All Black Ardie Savea again in trouble with New Zealand Rugby for no mouthguard video

Ardie Savea was spotted without a mouthguard during last Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup test in Auckland.

Star loose forward might be on paternity leave but will also be the one parented, with his bosses having to address his repeated mouthguard infringements.

How George Bower went from All Blacks' tackling bag to actual All Black video

Crusaders and Otago prop George Bower’s rise into the All Blacks has not been a typical one.

George Bower is an All Black for real this time, unlike a couple of years ago when he was paid $150 to act like one.

'Wanted for attempted murder': Jack Whetton's hilarious shot at team-mates video

Jack Whetton has escaped the nasty looking incident without any injuries.

Rugby fans collectively let out a sigh of relief when the Auckland lock gave the thumbs-up but his team-mates are not off the hook just yet.

Bryn Gatland fired up for battle of Bridge showdown, eyes Super move

Bryn Gatland believes North Harbour can upset Auckland and charge into Mitre 10 Cup semifinal contention.

North Harbour's playmaker hopes to inspire another crosstown rugby upset on Friday night.

'Over and out': Silver Ferns great Laura Langman calls time on netball career video

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning earlier this year.

One of the greatest ever Silver Ferns retired from international netball in August, now she is done for good.

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'He's not right': Peter FitzSimons hits back at Kiwi journalist's Wallabies jibe video

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles winds up Wallabies lock Lukhan Salakaia-Loto by patting him on the back during the test in ...

'Doesn't that qualify for a hard man?' Ex-Australian lock hits back at Kiwi journo.

Allegations against Sam Burgess not leaked to a newspaper by police, court told

Sam Burgess retired from the NRL at the end of the 2019 season.

Lawyers for Sam Burgess have made a formal request of Phoebe Burgess' legal team to reveal how the allegations made it into the public domain.

Conway pushes Black Caps case video

Devon Conway of Wellington bats during the Plunket Shield match against Canterbury at the Basin Reserve.

The Wellington batsman prospered in tough conditions while Ben Horne blazed a big ton for Auckland in Plunket Shield action.

Mixed-gender format a boon for women's golf

Darae Chung finished in a tie for ninth at the Carrus Open.

New Zealand’s top women's amateurs are relishing the opportunity to mix it with the men on the professional tour.

The photo Australian rugby fans thought they would never see video

Mario Ledesma, left, and Michael Cheika run their eye over Argentina training in Sydney on Tuesday.

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been pictured putting the Pumas through their paces in Sydney ahead of the Tri Nations.

Hansen puts the brakes on her career

Natasha Hansen is stepping down from Cycling NZ's high-performance programme.

A string of injuries and health woes have led to the Kiwi sprint star hop off the bike ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Washington Football Team's placeholder name could remain into next season

All of the old branding has been removed from the Washington football team’s uniform for this season.

Having dropped the Redskins tag, the Washington NFL team haven't decided on a new name.

Bennett's team make perfect start to La Vuelta video

Jumbo-Visma leader Primoz Roglic celebrates after winning the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana.

Primoz Roglic powers to opening stage win with help from his Kiwi sidekick.

Kiwi scholarship student adjusts to US College and Covid-19

Dejaan Schuler from Te Aroha received a three-year scholarship to play basketball in the states.

Te Aroha's Dejaan Schuler moved to the United States in September after receiving a basketball scholarship, but it's Covid-19 that keeps her talking.

'We know the expectations': NRL grand final referee ready for pressure

NRL grand final referee Gerard Sutton is targeting “perfection” when he takes charge of Sunday’s decider in Sydney.

Having witnessed Ben Cummins flee Australia to escape the abuse that followed the 2019 decider, Gerard Sutton is well aware of the 'human toll' of officiating league's biggest match.

opinion

Mark Reason: It's a kind of magic, these All Blacks backs might even make the Sydney Harbour Bridge disappear video

Caleb Clarke proved an extraordinary linebreaker.

OPINION: Every starting back could point to huge pluses on his side of the ledger, as Ian Foster's dream game plan turned into reality.

Is AB Dane Coles the modern-day Fitzy? video

OPINION: Few players could get under opponents' skin like ex-All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick. Has Dane Coles learned from the master?

All Blacks captain Sam Cane finds new gear with rebooted running game video

All Blacks turn heat back on ex-Wallaby Campese video

Rugby

All Blacks coach on what got Du'Plessis Kirifi the nod over Lachlan Boshier video

Du'Plessis Kirifi impressed with the Hurricanes and Wellington this year.

Fans of the Chiefs and Taranaki flanker left baffled as Wellington skipper storms into squad.

The photo Australian rugby fans thought they would never see video

Mario Ledesma, left, and Michael Cheika run their eye over Argentina training in Sydney on Tuesday.

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been pictured putting the Pumas through their paces in Sydney ahead of the Tri Nations.

'It could've been a lot worse': Auckland lock recounts horror lineout fall play stuff

Auckland's Jack Whetton lies injured during the Mitre 10 Cup game against Tasman at Eden Park last weekend.

Jack Whetton joked that his lifters are "wanted for attempted murder" after his horror Eden Park fall.

Richie McCaw set to lose sole rights to world record

Richie McCaw retired in 2015 with 148 test caps to his name.

All Blacks legend has held the record for most tests caps for five years, but after this weekend he'll share it with Wales' Alun Wyn Jones.

Cricket

Back to the Future in the Plunket Shield video

Ollie Pringle of Auckland fields during day one of the Plunket Shield match against Otago at Eden Park Outer Oval.

A glimpse at the scorebook during the start of the first-class cricket season may have made fans wonder what decade it is.

Black Caps allrounder Jimmy Neesham blasts IPL side to victory video

Jimmy Neesham at a Black Caps camp before heading to the IPL.

In his first game in nearly three weeks, Neesham ices run chase with an over to spare.

Plunket Shield: Black Caps quick Kyle Jamieson snares impressive five-wicket bag video

Auckland quick Kyle Jamieson celebrates one of his five wickets against Otago in Auckland on Tuesday.

Auckland's Kyle Jamieson picked up where he left off last summer by destroying Otago with a fiery spell, but they weren't as woeful with the bat as Wellington.

New Zealand’s 3 World Cups in 3 years

The Black Ferns celebrate their victory during the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017.

The women's rugby, cricket and football world cups are at different stages of planning and delivery, but all are progressing on track - despite the unforeseen interruptions by Covid-19.

women in sport

Mixed-gender format a boon for women's golf

Darae Chung finished in a tie for ninth at the Carrus Open.

New Zealand’s top women's amateurs are relishing the opportunity to mix it with the men on the professional tour.

Natasha Hansen puts the brakes on her cycling career

Natasha Hansen is stepping down from Cycling NZ's high-performance programme.

A string of injuries and health woes have led to the Kiwi sprint star hop off the bike ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Dame Valerie Adams changes coach to prepare for Tokyo Olympics

Dame Valerie Adams is looking to ramp up her preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

The New Zealand shot put legend has decided to work with Christchurch based Dale Stevenson from now on.

World champion runner avoids doping ban after 'confused' tester knocked on wrong door

Salwa Eid Naser celebrates winning gold in the women's 400m final at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last year.

Sequence of events that let Salwa Eid Naser off the hook “would have been comical were the consequences not so serious", a ruling says.

Football

Manchester United stun PSG, Chelsea held by Sevilla video

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scored a late winner as the Red Devils beat last season’s runners-up PSG in Paris.

A late Marcus Rashford strike gives the EPL side a shock 2-1 win over the Champions League runners-up in Paris.

Man Utd, Liverpool approached over breakaway European league

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been approached by joining a breakaway European Super League.

Fresh European breakaway plot sparks furious reaction from leading figures in the English game.

New Zealand’s 3 World Cups in 3 years

The Black Ferns celebrate their victory during the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017.

The women's rugby, cricket and football world cups are at different stages of planning and delivery, but all are progressing on track - despite the unforeseen interruptions by Covid-19.

'Get your hands off her': EPL star slammed for touching female match official video

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has been widely criticised for grabbing assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis on the neck.

Sergio Aguero comes under fire for placing his hand on the neck of Sian Massey-Ellis after she ruled against his team.

League

'We know the expectations': NRL grand final referee ready for pressure

NRL grand final referee Gerard Sutton is targeting “perfection” when he takes charge of Sunday’s decider in Sydney.

Having witnessed Ben Cummins flee Australia to escape the abuse that followed the 2019 decider, Gerard Sutton is well aware of the 'human toll' of officiating league's biggest match.

Dally M debacle could force changes, Raiders lash out at disrespect video

Jack Wighton of the Canberra Raiders won the Dally M Medal long after the result had been leaked in the media.

The NRL is considering no longer releasing Dally M votes to the media after the Daily Telegraph broke the embargo.

Nerve damage won't stop Kiwis hooker, Smith, playing for Storm in NRL decider video

Brandon Smith says he's ready to go for the Melbourne Storm in Sunday's NRL grand final.

Kiwis hooker feared another facial injury would crush his grand final redemption dream but he will play on with nerve damage.

Ivan Cleary knew about leaked Dally M result, kept it a secret from his son Nathan video

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary (right) knew of the leaked result but did not tell his son Nathan (left) who was in ...

The incredible secret NRL coach of the year was forced to keep from his superstar son.

Basketball

Tall Fern Tessa Boagni's mission to raise awareness on racism

Tall Ferns basketballer Tessa Boagni and partner, rugby player Ethan Roots, with seven-week-old son Noah.

Tall Ferns' basketballer's grandad was at Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech and is passionate about the struggles African-Americans have endured.

Steven Adams on his diet, mastering scrambled eggs and why all kids need good food

As a professional athlete, Steven Adams eats a lot of nutritious food to give him the energy to compete in the NBA.

On the eve of World Food Day, the NBA star talks to Unicef New Zealand about the importance of eating right as a top athlete.

Kiwi Yanni Wetzell back in the NBL after Germany deal falls through

Kiwi Yanni Wetzell is back with South East Melbourne Phoenix after initially walking out on his deal with the NBL club.

South East Melbourne Phoenix welcome back their rising NZ star after a snag in his move to Europe.

Lakers title belonged to Kobe Bryant and his daughter

LeBron James celebrates with his Los Angeles Lakers team-mates after winning the 2020 NBA Championship in Game Six on ...

The 17th title in franchise history was poignant and heartbreaking in a way that none of the others could be.

Golf

Mixed-gender format a boon for women's golf

Darae Chung finished in a tie for ninth at the Carrus Open.

New Zealand’s top women's amateurs are relishing the opportunity to mix it with the men on the professional tour.

Kieran Muir wins Taranaki Open

Kieran Muir shot an eight-under 64 to finish at 14-under for the tournament and take the win. (file photo)

Kieran Muir has blitzed the field in the final round to win The Taranaki Open by four and win his second Jennian Homes Charles Tour event.

Another Trump golf course approved in Scotland

US president Donald Trump in front of the Turnberry Lighthouse at his golf resort in Scotland in 2016.

Plans by Donald Trump’s family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire are approved, despite campaigning from environmental activists.

Teenage golf prodigy playing in Taranaki Open

Kingston Taylor-Voyle, 13, is not daunted by playing alongside some of New Zealand’s top proffesional players in the ...

Teenager Kingston Taylor-Voyle will be teeing off alongside some of New Zealand’s top golfers when the Taranaki Open starts on Thursday, but he’s not daunted by the prospect.

Netball

Silver Fern ruptures Achilles for second time in nine months video

Silver Fern Michaela Sokolich-Beatson defends against the New Zealand men in last year’s Cadbury Series in Auckland.

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson ruptured her right Achilles tendon in January and suffered the same injury to her left at training.

Monica Falkner ends long injury layoff with Silver Ferns callup

Uncapped shooter Monica Falkner at Silver Ferns training on Monday ahead of their series in Palmerston North this week.

The uncapped shooter has been out of action for 15 months after a knee injury, but could play in Palmerston North this week.

Teen shoots into Silver Ferns squad; Rore sidelined for 2020 video

Northern Mystics shooter Grace Nweke has earned her first call-up to the Silver Ferns.

Grace Nweke is a step closer to making her Silver Ferns debut after earning selection in Dame Noeline Taurua's 15-strong squad.

The privilege of playing netball for New Zealand again

NZ Men's goal shoot Junior Levi can't wait to return to his battle with Silver Fern Jane Watson in Palmerston North.

As the Silver Ferns this week become the first international netball team to play a series in nine months, it’s a confident step forward on wobbly ground.

Tennis

Marcus Daniell captures fifth ATP doubles title

New Zealand tennis player Marcus Daniell won his fifth ATP doubles title in Sardinia.

Kiwi doubles standout teams up with Austrian to win their first ATP doubles title together as a combo.

Tennis ace and family flee Russia on private jet after getting Covid-19

World No 49 Sam Querrey in action at the French Open earlier this month, ahead of his St Petersburg Open controversy.

After testing positive for the coronavirus, Sam Querrey didn't want to spend 14 days in quarantine in St Petersburg. So he hatched a plan to escape.

Nadal crushes Djokovic to win a record 13th French Open video

Rafael Nadal holds the trophy aloft after thrashing Novak Djokovic in the French Open final to claim his 13th title in Paris.

The Spaniard produces a stunning display to continue his dominance at Roland Garros and equal Roger Federer's record of 20 grand slam titles.

Just 19, ranked 54th, Swiatek wins French Open for first Slam video

Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia ...

Polish teenager left speechless after straight-sets win at Roland Garros.

combat sports

Whittaker out to play spoiler role as he targets Adesanya rematch video

Robert Whittaker is eager for a rematch with Israel Adesanya after losing the title last year.

Former champ vows to shake up the UFC middleweight title race once again with win over American knockout artist this weekend.

'Give me my damn respect': Boxing's brash new superstar Teofimo Lopez shocks world

American Teofimo Lopez is unbeaten in 16 fights and holds all four belts in the lightweight division at the age of 23.

Aged just 23, the American backs up his trash talk to upset Vasiliy Lomachenko and become the youngest four-belt world champion in boxing history.

Boxer robbed of win after judge uses phone during fight

England's Lewis Ritson won a controversial pro fight against Mexican fighter Miguel Vazquez in Peterborough.

Pro fight ends controversially in a split decision, but one of the judges was caught using his phone while the fighters traded blows.

'They've copied our blueprint' - the eerily similar rise of Junior Fa that threatens Joseph Parker video

Junior Fa has long operated in the shadow of Joseph Parker. Now he gets a chance to prove a point in the professional ranks.

Trainer Kevin Barry's claims can't be ignored. Now his fighter is out to rewrite his own script.

Racing

Tributes flow for Neill Ridley

Jockey Terry Moseley and trainer Neill Ridley after one of their wins at the Riccarton racecourse in Christchurch.

Horse trainer who won three Great Western Steeplechases in Riverton will have his funeral at the Riccarton Racecourse on Friday.

Racing industry ponders future without its greatest advocate, Winston Peters

Could Labour’s Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty be the new racing minister?

In search of a new champion, some have their eyes on Labour’s freshly minted Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty.

New Zealand-bred mare Verry Elleegant wins Caulfield Cup

Verry Elleegant triumphed in Saturday's Caulfield Cup race in Melbourne.

Jockey Mark Zahra leads New Zealand-bred mare Verry Elleegant to Caulfield Cup success in front of no fans.

Melody Belle wins Livamol Classic, but Shag's nag loses at Randwick

Jockey Troy Harris celebrates as Melody Belle wins the 2020 Livamol at Hastings.

Trainer Jamie Richards says, 'She is nowhere near finished yet,' as Steve Hansen has a disappointing day with his Everest hope Nature Strip.

Motorsport

'Done everything I've wanted to achieve': Supercars champ McLaughlin goes global video

Scott McLaughlin spraying Champagne has become a regular Supercars sight.

He potentially had two decades left at the top but Kiwi champ looks set to walk away from Supercars career.

Scott Dixon wins big again in United States video

Scott Dixon has an increasing liking for night driving and endurance racing.

Kiwi driver warms up for IndyCar finale in perfect fashion in a slick black Cadillac.

Home to New Zealand for Shane van Gisbergen after Bathurst win video

Shane van Gisbergen (right) and co-driver Garth Tander won the Bathurst 1000.

After belting to his first Bathurst win Shane van Gisbergen is now in a hurry to head home to New Zealand to celebrate with his family.

Shane van Gisbergen wins Bathurst 1000 for the first time video

Garth Tander and Shane van Gisbergen celebrate their Bathurst 1000 victory.

Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen is finally victorious at Bathurst despite late drama in the famous race.

Other sports

Hansen puts the brakes on her career

Natasha Hansen is stepping down from Cycling NZ's high-performance programme.

A string of injuries and health woes have led to the Kiwi sprint star hop off the bike ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Washington Football Team's placeholder name could remain into next season

All of the old branding has been removed from the Washington football team’s uniform for this season.

Having dropped the Redskins tag, the Washington NFL team haven't decided on a new name.

Bennett's team make perfect start to La Vuelta video

Jumbo-Visma leader Primoz Roglic celebrates after winning the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana.

Primoz Roglic powers to opening stage win with help from his Kiwi sidekick.

World champion runner avoids doping ban after 'confused' tester knocked on wrong door

Salwa Eid Naser celebrates winning gold in the women's 400m final at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last year.

Sequence of events that let Salwa Eid Naser off the hook “would have been comical were the consequences not so serious", a ruling says.

esport

'Sprinkling' te reo Māori through Twitch streams video

BC_Riki is a variety streamer that has built a following from playing mobile games and sharing in real life streams.

With viewers across the world, the response some streamers hear is: "I didn’t even know New Zealand had this other language".

Breakers owner joins NZ Esports Federation

Matt Walsh has joined the New Zealand Esports Federation executive commitee.

Ex-NBA player Matt Walsh wants to further boost the progress of Esports in his adopted country.

Esports ratings remained high between lockdowns

Mutu said ratings are expected to stay high with the release of new next generation consoles and new big games.

After a huge spike in esports viewship during NZs first lockdown, viewers have stuck around.

Apple and Google boot "Fortnite" from app stores play stuff

Fortnite

Gamers eager to play the mobile version of "Fortnite" won't be able to get it from major app stores -- at least for now.

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Swimming for the future

Ready for a swimming lesson in the Central Southland Community Pool at Winton, from left, Mackenzie Gentle, Johnston ...

Southland swimmers wanting to qualify for national events will go against the clock in Winton on November 1.

AIMS Games cancelled video

The AIMS Games in Tauranga will not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 complications.

Covid-19 puts paid to hugely popular school sports event for 2020.

Record AIMS Games returns

Front and centre: Gianna and Emina Tiatia (left and right in the foreground) competed in netball at the AIMS Games.

Popular national schools tournament injects nearly $6.5 million into region's economy.

AIMS Games highlights video

Catch all the highlights from a thrilling week of AIMS Games in Tauranga.

All the highlights from six days of sporting competition.

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