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    All Blacks: David Havili could be big winner as Damian McKenzie's replacement

    All Blacks: David Havili could be big winner as Damian McKenzie's replacement


    Forget miracle returns from Dan Carter or Aaron Cruden, the big winner – if we can describe him as that after Damian McKenzie's knee injury which will rule him out of the World Cup – could be David Havili.It appears that while...

    Forget miracle returns from Dan Carter or Aaron Cruden, the big winner – if we can describe him as that after Damian McKenzie's knee injury which will rule him out of the World Cup – could be David Havili.It appears that while the...
    Rugby: Richie McCaw opens up about battling mental demons during All Blacks career

    Rugby: Richie McCaw opens up about battling mental demons during All Blacks career


    Richie McCaw has revealed some of the psychological demons he had to battle during his rugby career.Speaking with Movember's Robert Dunne on the A Few Good Men podcast, McCaw opened up about going through periods of anxiety...

    Richie McCaw has revealed some of the psychological demons he had to battle during his rugby career.Speaking with Movember's Robert Dunne on the A Few Good Men podcast, McCaw opened up about going through periods of anxiety and...
    Cricket: Black Caps still plan to tour Sri Lanka after Cricket World Cup

    Cricket: Black Caps still plan to tour Sri Lanka after Cricket World Cup


    The Black Caps' August tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead for now.New Zealand Cricket will consider their position after at least 290 people were killed in Easter suicide bombings.It's too early for the governing body to make a...

    The Black Caps' August tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead for now.New Zealand Cricket will consider their position after at least 290 people were killed in Easter suicide bombings.It's too early for the governing body to make a definitive...
    Rugby league: Stephen Kearney rubbishes rumours of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck injury as Warriors team named for Melbourne Storm Anzac Day NRL clash

    Rugby league: Stephen Kearney rubbishes rumours of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck injury as Warriors team named for Melbourne Storm Anzac Day NRL clash


    Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has dismissed rumours that captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is a doubt for the Anzac Day clash with the Melbourne Storm.Despite some reports that Tuivasa-Sheck was struggling with a hamstring injury,...

    Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has dismissed rumours that captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is a doubt for the Anzac Day clash with the Melbourne Storm.Despite some reports that Tuivasa-Sheck was struggling with a hamstring injury, Kearney...
    Gregor Paul: What needs to happen for the Ma'a Nonu fairytale to come true

    Gregor Paul: What needs to happen for the Ma'a Nonu fairytale to come true


    COMMENT It's the allure of the sporting fairytale that may be driving the nation's desire to see Ma'a Nonu included in the All Blacks World Cup squad.It would be a magical story. A ridiculous story even for Nonu, who last...

    COMMENT It's the allure of the sporting fairytale that may be driving the nation's desire to see Ma'a Nonu included in the All Blacks World Cup squad.It would be a magical story. A ridiculous story even for Nonu, who last played...
    Nick Willis refuses to consider 'what-ifs' following Olympic rivals doping ban

    Nick Willis refuses to consider 'what-ifs' following Olympic rivals doping ban


    Nick Willis has refused to consider the "what-ifs" relating to the four-year ban of 2008 Olympic 1500-metre champion Asbel Kiprop. Kiprop was banned for doping offences detected in 2017 when he alleged the officials who...

    Nick Willis has refused to consider the "what-ifs" relating to the four-year ban of 2008 Olympic 1500-metre champion Asbel Kiprop. Kiprop was banned for doping offences detected in 2017 when he alleged the officials who collected...
    Joshua Price: Why Steven Adams must take some blame for the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA playoff woes

    Joshua Price: Why Steven Adams must take some blame for the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA playoff woes


    COMMENT: For the third consecutive year Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder are 3-1 down in a first round NBA playoff series, and barring a minor miracle they will again fail to make it into the second round of the...

    COMMENT: For the third consecutive year Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder are 3-1 down in a first round NBA playoff series, and barring a minor miracle they will again fail to make it into the second round of the extremely...
    Boxing: A bore rather than war as Dereck Chisora stays on track for Joseph Parker fight

    Boxing: A bore rather than war as Dereck Chisora stays on track for Joseph Parker fight


    Dereck Chisora remains on track for a possible fight against Kiwi Joseph Parker after labouring to a unanimous decision victory over Senad Gashi in London at the weekend.Englishman Chisora had hoped for an exciting fight to...

    Dereck Chisora remains on track for a possible fight against Kiwi Joseph Parker after labouring to a unanimous decision victory over Senad Gashi in London at the weekend.Englishman Chisora had hoped for an exciting fight to help...
    Super Rugby: Sunwolves No10 Hayden Parker could be next All Blacks bolter, says John Hart

    Super Rugby: Sunwolves No10 Hayden Parker could be next All Blacks bolter, says John Hart


    The All Blacks will be looking at calling Sunwolves No10 Hayden Parker into the squad, evaluate his World Cup potential.That's the prediction from former World Cup coach John Hart.And at the moment, Parker doesn't qualify...

    The All Blacks will be looking at calling Sunwolves No10 Hayden Parker into the squad, evaluate his World Cup potential.That's the prediction from former World Cup coach John Hart.And at the moment, Parker doesn't qualify for...
    Basketball: Troll attacks ESPN reporter about his stillborn daughter

    Basketball: Troll attacks ESPN reporter about his stillborn daughter


    The NBA community has rallied around ESPN reporter Royce Young after a Twitter troll made a disgraceful comment about his stillborn daughter.This week marked two years since Young, who is based in Oklahoma City and covers the...

    The NBA community has rallied around ESPN reporter Royce Young after a Twitter troll made a disgraceful comment about his stillborn daughter.This week marked two years since Young, who is based in Oklahoma City and covers the Thunder,...
    Rugby: Date set for Code of Conduct hearing as Israel Folau's future to be decided

    Rugby: Date set for Code of Conduct hearing as Israel Folau's future to be decided


    Israel Folau will have his showdown with Rugby Australia on the first weekend of May as the governing body confirmed Saturday May 4 as the date for the Code of Conduct hearing between them and arguably the Wallabies' biggest...

    Israel Folau will have his showdown with Rugby Australia on the first weekend of May as the governing body confirmed Saturday May 4 as the date for the Code of Conduct hearing between them and arguably the Wallabies' biggest star.The...
    Rugby League: Adam Blair admits to poor form as Warriors look to avoid another Melbourne Storm 'ambush'

    Rugby League: Adam Blair admits to poor form as Warriors look to avoid another Melbourne Storm 'ambush'


    Battling Warriors forward Adam Blair has admitted his performances have not been up to scratch this year.The 33-year-old Kiwis captain, who is on a $2 million three-year contract, faces a massive task on Thursday, his own poor...

    Battling Warriors forward Adam Blair has admitted his performances have not been up to scratch this year.The 33-year-old Kiwis captain, who is on a $2 million three-year contract, faces a massive task on Thursday, his own poor form...
    Grant Fox: Loss to Ireland will make All Blacks tougher to beat at 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Grant Fox: Loss to Ireland will make All Blacks tougher to beat at 2019 Rugby World Cup


    Grant Fox believes that the All Blacks' loss to Ireland last year will make them even tougher to beat at this year's Rugby World Cup.The All Blacks selector said a tough end-of-year tour in 2018 had further stiffened their...

    Grant Fox believes that the All Blacks' loss to Ireland last year will make them even tougher to beat at this year's Rugby World Cup.The All Blacks selector said a tough end-of-year tour in 2018 had further stiffened their resolve...
    Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder tipped to trade 'disappointing' NBA star Steven Adams

    Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder tipped to trade 'disappointing' NBA star Steven Adams


    Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams is set to be traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to an acclaimed American sports journalist.As the Thunder face NBA first-round playoffs elimination to the Portland Trail Blazers, Bill...

    Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams is set to be traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to an acclaimed American sports journalist.As the Thunder face NBA first-round playoffs elimination to the Portland Trail Blazers, Bill Simmons...
    Rugby: All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris re-signs with Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby

    Rugby: All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris re-signs with Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby


    All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris has become the latest player to commit to New Zealand, extending his contract until 2021 with New Zealand Rugby and the Chiefs.27-year-old Harris made his Super Rugby and All Blacks debut in...

    All Blacks hooker Nathan Harris has become the latest player to commit to New Zealand, extending his contract until 2021 with New Zealand Rugby and the Chiefs.27-year-old Harris made his Super Rugby and All Blacks debut in 2014,...
    Cricket: Aussie batsman's bizarre run of T20 ducks

    Cricket: Aussie batsman's bizarre run of T20 ducks


    Aussie World Cup discard Ashton Turner has created unwanted cricket history by scoring five consecutive T20 ducks.The 26-year-old, batting at number five for the Rajasthan Royals, nailed the record with three consecutive...

    Aussie World Cup discard Ashton Turner has created unwanted cricket history by scoring five consecutive T20 ducks.The 26-year-old, batting at number five for the Rajasthan Royals, nailed the record with three consecutive golden...
    Rugby: All Black Jack Goodhue announces engagement to partner Sophia Eblett

    Rugby: All Black Jack Goodhue announces engagement to partner Sophia Eblett


    Another All Black is getting hitched.Jack Goodhue announced his engagement to partner Sophia Eblett over the Easter long weekend, posting a photo of the couple on Instagram."Kept the training up over the bye week with a few...

    Another All Black is getting hitched.Jack Goodhue announced his engagement to partner Sophia Eblett over the Easter long weekend, posting a photo of the couple on Instagram."Kept the training up over the bye week with a few lunges,"...
    Dylan Cleaver: Ranking the 2019 Rugby World Cup crises that could strike the All Blacks

    Dylan Cleaver: Ranking the 2019 Rugby World Cup crises that could strike the All Blacks


    ANY GIVEN MONDAY with Dylan Cleaver It's Rugby World Cup year. The tournament is looming. You know what time that is… it's World Cup Crisis Time.Everyone loves a good crisis, especially coaches and leaders. It makes them...

    ANY GIVEN MONDAY with Dylan Cleaver It's Rugby World Cup year. The tournament is looming. You know what time that is… it's World Cup Crisis Time.Everyone loves a good crisis, especially coaches and leaders. It makes them feel...
    Gym boss accused of saying woman should be 'raped' for failing to turn up to class

    Gym boss accused of saying woman should be 'raped' for failing to turn up to class


    A gym boss is under investigation over allegations he said a woman should be "raped" for not turning up to a fitness class.Senior instructor Ross Brain is accused of sending offensive messages to a work WhatsApp group at...

    A gym boss is under investigation over allegations he said a woman should be "raped" for not turning up to a fitness class.Senior instructor Ross Brain is accused of sending offensive messages to a work WhatsApp group at Edinburgh...
    Surfing: Seaweed clump sparks false safety scare at Australia's Rip Curl Pro

    Surfing: Seaweed clump sparks false safety scare at Australia's Rip Curl Pro


    When a dark shadow was spotted beneath the waves at Australia's Bells Beach during the Rip Curl Pro on the weekend, surfers scrambled to the shoreline fearing the worst.Just a year after the Margaret River Pro was also called...

    When a dark shadow was spotted beneath the waves at Australia's Bells Beach during the Rip Curl Pro on the weekend, surfers scrambled to the shoreline fearing the worst.Just a year after the Margaret River Pro was also called off...