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  • NZ Rugby congratulates 2017 provincial competition champions

    29 October 2017 7:57 PM 84

    An exciting season of domestic rugby has come to a close with six scintillating finals closing out the 2017 season of national provincial championships. Canterbury claimed the double, winning Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Final in Christchurch last night and the Farah Palmer Cup Premiership in Pukekohe today. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew congratulated

  • Hartley and Ricciardo join the penalty list

    29 October 2017 7:42 PM 71

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley both collected penalties for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, taking the total tally of drivers penalised to five on a confusing grid. Australian Ricciardo, who qualified seventh, was given a 20-place drop after the team replaced the engine and elements of the power unit. New Zealander

  • Mexican GP: Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley penalties change grid

    29 October 2017 7:16 PM 56

    Ricciardo takes new engine elements and is set to drop from seventh to 16th on grid; Hartley also has replacement parts fitted after qualy problems; Race starts at 7pm live only on Sky Sports F1 Daniel Ricciardo has dropped down the grid at the Mexican GP from seventh place after Red Bull opted to make engine changes. Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley will also take a grid drop after

  • 'Our middle order batting the highlight'

    29 October 2017 6:25 PM 68

    New Zealand got five full tosses and two half-volleys in the last two overs. Only one of those was hit for a six. In a game that featured 668 runs, it is extremely rare for a side defending to get away with so many errors. Perhaps if one of those had been connected cleanly, India would have been under more pressure and thus more prone to more mistakes

  • Canterbury continue Mitre 10 Cup dynasty

    29 October 2017 6:41 AM 81

    Canterbury have continued their incredible dominance of the national provincial championship with a clearcut victory in the Premiership final over Tasman tonight. Richie Mo'unga was the standout for the red and blacks, the No10 scoring a grand final-record 25 points and buoyed perhaps by his time with the All Blacks in Brisbane last week. Mo'unga scored

  • Lin Yuxin recovers from triple-bogey to lead entering final round at Royal Wellington

    29 October 2017 6:07 AM 51

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Lin Yuxin of China birdied the 18th hole Saturday for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur and a shot at playing in the Masters and British Open next year. Lin recovered from a triple-bogey on the sixth hole at Royal Wellington -- his second of the week -- with three

  • Aust to play NZ for Fast5 netball bronze

    29 October 2017 4:44 AM 86

    Australia will play New Zealand for bronze in the Fast5 Netball World Series after defeating South Africa 31-18 in Melbourne on Sunday. Bouncing back from the disappointment of missing out on the gold medal match, the Australians outclassed South Africa to secure third place on the ladder at the end of the preliminary rounds. The victory sets up another

  • All Black Selectors Set A Challenge For Julian Savea To Return To The All Blacks

    29 October 2017 4:04 AM 72

    Julian Savea’s continued exile from the All Black squad has raised eyebrows among rugby fans and All Black selector Grant Fox has lifted the lid on what he expects from the blockbusting wing to reclaim his place in the World Champion backline. Since being dropped for the British and Irish Lions tests, to his credit, Savea has stayed quiet on social media

  • Exciting sprint finish to Auckland marathon

    28 October 2017 8:26 PM 66

    An Australian runner has won this morning's Auckland marathon, and an Aucklander is second. Matt Davy from Victoria crossed the finish line at Victoria Park in a time of 2 hours 24 minutes. Lead car commentator Hamish Meachem said Josh Maisey from Auckland was behind by over two minutes at halfway but closed the gap to finish just seven seconds behind

  • Kiwis seek best of both worlds in RLWC

    28 October 2017 6:27 PM 75

    The Kiwis have talked up an adventurous playing style leading into the Rugby League World Cup, but admit they need plenty of precision and accuracy too. Kiwis assistant coach Brian Smith wants his side to have their cake and eat it too, playing both precise and adventurous rugby league. Smith's troops cruised to a 38-8 win over Toa Samoa in Saturday's