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28 October 2017 8:03 AM Rugby League World Cup: Live Updates

61mins: Beale is still down. The medicab is now out on the field. It's quite unusual as there wasn't any contact but Beale went down in the backfield. Could be a knee, or an achilles possibly. Teammates look very concerned. 61mins: Players from both teams seem to be suffering from fatigue. Bunty Afoa guilty of taking too long to pack down a the scrum 215

21 October 2017 2:44 PM Wallabies beat All Blacks 23-18 in third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane

A REVITALISED Wallabies side has produced a stirring performance to stun the All Blacks 23-18 in the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. In a season in which Australia’s rugby teams have been mocked during a 0-26 Super Rugby shutout against New Zealand sides, the Michael Hooper-led outfit stamped their mark as a force to be reckoned 439

21 October 2017 12:27 PM Hodge the hero for Wallabies, but All Blacks will lament discipline

It doesn't happen often, such is their professionalism, but New Zealand's determination to niggle the Wallabies off the ball was as much to blame for their Bledisloe defeat as the mammoth boot of Australia's Reece Hodge. The Wallabies triumphed 23-18 in brutally-enthralling Test at Suncorp Stadium, played in front of 45,105 fans, but only after they were forced 169

21 October 2017 8:56 AM All Blacks player ratings: Who starred, struggled in Bledisloe Cup loss

Here’s how the All Blacks players rated in the shock 23-18 Bledisloe Cup loss to the Wallabies at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. Decent shift from the pint-sized fullback, who moved to five-eighth in place of Lima Sopoaga on the hour mark. Wasn’t able to break through for a defining play but got plenty of touches, made some quality kicks and was largely 550

20 October 2017 7:56 AM After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted

TOKYO — Have North Korea’s nuclear tests become so big that they’ve altered the geological structure of the land? Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from “tired mountain syndrome.” The mountain visibly shifted during the last nuclear test, an enormous 104

18 October 2017 4:35 PM The Soap Box: Today's the day: Who will Winston choose?

Last night would have been a sleepless one for both Bill English and Jacinda Ardern, they would have been tossing and turning wondering what fate holds for them today. For one it'll be jubilation but for the other commiseration. The man who holds their futures in his hand Winston Peters has spoken to both of them and has told them they'll hear the decision 92

16 October 2017 9:03 AM John Oliver Calls Out The Academy For Hypocrisy After Weinstein Decision

"Last Week Tonight" host takes on Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. Color John Oliver unimpressed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for kicking out producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. As the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” noted, the organization still has a number of less-than-distinguished 153

16 October 2017 8:05 AM WATCH: Dad fights off would-be child abductor with powerful kick

A quick-thinking father has stopped a would-be child abductor in his tracks by booting him in the crotch. Disturbing footage shows the hooded man following the man and little girl as they look at market stalls in the Chinese city of Jiamusi. As the pair leave hand-in-hand, the man approaches from behind and can be seen waiting for his moment to snatch 486

14 October 2017 3:25 AM Steamers win seals Waikato relegation

Waikato's final desperate bid to avoid relegation has fallen short, the NPC rugby premiership tailenders edged 36-32 by Bay of Plenty at Tauranga Domain on Saturday. Both teams scored five tries, but Bay of Plenty's Mike Delany proved more accurate in nailing four conversions while Waikato worked their way through four kickers and could only manage two. Waikato 106

7 October 2017 5:23 PM All Blacks beat Springboks 25-24 in classic Rugby Championship Test

THE All Blacks completed a clean sweep of the Rugby Championship while the Springboks restored pride in their jersey in one of the great Test matches at Newlands. New Zealand held on to win 25-24 in Cape Town, their sixth straight victory in the tournament, in a completely different contest to South Africa’s previous 57-0 embarrassment at North Harbour 196