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    Chris Rattue: Million dollar crazy - Adam Blair the dumbest Warriors signing

    Chris Rattue: Million dollar crazy - Adam Blair the dumbest Warriors signing


    COMMENT The Warriors just never learn.Various administrations have made some of the dumbest signings in NRL history, but turning Adam Blair into a very wealthy veteran may stand the test of time as the craziest.At his...

    COMMENT The Warriors just never learn.Various administrations have made some of the dumbest signings in NRL history, but turning Adam Blair into a very wealthy veteran may stand the test of time as the craziest.At his peak,...
    Rugby league: Issac Luke says injuries have been a 'learning curve' amid Warriors NRL struggles

    Rugby league: Issac Luke says injuries have been a 'learning curve' amid Warriors NRL struggles


    Hampered by injuries in recent years, Issac Luke has come to realise that sometimes you simply have to dial it back. After years of being one of the NRL's elite hookers and playing with the intensity of a junkyard dog for the...

    Hampered by injuries in recent years, Issac Luke has come to realise that sometimes you simply have to dial it back. After years of being one of the NRL's elite hookers and playing with the intensity of a junkyard dog for the full...
    Black Ferns Sevens crash out in quarter-finals at Kitakyushu Sevens

    Black Ferns Sevens crash out in quarter-finals at Kitakyushu Sevens


    The Black Ferns Sevens have crashed out of the Kitakyushu Sevens after being handed a 26-19 quarter-final defeat by the USA.The defeat ends New Zealand's streak of six tournament victories which began at the Japanese...

    The Black Ferns Sevens have crashed out of the Kitakyushu Sevens after being handed a 26-19 quarter-final defeat by the USA.The defeat ends New Zealand's streak of six tournament victories which began at the Japanese tournament...
    Rugby: Sir Graham Henry rates Dan Carter as possible All Black replacement for World Cup

    Rugby: Sir Graham Henry rates Dan Carter as possible All Black replacement for World Cup


    Sir Graham Henry believes the All Blacks could use Dan Carter's experience at this year's World Cup – especially after the loss of utility back Damian McKenzie.McKenzie's season-ending injury, a ruptured ACL likely ruling him...

    Sir Graham Henry believes the All Blacks could use Dan Carter's experience at this year's World Cup – especially after the loss of utility back Damian McKenzie.McKenzie's season-ending injury, a ruptured ACL likely ruling him out...
    Rugby: Jerome Kaino thriving as a mentor at Toulouse - 'Jerry Collins would give me a slap, but I have a softer approach'

    Rugby: Jerome Kaino thriving as a mentor at Toulouse - 'Jerry Collins would give me a slap, but I have a softer approach'


    After Toulouse's astonishing Champions Cup quarter-final victory a few weeks back, a mid all the delirium inside Racing 92's deafening arena, there was an endearing moment. Jerome Kaino is 36 years old and a veteran of 81...

    After Toulouse's astonishing Champions Cup quarter-final victory a few weeks back, a mid all the delirium inside Racing 92's deafening arena, there was an endearing moment. Jerome Kaino is 36 years old and a veteran of 81 Tests...
    Warren Gatland will return as Lions coach in a move that keeps the door open to England job

    Warren Gatland will return as Lions coach in a move that keeps the door open to England job


    Warren Gatland is to be reappointed as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa in 2021 – and the move would not rule him out of taking over the England job from Eddie Jones, The Sunday Telegraph...

    Warren Gatland is to be reappointed as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa in 2021 – and the move would not rule him out of taking over the England job from Eddie Jones, The Sunday Telegraph revealed.The...
    Olympian who beat Nick Willis for gold unmasked as drug cheat

    Olympian who beat Nick Willis for gold unmasked as drug cheat


    The man who ended up beating Kiwi Nick Willis for Olympic gold has been banned for doping.Kenya's Asbel Kiprop returned a positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in November 2017, in an out of competition test.Willis crossed the...

    The man who ended up beating Kiwi Nick Willis for Olympic gold has been banned for doping.Kenya's Asbel Kiprop returned a positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in November 2017, in an out of competition test.Willis crossed the line...
    What we missed in Rugby Australia's homophobia scandal

    What we missed in Rugby Australia's homophobia scandal


    Today, Israel Folau's views on the LGBTI community are shockingly clear — according to the controversial rugby star, "hell awaits" them and other "sinners".But just a few short years ago, he was singing a very different...

    Today, Israel Folau's views on the LGBTI community are shockingly clear — according to the controversial rugby star, "hell awaits" them and other "sinners".But just a few short years ago, he was singing a very different tune.In...
    Gregor Paul: Two All Blacks back three options in play

    Gregor Paul: Two All Blacks back three options in play


    COMMENT: The injury loss of Damian McKenzie due to a damaged knee has put the spotlight on the All Blacks' back three, highlighted a dearth of quality wings and that there is going to have to be a re-think about how things are...

    COMMENT: The injury loss of Damian McKenzie due to a damaged knee has put the spotlight on the All Blacks' back three, highlighted a dearth of quality wings and that there is going to have to be a re-think about how things are set...
    Rafael Nadal humbled by Fabio Fognini in surprise semi-final upset

    Rafael Nadal humbled by Fabio Fognini in surprise semi-final upset


    Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-final to hand Nadal a brutal reality check.Fognini — who has beaten Nadal twice before on clay,...

    Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-final to hand Nadal a brutal reality check.Fognini — who has beaten Nadal twice before on clay, and...
    UFC: City Kickboxing coach Eugene Bareman praises 'masterminds' behind Israel Adesanya's title win

    UFC: City Kickboxing coach Eugene Bareman praises 'masterminds' behind Israel Adesanya's title win


    Premonitions seem to run in the City Kickboxing family. Newly crowned UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has long said he foresaw his rise to the top, and head coach Eugene Bareman saw the same sort of rise in...

    Premonitions seem to run in the City Kickboxing family. Newly crowned UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has long said he foresaw his rise to the top, and head coach Eugene Bareman saw the same sort of rise in his...
    America's Cup: Steven Ferguson looms as contender for Team New Zealand grinder role

    America's Cup: Steven Ferguson looms as contender for Team New Zealand grinder role


    Team New Zealand could call on another Olympian as they prepare for their America's Cup defence.Former kayaker Steven Ferguson has been working out as a grinder for the Cup holders and looks a strong candidate to be the latest...

    Team New Zealand could call on another Olympian as they prepare for their America's Cup defence.Former kayaker Steven Ferguson has been working out as a grinder for the Cup holders and looks a strong candidate to be the latest code-switching...
    Rugby: Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola

    Rugby: Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola


    A rugby supporter has been banned from the Ricoh Arena after confronting Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola on the pitch after his side's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final victory over Munster.The fan, wearing a Munster...

    A rugby supporter has been banned from the Ricoh Arena after confronting Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola on the pitch after his side's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final victory over Munster.The fan, wearing a Munster jersey,...
    Hockey: Record beckons for Black Sticks skipper Stacey Michelsen

    Hockey: Record beckons for Black Sticks skipper Stacey Michelsen


    Stacey Michelsen, who leads the Black Sticks against Australia in Thursday's Anzac hockey test, is on target to become New Zealand's most capped female player when the Pro League culminates in June.Test hockey players don't do...

    Stacey Michelsen, who leads the Black Sticks against Australia in Thursday's Anzac hockey test, is on target to become New Zealand's most capped female player when the Pro League culminates in June.Test hockey players don't do things...
    Basketball: Steven Adams and Oklahoma City Thunder back in NBA playoff series

    Basketball: Steven Adams and Oklahoma City Thunder back in NBA playoff series


    Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder earned a crucial victory in their NBA playoff series, beating Portland 120-108 to trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.OKC can level the series in game four at home but Adams said...

    Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder earned a crucial victory in their NBA playoff series, beating Portland 120-108 to trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.OKC can level the series in game four at home but Adams said one...
    Motocross: Courtney Duncan dares to dream of finding some luck

    Motocross: Courtney Duncan dares to dream of finding some luck


    Courtney Duncan has been three times unlucky in the women's motocross (WMX) world championship but got her fourth tilt at the title off to a cracking start at Valkenswaad in the Netherlands last weekend.The 23-year-old won the...

    Courtney Duncan has been three times unlucky in the women's motocross (WMX) world championship but got her fourth tilt at the title off to a cracking start at Valkenswaad in the Netherlands last weekend.The 23-year-old won the first...
    Super Rugby: Highlanders get back on track with victory over Blues

    Super Rugby: Highlanders get back on track with victory over Blues


    For all the growth and promise they've shown this season, the Blues have yet to overcome the glaring problem that has plagued them for years.Last night's 24-12 defeat to the Highlanders was the 23rd straight time they've gone...

    For all the growth and promise they've shown this season, the Blues have yet to overcome the glaring problem that has plagued them for years.Last night's 24-12 defeat to the Highlanders was the 23rd straight time they've gone on...
    Rugby league: Error-prone New Zealand Warriors fall to North Queensland Cowboys in NRL at Mt Smart Stadium

    Rugby league: Error-prone New Zealand Warriors fall to North Queensland Cowboys in NRL at Mt Smart Stadium


    New Zealand Warriors 10North Queensland Cowboys 17 If you peel it back to its bare bones, the concept of rugby league is simple; hold onto the football, and put points on the board when the opportunities are there to...

    New Zealand Warriors 10North Queensland Cowboys 17 If you peel it back to its bare bones, the concept of rugby league is simple; hold onto the football, and put points on the board when the opportunities are there to win.But...
    Sailing: Two medals for NZ at World Cup Series regatta in Genoa

    Sailing: Two medals for NZ at World Cup Series regatta in Genoa


    New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night and have a chance of winning another tonight as the World Cup Series regatta in Genoa comes to a close.Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie won silver in the 49er, finishing...

    New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night and have a chance of winning another tonight as the World Cup Series regatta in Genoa comes to a close.Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie won silver in the 49er, finishing just...
    Live NRL updates: New Zealand Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys

    Live NRL updates: New Zealand Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys


    All the action between the New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys in their NRL clash at Mt Smart Stadium. ‌ In the NRL, squad continuity is a luxury, one the Warriors have not had in the early rounds of...

    All the action between the New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys in their NRL clash at Mt Smart Stadium. ‌ In the NRL, squad continuity is a luxury, one the Warriors have not had in the early rounds of the...