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  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck named Warriors player of the year for 2017

    19 September 2017 5:01 PM 3

    Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been named as the Warriors' Player of the Year at their awards night in Auckland on Tuesday. The fullback began the season returning from a serious knee injury and played in all-but one game, scoring ten tries. He's the first backline player to receive the accolade since club great Manu Vatuvei in 2010. The 24-year-old

  • 'Sleeping giants' of the Rugby League World Cup

    18 September 2017 10:08 PM

    Toa Samoa coach Matt Parish has anointed pool B rivals Tonga as the "sleeping giants" of the Rugby League World Cup as he rallied the Samoan community around New Zealand and Australia to get behind his team. Toa Samoa face Mate Ma'a Tonga in Hamilton on November 4 in what Parish predicted would be another brutal Pacific showdown. "They (Tonga) are going

  • Big-name All Blacks to miss Pumas Test

    17 September 2017 10:48 PM 1

    Playmaker Beauden Barrett is one of six senior All Blacks who will sit out their next Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires. 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

  • All Blacks name squad for Argentina and South Africa Rugby Championship Tests

    17 September 2017 10:48 PM 2

    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

  • Bond set to become England’s bowling coach

    17 September 2017 10:33 AM 3

    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

  • All Blacks seek improvement even after record win

    17 September 2017 6:59 AM 11

    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

  • Israel Dagg's season appears over

    17 September 2017 3:06 AM 9

    Scans this week will confirm the extent of the damage to Dagg's troublesome knee that saw him sit out last night's 57-0 mauling of the Springboks in Albany. The 66 test veteran missed the first two Bledisloe Cup victories over the Wallabies due to this complaint. He then returned against the Pumas in New Plymouth last week, only for it to flare up again

  • Unrelenting All Blacks sound warning with emphatic victory

    17 September 2017 3:06 AM 7

    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

  • Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

    17 September 2017 3:06 AM 2

    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

  • Mitchell believes Coetzee’s Springboks should display more confidence in their attacking ability

    17 September 2017 2:35 AM 3

    Mitchell intimated that a change in approach‚ rather than personnel‚ will best serve the Springboks. While he had high praise for one of his star players Warrick Gelant following a dazzling attacking display from fullback against the Golden Lions‚ Mitchells feels the player should be in an environment in which he can flourish. “I guess he’d be stifled