Opinion

Boxing refuses to die

Daniel Jacobs and Gennady Golovkin  exchange punches during their middleweight world championship fight at Madison ...

OPINION: The party line has long been that boxing is dead. The truth is, boxing is showing plenty of life.

'League gets Anzac Day right'

An Anzac Day ceremony before the start of the NRL game between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles  on April ...

OPINION: League luminaries strike right note on Anzac Day, writes Andrew Webster.

Test spot SBW's to lose

Sonny Bill Williams has shown flashes of his best for the Blues so far in Super Rugby.

OPINION: If he proves his form over the next month, Sonny Bill Williams should get the No 12 jersey against the Lions.

Volunteers make our sports tick

On Friday nights before a game, my mother – who couldn't ever get me to clean my shoes – would find me washing soccer ...

OPINION: Where would we be without the volunteer parent coaches?

Parker needs to vent Fury offshore

Joseph Parker should take the Hughie Fury fiasco as a sign that his future now lies beyond New Zealand.

OPINION: Smelly promotion should be catalyst for WBO champ to take his talent to boxing's global markets.

Football needs video assistance

England striker Wayne Rooney appeals to linesman Mauricio Espinosa of Uruguay after he disallowed a goal by Frank ...

OPINION: Football is being dragged inch by inch into the 21st century, writes Bill Harris.

Warburton 'great choice' for Lions captaincy

Lions captain Sam Warburton is an intelligent young man who will say the right things in New Zealand, writes Mark Reason.

OPINION: Sam Warburton is not the best player to come to these shores but he is one of the finer men, writes Mark Reason.

Kiwis benefit from Foran stint

Kieran Foran last played for the Kiwis during the 2015 Anzac Test.

OPINION: Kieran Foran's growing combination with Warriors stars bodes well for Kiwis.

Tactix in crisis, concede 90 goals

The Tactix are now the laughing stock of New Zealand sport.

OPINION: There's been dismal chapters in Tactix history, but this is rock bottom. It's so dire Netball NZ must step in.

I felt for Deans, I feel for Gats

Warren Gatland is hugely respected in the northern hemisphere but his tactical approach is far from universally loved.

OPINION: The 2013 Lions series knifed Robbie Deans. Warren Gatland needs shoulders wider than a river to handle it in 2017.

Ellis fumes over netball mess

Former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis is unhappy at the proposed overthrow of the Netball Australia board.

OPINION: Move to overthrow Netball Australia board is "breathtakingly short-sighted'', says Liz Ellis.

My Lions all Beast, not Beauty

England's Dylan Hartley and Jamie George  both make Mark Reason's Lions squad as hard men of character.

OPINION: Men of destruction, hard yards and character comprise Mark Reason's Lions squad.

Sharks, is that all you've got?

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen has taken a swipe at commentator Phil Gould's comment that his team won a "soft ...

OPINION: From the stench of vomit, a victory song could be heard - the barb, however, was muffled.

Why I think the Melbourne Rebels should go

Force wing Chance Peni is tackled by Blues pair James Parsons and Jerome Kaino.

OPINION: I am starting to lean towards the Force remaining in Super Rugby, writes Matt Burke.

Super Rugby's history of errors

The Sunwolves need much better alignment with the Japanese Rugby Union to have any chance of succeeding.

OPINION: Super Rugby bosses made mistakes that led us to this point where three teams will be cut. It can't happen again.

Chiefs show NZ the way

Aaron Cruden leads the Chiefs during their game against the Stormers last weekend.

OPINION: Dave Rennie's men can show New Zealand how a rainbow nation could look, writes Mark Reason.

Dr Tom Mulholland: concussion problems must be taken seriously

Illawarra Dragons player Josh Dugan receives attention from the trainer after being laid out in an NRL match by what his ...

Rugby is showing the way with concussion management. League needs to follow.

Question SBW's logic

Sonny Bill Williams wearing a new training jersey with no sponsorship on his collar attends an Auckland Blues Super ...

OPINION: Sonny Bill Williams is far from the first rugby player to take a stand on religious or ethical grounds.

Sonny Bill Williams and jerseygate

Sonny Bill Williams when he played for the Chiefs and BNZ was the main jersey sponsor. He says he is slowly learning ...

OPINION: SBW's a star and good guy but rugby bosses have indulged his every whim.

Cricket, PNG style

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor joins former NZ cricketer Dipak Patel in coaching Papua New Guinea.

OPINION: Black Caps star Ross Taylor writes about his contribution to cricket in Papua New Guinea.

Super Rugby's hot topics

Sonny Bill Williams is all smiles now he has the training jersey he wants at the Blues.

Did they get it right with SBW, and can the Canes rain on his first start parade? Marc Hinton answers the burning questions.

ABs should say no to logo

Is Sonny Bill Williams prepared to extend his ban on bank sponsors' logos to the international insurance company's logo ...

OPINION: If SBW can lodge a 'conscientious objection' over BNZ, then every All Black should say no to AIG.

Warriors partnership could see messy end

Kieran Foran and Shaun Johnson have struck up a promising partnership - but for how long with the NZ Warriors?

OPINION: The arrival of Kieran Foran has provided some answers for the Warriors - but leaves plenty of questions too.

Jersey talk gets NZ hot under the collar

Ngani Laumape might have his hands full with Sonny Bill Williams when the Hurricanes take on the Blues.

OPINION: Big week for Matt Proctor and Ngani Laumape against Sonny Bill Williams.

'Conchie' call belittles war horror video

Sonny Bill Williams has always stood out as his own man.

OPINION: SBW can't be faulted for his principles, nor the way he chooses to lead his life.

Hayne plane has gone off radar

An injured Jarryd Hayne isn't attracting any attention from NRL clubs - even those seeking a star fullback.

The once sought-after star now seemingly has few NRL suitors.

Lions' task getting steeper

All Blacks captain Tana Umaga attacks with Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock at Westpac Stadium in 2005.

OPINION: History and the quality of NZ Super Rugby sides puts Lions' task into perspective, writes Paul Cully.

Editorial: Room for a little diversity

Sonny Bill Williams earned instant criticism for taping over a bank's brand on his Blues jersey.

OPINION: There's no cause for condemning Sonny Bill Williams.

What an almighty Super Rugby mess

Bill Pulver, CEO of Australian Rugby Union, right, and union chairman Cameron Clyne speak at a press conference on Monday.

OPINION: ARU management of Super Rugby team axing has gone from bad to worse.

ABs watch: Barrett, Duffie shine

Beauden Barrett got sent off but was also brilliant with ball in hand for the Hurricanes against the Waratahs.

Beauden Barrett, Charlie Faumuina, Matt Duffie among others turn it on in the latest Super Rugby round.

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