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  • Monohull return likely for America's Cup

    10 September 2017 11:12 PM 15

    The America's Cup looks set to return to monohull racing when New Zealand hosts the next regatta. Italian sailing identity Patrizio Bertelli let slip in an interview that high-speed catamarans are set to make way for single hull boats that can foil. Bertelli heads the challengers of record, Circolo della Vela Sicilia, who are working with defenders Team New Zealand

  • Bonneva Wins NZ Horse of the Year

    10 September 2017 6:28 PM 5

    Fresh off a victory in Saturday’s G2 Dato’Tan Chin Nam S. at Moonee Valley first up this preparation, Bonneval (NZ) (Makfi {GB}–Imposingly {Aus}, by Zabeel {NZ}) earned top honours as the 2017 New Zealand Horse of the Year during the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards in Auckland Sunday evening. The first 3-year-old filly to take Horse

  • McMillan to coach Maori All Blacks

    10 September 2017 5:01 PM 9

    The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union has congratulated Bay of Plenty Steamers head coach Clayton McMillan on his appointment as Maori All Blacks head coach. Clayton, a Bay of Plenty Centurion, took the reins as coach of the Bay of Plenty Steamers in 2015 is also the director of high performance. Earlier this year Clayton was appointed as the New Zealand Provincial

  • 'Talented athlete' Vaea Fifita 'isn't the finished product yet'- Steve Hansen

    10 September 2017 6:20 AM 6

    Shy at the best of times, Vaea Fifita was grinning from ear to ear in the sheds after the All Blacks' 39-22 win over Argentina. Lightning quick, bold and aggressive, the 25-year-old flanker played a blinder in Saturday's triumph over Los Pumas, seizing his opportunity with both hands. With Liam Squire rested and Jerome Kaino absent for personal reasons

  • Five Questions To Consider Following The All Blacks’ Patchy Win Over Argentina

    10 September 2017 5:36 AM 5

    The spluttering All Black machine exploded into gear at about the 50-minute mark against Argentina thanks to its newest freak of nature, Vaea Fifita. From that point on, the All Blacks swept aside the brave Argentinians who had actually led by seven points just after half-time. 5. Will Anyone Stop All Blacks’ Terrifying Looking Bench At The Next World

  • Hastings Boys' High win first XV title

    10 September 2017 4:55 AM 4

    Hastings' Boys High School have beaten arch-rivals Hamilton Boys' High 25-17 in the final of the national Top Four secondary school rugby tournament. The event to find the country's best first XV pitted two teams that had previously drawn 12-12 in their regional final. Hasting emerged victorious in Palmerston North on Sunday to complete an unbeaten season

  • 'We adjust to adversity a lot of the time'

    10 September 2017 3:35 AM 4

    The All Blacks once again had to come from behind to win, in their victory over the Pumas 39-22 in New Plymouth last night. Finding themselves trailing by 22-15 and a man down after Beauden Barrett's yellow card on the 50-minute mark, the All Blacks were made to work hard for the victory once again. Speaking on facing the recent adversity, halfback TJ Perenara

  • ABs working on line speed issues: Perenara

    10 September 2017 2:55 AM 6

    Only time will aid the All Blacks in overcoming their opponents' defensive line speed, halfback TJ Perenara believes. So destructive in attack throughout 2016, the All Blacks have found themselves under genuine pressure this season and occasionally been found wanting. The Warren Gatland-coached British and Irish Lions placed rush defence at the heart

  • Moody ruled out for rest of season

    10 September 2017 1:35 AM 6

    All Blacks prop Joe Moody has been ruled out for the rest of the year after dislocating his shoulder in Saturday's 39-22 victory over Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Moody, whose scrummaging against Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro had put the Pumas under immense pressure, left the field at Taranaki Regional Stadium in the 64th minute in obvious pain with his right

  • Man tries to flee police by swimming

    10 September 2017 1:20 AM 6

    A man fleeing from police tried to evade capture by swimming along the Welcome Bay estuary in Tauranga, but was unsuccessful. The man was part of a group reported to police for suspicious activity in a car in the suburb of Maungatapu. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody, while three other occupants fled on foot. A dog unit was called in to track