirmed as England’s bowling coach for the Ashes series in Australia later his year. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Bond is set replace Ottis Gibson who vacated his position to become head coach of South Africa. Bond will join up with the England squad ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

17 September 2017 6:59 AM All Blacks seek improvement even after record win

Scrum-half Smith feels they were bit ‘sluggish’ in second half Auckland: The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders 5

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Unrelenting All Blacks sound warning with emphatic victory

AUCKLAND: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was reluctant to state it explicitly, but the 57-0 demolition of traditional rivals South Africa on Saturday was an emphatic warning to the rest of the rugby world. The world champions demonstrated they could be ruthlessly clinical in seizing scoring opportunities and at the same time be equally aggressive in defence 3

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders in line to retain the Rugby Championship with only two matches 1

17 September 2017 12:47 AM Knocking Boks 'like clubbing a baby seal'

The record defeat for the Boks has been described on social media as 'embarrassing' and 'shocking' by supporters, as the rampant world champions ran in eight tries in a sparkling display of attacking rugby that had their hapless opponents floundering. “We all thought last year losing to New Zealand by 42 points was a low point and we didn’t think it could 5

16 September 2017 7:39 PM Springboks thrashed by record margin

This All Blacks team is certainly on to something. They'd hinted as much in the last few weeks but for the first time this year, they delivered the package they were after. They put together a performance that will probably sit somewhere close to being the blueprint they want to use for the rest of the season and possibly beyond. And for good reason

16 September 2017 10:47 AM Coetzee: I won't say it was a horror movie, but ..

Auckland - The All Blacks produced their best display of the year to trounce South Africa by a record 57-0 and take a firm grip on the Rugby Championship in Albany on Saturday. The eight-try victory surpassed the All Blacks previous best 57-15 win in Durban last year and it was South Africa's heaviest defeat, eclipsing their 53-3 loss to England at Twickenham 1