Tall Ferns players finish WNBL season and look forward to internationals
In front of a crowd of just under 5,000 the Australian Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) Grand Final Series concluded on Saturday night with Canberra Capitals clinching the best-of-three series 2-1 with a 93-73 victory in Canberra...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 5:10 pm

Rugby: Scott Robertson's commitment to Crusaders paves way for Foster to coach ABs
Scott Robertson's re-commitment to the Crusaders for two more years after this one has probably made another thing a little clearer: Ian Foster must now be the hot favourite to take over as the new All Blacks coach.Robertson always...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 5:03 pm

Rugby: Julian Savea's wife, Fatima, hits back at fans on social media over former All Blacks omission from Toulon
Julian Savea's wife, Fatima, has hit back at Toulon fans on social media following the former All Black's shock sacking by the French club.Savea has been told he is "not welcome" at Toulon anymore following his latest effort in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 4:50 pm

Warriors approach over Eels player could have breached anti-tampering rules - report
The Warriors are under investigation after throwing a record deal worth nearly $3m at the Northland teenager they hope will replace Shaun Johnson.The Auckland's club's efforts to lure Northlander Dylan Brown away from Parramatta...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:33 pm

Super Rugby's best and worst - Round one
The best and worst from the opening round of Super Rugby. BACK OF THE WEEK Braydon Ennor - Crusaders Ennor, only 21, is normally an outside back but he played centre against the Blues and on this effort, he could push Jack Goodhue...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:33 pm

Rugby: Toulon boss hits out at Julian Savea - 'I'm going to ask for a DNA test'
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has been told he's "not welcome" at French club Toulon, despite having a year left on his contract.According to French publication RMC Sport, Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal made some explosive...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:32 pm

Rugby: Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson re-signs until 2021
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has confirmed his plans to remain in New Zealand, announcing he has re-committed to the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Robertson is now in his third season as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:32 pm

Motorsport: Formula One optical illusion confuses fans over Ferrari's orange paint job
Ferrari unveiled its stunning new 2019 car but F1 fans were stunned by the colour with the traditional red looking somewhat orange.The SF90 was launched with the hope to take Sebastian Vettel and new teammate Charles Leclerc to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:30 pm

Super Rugby: Tough break - Crusaders face up to 'brutal' start to season
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson might have thought the Super Rugby powers that be were out to even up the competition this year after he caught a glimpse of the fixture list.Of the first nine games, the Crusaders play New Zealand...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:29 pm

Monday Blues: Blues are back, baby, and I'm hopeful
We are the hopeful. We came in the sunshine, maybe 20,000 of us, milling, queueing, grabbing our $14 "fish baskets" and roaring our delight as they read out Ma'a Nonu's name. Roaring again for Akira Ioane, leading the team onto the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:19 pm

Rugby: Dan Carter heading back to French club Racing 92
All Blacks great Dan Carter is returning to France's Top 14.Carter, who was named MVP of the Japanese Championship in December after leading the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to a title, will re-join Racing 92 in March.The club announced...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:17 pm

Cricket: Black Caps bowler Trent Boult fined for swearing in win over Bangladesh
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for swearing during the second ODI against Bangladesh.The ICC announced last night that Boult was found to have violated Article 2.3 which deals with...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:15 pm

Hockey: Merry at the double as Black Sticks prevail
Black Sticks 2China 0 Staunch defence saw the New Zealand women's hockey team get their Pro League campaign back on track with a 2-0 victory over China in Christchurch yesterday.Black Sticks goalkeeper Grace O'Hanlon was superb,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:10 pm

Ryan Fox wins maiden European Tour title in Perth
New Zealands Ryan Fox has won his maiden European Tour event in dominant fashion by beating Spains Adrian Otaegui 3&2 in the championship final of the World Super 6 Perth this evening.After 79 starts on tour, Fox earns a year...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 5:24 am

Golf: Ryan Fox claims European Tour title with success at World Super 6 in Perth
Ryan Fox has snapped a 10-year drought for New Zealand male golfers on the European Tour, claiming the World Super 6 title in Perth tonight.Fox dominated the event, which featured three strokeplay rounds before finishing with a...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 4:34 am

Cricket: Central smash Northern to claim Super Smash title
It wasn't either super or smashing, in terms of the batting on display, but the Central Stags will take it after claiming the Super Smash Twenty20 title today to avoid a runners-up placing for a third straight year.In a match containing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 17 Feb 2019 | 2:16 am

Super Rugby: True grit - the most obvious difference at new-look Blues
It would have been obvious to most watching two good teams swapping the lead at what became a raucous Eden Park last night that there is something different about the Blues this year and it was perhaps Crusaders coach Scott Robertson...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 16 Feb 2019 | 8:57 pm

Chris Rattue: Blow the whistle - reputation allowed Crusaders to get away with murder
It was like the great days of Sean Fitzpatrick, except the boot was on the other foot.The Crusaders won all the big calls from the refs at Eden Park, including a truly bizarre final lineout non-decision.Yes, the cynical Crusaders...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:44 pm

Cricket: 'Unbelievable' choke in 'unlosable game' as Stars throw away Big Bash final
The Melbourne Stars have reaffirmed their status as the Big Bash League's biggest chokers snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory to hand the Melbourne Renegades its first Big Bash championship.The Stars made the finals in all...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:24 pm

Phil Gifford: Nine things you need to know about the opening Super Rugby weekend
Phil Gifford's nine takeaways from the first round of Super Rugby Possibly not fake news "We've said the Blues look better so often over the years," said a fellow journalist at Eden Park after the Blues pushed the Crusaders desperately...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:05 pm