Rugby: Grant Fox reveals the risk All Blacks are willing to take at 2019 Rugby World Cup
Grant Fox has revealed that the All Blacks will consider not picking a third first-five eighth in their Rugby World Cup squad.All Blacks selector Fox, a test great who was part of the 1987 World Cup triumph, said the selectors already...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 11:33 pm

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 feel...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 9:56 pm

Super Rugby: New poll suggests majority of Kiwis want Crusaders name to remain unchanged
A new poll has revealed that 76% of New Zealanders are against the Crusaders changing their name.Following the March 15 mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 50 dead, the Crusaders announced that the franchise's name...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 6:58 pm

Basketball: Southern Huskies' horror travel schedule plagues New Zealand NBL debut
The Southern Huskies had far from a dream debut in the New Zealand National Basketball League this weekend.The Huskies, the first Australian team to play in the NBL, clocked a mind-boggling 135 hours of travel, including a missed...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 5:58 pm

Rugby: All Blacks brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett show off kicking skills in Fiji
All Black brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett showed off some impressive trick shots on social media while in Fiji.Enjoying a week-off escape on the island, Beauden shared a video to his Instagram doing some kicking target practice...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 5:33 pm

Rugby: Why Lions head coach Swys de Bruin quit NZ tour before victory against Chiefs
Lions head coach Swys de Bruin skipped the South African team's impressive Super Rugby victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton, to return home due to a "serious medical condition".South African newspaper Rapport reported de Bruin...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 4:08 pm

NBA: Kiwi Sean Marks suspended, fined for entering referee's locker room
Nets general manager, Kiwi Sean Marks, has been suspended for one game without pay and fined NZ$37,000 by the NBA on Monday for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 3:58 pm

Swimming: Kiwi sensation Erika Fairweather smashes Olympian's 43-year-old national record
New Zealand's oldest swimming record is no more.Erika Fairweather from Dunedin smashed the 400m freestyle mark for 15 year olds set by the great Rebecca Perrott in winning the age group title in Wellington on Saturday.Fairweather,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 3:48 pm

Formula One: Former manager reveals Michael Schumacher's 'secret plan' before tragedy
The former manager of Michael Schumacher has revealed that the seven-times Formula One champion had "secretly planned" to manage his son, Mick, until fate dealt him a cruel hand.Schumacher retired from Formula One at the end of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 3:24 pm

Super Rugby: Best and worst from the weekend
The best and worst from the latest round of Super Rugby. Back of the week: Matt Faddes (Highlanders) Faddes streaked away for a try after intercepting a Sam Nock pass when a week earlier against the Crusaders, he was easily run...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 3:00 pm

Super Rugby: 'Familiar feeling of failure' - Why can't Blues win away from home?
The Blues have a week off to mull over their disappointment of consecutive Super Rugby away losses against New Zealand teams, an unsuccessful streak which now stands at 23 matches.And while they cling on to eighth place overall...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 2:11 pm

Return of the striker - banned NRL player Ben Barba turns up in football team
Banned NRL league player Ben Barba has been welcomed with open arms by a football club.Barba, a brilliant fullback who played for the Bulldogs, Broncos and Sharks, has played two games as a striker for the Mackay Rangers in Queensland.Coach...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 2:09 pm

League: The Warriors' dire need to address NRL composure and execution headaches
Addressing the Warriors' loss to the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night, coach Stephen Kearney honed in on two areas his team failed; composure and execution.The stats indicated the Warriors were the better side but that...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 2:07 pm

'I'm just bloody grateful I woke up today': Sir Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher, in hospital after heart surgery
Sir Peter Leitch, aka the Mad Butcher, is recovering in hospital after heart surgery last week.Over the weekend, Leitch said on his Facebook page that he was recovering in hospital after "battling" for his life."I'm not gonna...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 9:30 am

A-League Football: Roy Krishna hat-trick gives Wellington Phoenix victory over Melbourne City
Wellington Phoenix 3Melbourne City 2 If that was the Wellington Phoenix's last home game of the season then it was a pretty special way to end it for their home fans.Roy Krishna completed his hat-trick in the 94th minute as the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 21 Apr 2019 | 4:52 am

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 peak,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 20 Apr 2019 | 11:14 pm

Super Rugby winners and losers: Hurricanes best of the rest as Waratahs shake off Folau fallout
The surprises keep coming in Super Rugby, although the suspicion remains that 14 teams are still playing for the right to make the hardest trip in rugby – a grand final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.Scott Robertson's side...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 20 Apr 2019 | 11:05 pm

Black Ferns Sevens crash out in quarter-finals at Kitakyushu Sevens
The Black Ferns Sevens' run of six consecutive tournament victories came to a sudden halt following a shock quarter-final defeat at the Kitakyushu Sevens this afternoon.The World Cup champions went into the Japanese event missing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 20 Apr 2019 | 11:00 pm

Football: Everton humiliate Man United as Liverpool regain top spot in Premier League
Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savour a Manchester United humiliation.Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 20 Apr 2019 | 11:00 pm

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 line...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 20 Apr 2019 | 10:59 pm