1. All Blacks Have Depth to Cover Aaron Cruden Injury at World Cup

    When it was announced yesterday that Aaron Cruden would likely miss the Rugby World Cup , the feeling around New Zealand was one of disappointment, not panic...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 hour ago 2 reads 0 comments

  2. Liverpool Lose FA Cup Semi-Final to Villa After Lack of Intensity and Creativity

    There will be no fairytale ending to Steven Gerrard 's Liverpool career. The potential for an FA Cup Final meeting with Arsenal on his 35th birthday promised to be a storybook ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 23 hours ago 791 reads 0 comments

  3. How Does the Current All Blacks Back 3 Compare to New Zealand's Best Ever?

    Flair and attacking ability out wide have long been features of New Zealand rugby teams. More than anyone else, the All Blacks have combined the elements of skill, physicality and ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 days ago 334 reads 0 comments

  4. Kiwis ANZAC Test Team Has Potential to Be Best Ever

    New Zealand have never had a better pool of players to choose from for an ANZAC Test. While teams of other years have had their share of stars, none can claim to possess the depth of the 2015 edition...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 days ago 211 reads 0 comments

  5. Martin Snedden Pursuing FIFA World Cup for New Zealand

    It may be a long shot, but there is increasing talk of New Zealand launching a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in either 2026 or 2030...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 7 days ago 145 reads 1 comments

  6. Dan Carter Could Struggle to Make All Blacks World Cup Team

    There was a time when leaving Dan Carter out of an All Black team was unthinkable. The master fly-half was, alongside Richie McCaw , an automatic selection in any New Zealand XV, and his absence left a gaping hole that no one could replace...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 8 days ago 397 reads 0 comments

  7. MVP Should Be Elite on Both Ends: Bolstering the Cases for Curry and LeBron

    It has been a long time since the race to be the NBA 's Most Valuable Player has been as tightly contested as this season's...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 8 days ago 613 reads 2 comments

  8. New Zealand Teams Proving to Be the Ones to Beat in Super Rugby This Year

    It is nothing new for New Zealand to have a handful of the top teams in Super Rugby. Even since the conference system came into play in 2011, multiple New Zealand teams have been at ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 9 days ago 52 reads 0 comments

  9. Chiefs Prop Ben Afeaki Retires Due to Concussion Fears

    Chiefs prop and one-time All Black Ben Afeaki has announced his retirement from rugby after suffering multiple concussions in recent years, as was reported by the New Zealand Herald ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 11 days ago 111 reads 0 comments

  10. Sam Tomkins to Return to England After Mixed NRL Stint

    Sam Tomkins has been granted an early release from his three-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors and will return home to England at the conclusion of the 2015 season, according to David Skipwith of the New Zealand Herald ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 12 days ago 128 reads 0 comments

  11. Super Rugby: Crusaders Coming into Form After Slow Start

    The Crusaders are well-known for their slow starts. Every year, they sputter along for the first month of Super Rugby, before igniting and embarking on a run that ends in making the playoffs...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 12 days ago 182 reads 0 comments

  12. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to Sign with New Zealand Warriors

    The New Zealand Warriors are expected to sign Kiwi outside back Roger Tuivasa -Sheck, as was reported by Michael Carayannis of the Sydney Morning Herald ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 13 days ago 79 reads 0 comments

  13. Jarryd Hayne: How 10 Other Rugby League Players Fared in Switching Sports

    How does a rugby league background prepare you for playing a different game? Are the athletic and fitness requirements, alongside the skill set, conducive for playing a sport with ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 15 days ago 785 reads 0 comments

  14. Martin Guptill Should Partner Tom Latham as New Zealand Test Opener

    Martin Guptill has been recalled to the New Zealand Test squad after a string of good performances for the nation's one-day team during the Cricket World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 16 days ago 82 reads 0 comments

  15. Down Under Perspective: Is Jarryd Hayne's NRL Status Being Overhyped in USA?

    Much has been made of Jarryd Hayne's move to the NFL over the past few months. The former Parramatta Eels fullback gave away rugby league at the conclusion of a magical 2014 season to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 16 days ago 930 reads 8 comments

  16. Sam Timmins Making Case to Top Talented New Zealand Recruiting Class

    Sam Timmins has flown under the radar for a long time on the New Zealand basketball scene. Indeed it often takes the rest of the country a while to pick up on talent in the nation's south...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 17 days ago 2,325 reads 0 comments

  17. Brendon McCullum Named New Zealand Cricketer of the Year

    Brendon McCullum won the top prize at the New Zealand Cricket Awards last night. The New Zealand captain beat out a long list of contenders to win the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 19 days ago 344 reads 0 comments

  18. Charles Piutau Move to Ulster Sign of the Times for New Zealand Rugby

    All Blacks outside back Charles Piutau's decision to sign a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster is, while unexpected, a sign of the times for New Zealand rugby. At 23, he remains a great prospect who has his best rugby ahead of him...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 19 days ago 218 reads 0 comments

  19. NZ 'Too Nice': Haddin Comments Show Exactly Why Kiwis Hate Aussies

    New Zealand deserved to be sledged in the Cricket World Cup final, according to Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin , as the Kiwis were "too nice...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 22 days ago 185 reads 0 comments

  20. New Zealand-Australia Needs to Become Regular Fixture on Both Sides of Tasman

    There has been a feeling amongst New Zealand cricket fans that their team has been disrespected by their neighbours across the Tasman. Despite their success in recent years, they have received little credit from Australia...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 22 days ago 27 reads 0 comments

  21. Why a New Zealand-Australia Cricket World Cup Final Means so Much

    The Cricket World Cup Final could not have been scripted any better. Co-hosts New Zealand and Australia seemed destined to meet each other in the final of the 11th Cricket World Cup and now, that destiny is a reality...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 25 days ago 246 reads 0 comments

  22. MCG Too Big for New Zealand, or Just Wishful Thinking from Aussie Legend?

    You get the sense that there is some denial in Matthew Hayden's recent outburst. The former Australian opening batsman wrote in a news.com...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 25 days ago 109 reads 0 comments

  23. Rugby Perspective: Do Pads and Helmets Increase Concussion Risk to NFL Players ?

    The retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland at the age of 24 has already left its mark. Inevitably, the debate over what this means for the future of the NFL and player safety has well and truly kicked off...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 103 reads 6 comments

  24. Super Rugby: Is This Hurricanes Team the Real Deal?

    Is 2015 going to be the year of the Hurricanes? It seems as though we ask that same question every year and while they always hold promise, they never fully deliver. So is this year going to be any different? They are 4-0 to open the season ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 153 reads 0 comments

  25. Positives and Negatives Evident in New Zealand Win over Bangladesh

    There were plenty of lessons to be learnt from New Zealand's three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the sternest test of their World Cup campaign so far...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 month ago 89 reads 0 comments