1. New Zealand Given Scare in Narrow Four Nations Win over Samoa

    It took a late try for New Zealand to survive a scare from Samoa in their rugby league Four Nations second-round match in Whangarei...

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  2. Dr. J, Adams, Jackson, Backing New Zealand's 'The Boroughs' Streetball Project

    An initiative to bring basketball to the streets of New Zealand has been revealed, via the Twitter of popular Kiwi hoops star, Steven Adams...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 438 reads 1 comments

  3. If NFL Players Played for USA Rugby, Would All Blacks Still Be King?

    The All Blacks have touched down in Chicago ahead of their game against the USA rugby team at Soldier Field this weekend...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 1,745 reads 22 comments

  4. Taranaki Withstand Comeback to Beat Tasman in ITM Cup Premiership Final

    Taranaki had to withstand a ferocious comeback from Tasman en-route to being crowned champions of New Zealand provincial rugby for the first time...

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  5. Manawatu Win ITM Cup Championship, Promoted to Premiership

    It took a last-minute try to seal the deal as Manawatu won their first major provincial rugby trophy since 1980, winning the ITM Cup Championship division with a 32-24 win over Hawke's Bay ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 4 months ago 317 reads 2 comments

  6. NRL Superstar Jarryd Hayne to Play in NFL

    Jarryd Hayne stunned the rugby league world on Wednesday, announcing that he is leaving the sport immediately to play in the NFL , as per the New Zealand Herald ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 5 months ago 869 reads 2 comments

  7. South Sydney Rabbitohs Fans Deserve Credit for NRL Grand Final Win

    The South Sydney Rabbitohs really do have some of the best fans around. Everyone loves to take some of the credit when a favourite sporting team wins. Seldom have they actually done anything other than support the team...

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  8. Jonah Lomu or Julian Savea, Which All Black Wing Is Better?

    As an up-and-comer in New Zealand rugby, Julian Savea had been billed as the second-coming of Jonah Lomu . Like Lomu , Savea is a big, fast, strong running winger, who caught the public's imagination at a young age...

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  9. Has Dan Carter Played the Final Game of an Illustrious All Black Career?

    It is beginning to look increasingly unlikely Dan Carter will ever make it back to the top of his game...

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  10. Conrad Smith Says 2007 All Blacks a Better Team Than 2011, Is He Right?

    New Zealand centre Conrad Smith has been a member of two World Cup squads: the 2011 champions and the ill-fated 2007 quarter-finalists. Despite the results of each, he recently claimed  that the 2007 team was the better squad of the two...

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  11. New Zealand Advance After Dramatic Finish at FIBA Basketball World Cup

    They made hard work of it, but New Zealand have hung on by the skin of their teeth, beating Finland on Thursday to advance in the FIBA Basketball World Cup ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 204 reads 0 comments

  12. New Zealand Beat Ukraine to Remain Alive at FIBA Basketball World Cup

    It was do-or-die for New Zealand as they took on Ukraine in their fourth match at the FIBA Basketball World Cup . They did enough to remain alive, though, finishing with a 73-61 win...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 176 reads 0 comments

  13. New Zealanders to Look out for Against Team USA

    New Zealand have had a less-than-ideal start to their 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup campaign. The inability to close out their opening game against Turkey cost them after an otherwise ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 396 reads 0 comments

  14. New Zealand Undone by Dominican Republic on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup

    It was a frustrating day to be a New Zealand basketball fan on Saturday. After getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch their team blow a 12-point fourth-quarter lead ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 879 reads 3 comments

  15. New Zealand Let FIBA World Cup Opener Against Turkey Slip Away

    New Zealand were denied down the stretch, losing their opening FIBA World Cup game against Turkey 76-73. The Tall Blacks watched a 12-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate as a series of key plays caused a momentum shift that the Kiwis could not stop..

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 450 reads 2 comments

  16. Sonny Bill Williams' Exemption Shows Hypocrisy of NZRU

    Sonny Bill Williams has not even returned to New Zealand rugby yet, but the predictable controversy has begun earlier than expected...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 854 reads 2 comments

  17. New Zealand Name Undersized Squad for FIBA World Cup

    New Zealand have cut their 14-man squad to 12 ahead of the FIBA World Cup, due to start at the end of the month...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 1,506 reads 2 comments

  18. Richie McCaw Still World Rugby's Best Openside Flanker

    Richie McCaw has been under more scrutiny this year than at any other time in his career. The All Black captain has been one of the most talked about players after the weekend's ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 6 months ago 1,938 reads 1 comments

  19. All Blacks Name Strong Team to Play Wallabies in Bledisloe Opener

    The All Blacks have named a strong and largely predictable team to take on the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener in Sydney this weekend...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 7 months ago 707 reads 0 comments

  20. Who Should Be the All Blacks Starting Back 3 for Rugby Championship?

    There is currently a logjam in the All Blacks back three. They boast five quality options in Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Charles Piutau and Julian Savea. All would walk into any other international team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 7 months ago 564 reads 0 comments

  21. Richie McCaw Should Not Be Blamed for Final Crusaders Penalty

    The defining moment from the 2014 Super Rugby final came when Richie McCaw was penalised in the dying stages. It was this penalty that enabled the Waratahs to sneak in front of the Crusaders and claim a one-point win (33-32) after an epic match...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 7 months ago 3,166 reads 1 comments

  22. The Most Memorable Finals in Super Rugby History

    Super Rugby has produced its fair share of highlights in its short history. Since 1996 it has acted as the premier southern hemisphere rugby competition outside of internationals. This weekend will mark the conclusion of its 19th season...

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  23. Ma'a Nonu and Hurricanes Will Both Benefit from Inside Centre's Return

    It has been a tough few years for Ma'a Nonu . While his All Blacks form has never really dipped, he has copped all sorts of criticism for his below-par performances at Super Rugby level...

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  24. Newcastle United Beat Sydney FC with 1st-Half Brilliance in Dunedin

    The damage was done early as Newcastle United beat Sydney FC 4-0 in their pre -season game in Dunedin, New Zealand...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 7 months ago 780 reads 0 comments

  25. Kevin Skinner Should Be Remembered as One of All Blacks' Very Best

    Legendary All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner passed away aged 86, as was reported  by the Otago Daily Times on Monday...

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