1. Steven Adams: What Being Drafted Does for New Zealand Basketball

    When Steven Adams' name was read out as the No. 12 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft , there was a lot more done for basketball in New Zealand than simply having a player drafted...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 1 year ago 2,902 reads 11 comments

  2. Rugby: All Blacks Destroy France in Suffocating Performance

    In perhaps their most complete performance since Rugby World Cup 2011, the All Blacks have dispatched France 30-0 to clinch their three-match series a week early...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 652 reads 8 comments

  3. Junior Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Hold off Ireland to Advance to Semifinals

    New Zealand had to withstand a late flurry from a desperate Ireland team to walk away with a 31-26 win and clinch a spot in the semifinals of the Junior Rugby World Cup...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 714 reads 7 comments

  4. All Blacks Rugby: Why Ben Smith Should Start at Fullback over Israel Dagg

    It has been perhaps the most debated position of the 2013 All Blacks thus far. Who should start at fullback? The brilliant but hopelessly out-of-form Israel Dagg ? Or the electric ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 918 reads 6 comments

  5. Junior Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Escapes With Close Win Over Australia

    New Zealand have escaped with a 14-10 win against a spirited Australian side in their second pool match of the 2013 IRB Junior World Cup...

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  6. New Zealand Rugby: All Blacks Beat France in Messy Game

    It was messy, it was brutal and at times it was awful. But a win is a win as they say, and that will be what the New Zealand All Blacks take from their 23-13 defeat of France on Saturday to go one up in their three-match series...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 411 reads 8 comments

  7. All Blacks Rugby: Ranking the Candidates to Replace Richie McCaw

    For the past decade, Richie McCaw has been the kingpin of the All Blacks, the jewel in the crown of the world's best team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,814 reads 6 comments

  8. Rugby: Otago Boys High School Too Strong for New South Wales Schools

    Australia may have had the upper hand on New Zealand teams in the Super 15 so far this year, but as far as schoolboy rugby goes, New Zealand still rules the roost...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 366 reads 0 comments

  9. Cricket: New Zealand Thwarted in Third Test Draw by Brave English Effort

    When its not going your way, sometimes it just is not going your way. New Zealand must have had something of that feeling as they came within a whisker of an historic tests series win over England...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 384 reads 13 comments

  10. Super Rugby: Highlanders Call in Old Reinforcements to Cover Injury Crisis

    You could be forgiven for thinking you had gone back in time. That is the feeling many Highlanders fans got when they heard that Neil Brew was the latest player called into the ...

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  11. Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learnt from the New Zealand Conference

    It is still in the early days of the 2013 edition of Super 15, with each team still finding its feet at the start of what will be another long, hard season...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,385 reads 8 comments

  12. Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learned About the Highlanders

    After a great offseason which saw the Highlanders execute several big signings, there were high expectations for the Highlanders in their first game against the Chiefs Friday night...

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  13. Super 15 Preview: How the New Zealand Teams Will Fare

    It's that time of year again. We have successfully made it through our three months without rugby in the southern hemisphere, and it is time for another exciting season of Super Rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 742 reads 0 comments

  14. Super Rugby: 5 Things We Don't Want to See in 2013

    With the 2013 Super 15 season fast approaching, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited at the prospect of another year of top-class rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 123 reads 9 comments

  15. All Blacks Rugby: Who Is the Best Option to Replace Cory Jane?

    It's rare that you would look at the All Blacks and say that they are light in wingers. Throughout history, they have produced many of the best flyers the world has seen, with the men donning the No...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,583 reads 9 comments

  16. Rugby 6-Nations: 5 Things We Learnt from Round 1

    There is something changing in Northern Hemisphere rugby. The way the game is being played is changing, the powers of the game may be changing and the quality of the rugby is also changing for the better...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 695 reads 5 comments

  17. Rugby 6-Nations Preview: Predicting the Final Order

    It's the oldest international rugby competition in the world, and still remains the cream of European international rugby...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 1,385 reads 30 comments

  18. Zac Guildford: Crusaders Winger's Career Hangs in Balance After Another Incident

    New Zealand and Crusaders rugby winger Zac Guildford has been involved in yet another drunken incident and has stepped down from the Crusaders, as was reported by the New Zealand Herald ...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 125 reads 3 comments

  19. Beers, Music and Rugby Sevens: Has the Wellington Party Gone Too Far?

    A festival of rugby or a drunken party of madness? Every year thousands upon thousands of New Zealanders flock to the nation's capital to get their annual dosage of the abbreviated form of their national game...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 751 reads 0 comments

  20. Cricket: Otago Volts Beat Wellington Firebirds to Win HRV Cup

    It wasn't pretty, nor was it always effective, but the Otago Volts have done enough to get home against the Wellington Firebirds in the HRV Cup Final, claiming the title of New Zealand's best Twenty20 team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 388 reads 1 comments

  21. Rugby: 25 Greatest International Tries of All Time

    What makes a great try? An individual effort? Great team work? A match winner in the last minute? The answer is all of them can lead to great tries...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 4,844 reads 2 comments

  22. Rugby: 13 Great Players to Wear No. 13 to Welcome 2013

    A new year is upon us. A year that is undoubtedly set to bring plenty of moments to add to the collective memory that forms that thing that we cherish so dearly: sports history. And not just sports history, but history in general...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 3,970 reads 17 comments

  23. Cricket: Tendulkar, Ponting and the Greatest One-Day International Team

    One-day cricket revolutionised the game. All of a sudden, a game that had been played over multiple days with unlimited overs was compressed to fit within the confines of one day and 60 overs per team...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 5,909 reads 110 comments

  24. 5 Things to Work on for World Rugby from 2012

    It seems like we are always changing things in rugby. Every year brings new variations of the way the game is played and run as the search for a perfect outcome continues...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about over 1 year ago 647 reads 5 comments

  25. The Best of the Best of Rugby in 2012

    A Post-World Cup year is always a time of change in rugby. After the glitz and glamour of its most celebrated tournament, the world becomes grounded as the sport sets off once again on its next four-year cycle...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about almost 2 years ago 2,536 reads 6 comments