Cricket: Tom Latham gives Black Caps a chance in second test against Sri Lanka
The second test showdown between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka has been an intriguing fight — a battle where the advantage has changed hands on several occasions, and which promises to have several more twists remaining.It is also...

Source: - Sport | 24 Aug 2019 | 7:06 am

Kayaking: Lisa Carrington wins gold - again at world championships
The Ohope express has done it again.Lisa Carrington's remarkable streak at the top of her sport had another successful chapter on Saturday night, as she took out the K1 200m final at the world championships in Szeged, Hungary.It...

Source: - Sport | 24 Aug 2019 | 5:56 am

Rugby league: New Zealand Warriors fall to Cronulla Sharks in another NRL hammering
The Warriors season is sinking without a trace.For the third time in four weeks they have been hammered, going down 42-16 to the Sharks in Sydney.The result ends any maths-based optimism that they could sneak into the top eight,...

Source: - Sport | 24 Aug 2019 | 2:32 am

Rugby: Liam Squire and the All Blacks' big World Cup mystery
COMMENT: Will he or won't he? It's the question on the minds of All Blacks fans and pundits alike ahead of Wednesday's Rugby World Cup squad announcement.If we're using recent form as a barometer, you can expect to hear Liam Squire's...

Source: - Sport | 24 Aug 2019 | 2:00 am

Live cricket updates: Australia v England, third test day three - The Ashes
All the Ashes cricket action between Australia and England.

Source: - Sport | 24 Aug 2019 | 12:11 am

New Zealand Darts Masters: Michael van Gerwen turns it on in the Tron
Michael van Gerwen successfully defended his New Zealand Darts Masters title, crushing fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 8-1 in the final at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena tonight.The match was a repeat of last year's decider,...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 10:27 pm

All Blacks: Why Steve Hansen is heading to the 2019 Rugby World Cup at the peak of his coaching powers
On Wednesday, Steve Hansen will name his 31-player squad to contest the World Cup in Japan. It will be a talented group who will be favourites to win the tournament for the third time in a row and if they are successful a big reason...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 9:31 pm

Live cricket updates: Black Caps v Sri Lanka, second test day three - ICC World Test Championship
All the action from the second test between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka.

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:53 pm

Rugby: Michael Cheika promises an 'unpredictable' style at 2019 Rugby World Cup
Utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper is expected to participate in his fourth Rugby World Cup after being named in Australia coach Michael Cheika's 31-man squad yesterday for the tournament in Japan beginning next month.Ashley-Cooper...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:51 pm

1st XV rugby: Auckland 1A final - King's College beat St Kentigern College
King's College have held off a late charge from St Kentigern College to claim a 29-22 win in a barn burner in the Auckland 1A final at Eden Park.King's looked unstoppable in the first half, flying out to a 29-5 lead at halftime...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:45 pm

Cricket: Talking points from day two of the Third Ashes Test in Leeds
England had one of its worst ever performances as it was bowled out for 67 on day two of the third Ashes Test in Leeds.Australia went to stumps with a 283-run lead and can wrap up the Ashes with a win at Headingley.Here are all...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:42 pm

First XV Rugby: Nelson College captain's touching sportsmanship after South Island final win over Christchurch Boys' High School
The spirit of schoolboy rugby was captured in one heartwarming photo in today's 1st XV South Island final.Nelson College beat Christchurch Boys' College 35-31 to claim their first UC Championship title in 12 years.The loss left...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:36 pm

Police, Auckland Rugby investigated alleged injury of referee at high school game
Police and Auckland Rugby are investigating an incident during a high school rugby match where a referee was reportedly injured.The incident took place on the grounds of Tangaroa College - the South Auckland school played Auckland...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 8:31 pm

Rugby: All Blacks flanker Vaea Fifita in doubt for 2019 Rugby World Cup after injury
Vaea Fifita's dream of making the All Blacks' 2019 Rugby World Cup squad is in jeopardy after being a late scratch from Wellington's Mitre 10 Cup game with a knee injury last night.Wellington scored their first win of the Mitre...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:11 pm

Ranui Swanson football team banned again after abusing ref
An amateur Auckland football team temporarily banned from the league for abusing a referee is in hot water again.Ranui Swanson FC has been fined and deducted competition points by the Northern Football Federation over behaviour...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:11 pm

Paralympian Liam Malone reveals he's smoked weed with Olympians
Paralympic blade runner Liam Malone has revealed he smoked weed with Olympians.The 25-year-old from Nelson quit competing last year, having won 200m and 400m gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016.He has made his stand-up debut...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:10 pm

Basketball: New Zealand Breakers guard Jarrad Weeks ready to rise up to Steven Adams in NBA preseason challenge
Jarrad Weeks might not be the biggest guy on the basketball court, but given the chance he'll rise to the rim with the best of them. It's a warning the six-foot NZ Breakers guard has sent out to Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams ahead...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:09 pm

As it happened: New Zealand Warriors v Cronulla Sharks
Follow live updates as the Warriors take on the Sharks in the NRL. ‌ The Warriors have some notable names returning from injury for their clash with the Sharks on Saturday night (5:00pm NZT).Although their season is...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:08 pm

Cricket: 'Should be ashamed' - England crumble after day two of third Ashes Test
England was on top of the world after running through the Australian batting line-up on day one of the third Ashes Test, but nobody could have predicted just how dramatic the change in fortunes would be less than 24 hours later.The...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:05 pm

Rugby league: Shaun Johnson and Kayla Cullen tell of how they met and open up on life in Australia
NRL star Shaun Johnson and fiancé Kayla Cullen have opened up on their relationship and furthering their sporting careers together across the ditch.In the interview released by, the couple reflected on how they first met...

Source: - Sport | 23 Aug 2019 | 3:08 pm