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  • Kidwell on Beale injury: We've got a plan

    28 October 2017 6:27 PM 11

    Confirmation Gerard Beale will miss the rest of the Rugby League World Cup. The Kiwis centre has undergone surgery this morning on a double fracture to his leg, sustained in the win over Samoa in Auckland. But coach David Kidwell says the replacement regulations aren't as obvious as they expected and the Kiwis will seek clarity over whether they can call in an injury

  • Kiwis cruise past Samoa in World Cup opener

    28 October 2017 6:27 PM 17

    Thank goodness. The Kiwis campaign is finally underway, and they've banked an untidy - but vital - 38-8 win over Samoa. After all the dramas and distractions in the build-up, this was just the kind of fillip the tournament needs in this country. An entertaining match, that was a mix of blood and thunder and helter-skelter in the first half, and a confidence

  • Seven pitch invaders arrested at World Cup

    28 October 2017 6:27 PM 13

    Seven people, including a teenager, have been arrested at a Rugby League World Cup match in Auckland after running onto the playing field. A teenager is among seven people to have been arrested after running onto the field during the Rugby League World Cup match between the Kiwis and Toa Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday. Six have been charged

  • Plane carrying NBA team mysteriously damaged during flight

    28 October 2017 4:18 PM 48

    PLAYERS from a leading NBA team were shocked and mystified to see the nose of their charter plane appeared to have hit something in the sky. Oklahoma City Thunder players took to social media to share the shocking photos after disembarking from their charter flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, where they found the nose of the Boeing 757-200 was indented

  • Karl Anthony-Towns brings the heat against the Thunder

    28 October 2017 4:11 PM 8

    The Oklahoma Thunder came to Minneapolis on Saturday eager to seek revenge for the heart-crushing loss they suffered on the 23rd of October at home, a loss that was brought on by a miracle three on the buzzer from Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins. However it was the Timberwolves that once again have got the best of their division rivals notching a 119-116 win. The Timberwolves

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's plane dented during flight to Chicago

    28 October 2017 3:28 PM 12

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Friday night loss to the Timberwolves may have left fans wondering what happened in those final seconds. But as the NBA players deplaned after landing in Chicago early Saturday after a bumpy flight to Midway, they took to social media demanding answers to an entirely different question. "We had a rough flight to say the least

  • Mo'unga shines as Canterbury win NPC final

    28 October 2017 10:29 AM 12

    Canterbury have a team-first mantra but it's hard to deny the enormous individual impact of Richie Mo'unga in their 35-13 dissection of Tasman in the NPC Premiership final. The home side made it a remarkable nine titles in the last 10 years with a comprehensive performance in Christchurch on Saturday, highlighted by the brilliant skills of first five-eighth

  • Shaun Johnson sparks New Zealand to 38-8 World Cup win over Samoa

    28 October 2017 9:37 AM 16

    NEW Zealand have kicked off their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a bang, blitzing Samoa in the second half of their Rugby League World Cup clash to win 38-8 in Auckland. Despite an ill-disciplined performance in which they made 17 errors and completed barely 60 per cent of their sets, the Kiwis were too good on Saturday for their Polynesian rivals

  • Canterbury claim ninth title in a decade

    28 October 2017 8:20 AM 14

    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

  • Rugby League World Cup: Live Updates

    28 October 2017 8:03 AM 14

    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