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Egypt to protest WC officials

Egypt 3-1 loss to Russia ended the team's chance of progressing beyond group stage

Their official complaint is over the "injustice'' of match officials during the team's 3-1 loss to Russia.

Highlanders topple Barbarians

Highlanders wing Tevita Li attempts to fend off French Barbarian wing Hugo Bonneval in Invercargill on Friday night.

 Highlanders nab second international scalp in as many years after toppling French Barbarians.

Sharks bite Saints

Southland Shark Tom Vodanovich  tries to work his way past Wellington Saint Leon Henry during their NBL clash in ...

Southland Sharks hold off big second half from Saints to hand them rare loss

Won $440k with a royal flush

Cliff Sandrey won $440,000 in one hand of Caribbean Stud poker at Christchurch Casino on June 15.

A West Coast father-of-six was on the verge of leaving the poker table. Then, "disbelief".

US crowd's All Black confusion video

Mile High Stadium is the home of the Denver Broncos.

20,000 Americans are going to a league game, but they might be in for a surprise when they turn up.

Those poor Aussies

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates reaching a century during the one-day international cricket match against Australia ...

OPINION: The underperformance of our trans-Tasman cousins across numerous codes has piled pleasure upon pleasure.

Where are the 2008 Baby Blacks?

New Zealand's 2008 world championship winning Baby Blacks arrive back in New Zealand.

Whatever happened to the champion Baby Blacks of 2008? A side that produced All Blacks and test players for other nations.

Gibbes was 'caught off guard'

Jono Gibbes is back in Waikato after 10 years coaching in Ireland and France.

A bolt from the blue tempted Jono Gibbes to sign with La Rochelle after just becoming the next Waikato head coach.

'The Wallabies can deliver'

Tireless: Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle on challenges of the game, and the personal issue that won't go away.

Weekend warriors inspired video

All Blacks prop Karl Tu'inukuafe stopped playing rugby after he left school, and returned to the sport because he wanted ...

OPINION: Weekend warriors should celebrate the selection of Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu'inukuafe.

NZ Football's 'toxic culture'

Toxic culture? NZF chief executive Andy Martin.

Former staff say huge turnover is due to embattled chief exec Andy Martin.

Schmidt coy on future

Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt is set to wait until the end of the year before deciding whether he wants to carry on ...

Kiwi-born Joe Schmidt will take his team deciding whether he wants to carry on with Ireland after 2019 World Cup.

Boerboom won't blow fulltime video

Robbie Boerboom, 76, was a rugby referee for 44 years, but has terminal cancer and has been given six weeks to live.

A crook rugby ref has hopes of returning to the field.

Whitelock: Relax, rookies

All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock will play his 99th test on Saturday night.

All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock to four rookies: keep cool and stay calm.

Netball mum racial abuse claim

Netball North Harbour is investigating the incident and is calling for witnesses.

Woman holding up traffic at kids' netball competition, allegedly hurled racial abuse at the Māori warden who confronted her.

Arena gets frozen out video

Spark Arena has been transformed to host an ice hockey match.

Watch the indoor venue gets transformed into an ice hockey rink.

Ayton first pick in NBA Draft

Arizona's DeAndre Ayton went as the No 1 pick in the NBA draft to the Phoenix Suns.

The Phoenix Suns opt for size and athleticism with the first pick of the NBA draft.

All Black played football for Tonga video

All Blacks forward Shannon Frizell made a surprising admission at Thursday's press conference, revealing that he used to ...

After shipping 46 goals across four games as a goalkeeper, Shannon Frizell switched codes and never looked back.

New roads and new challenges

Rhianon Gelsomino is ready to get on the road with brother Brendan Reeves for the Rally South Canterbury.

Australian rally star Rhianon​ Gelsomino is itching to tackle the course during Rally South Canterbury. 

McCullum's drug test fight

Cricket - MCC World Cricket committee Press Conference - London, Britain - July 4, 2017   Brendon McCullum during the ...

Brendon McCullum spent three months fighting to avoid a doping ban after being caught out by asthma medication.

'Smash em bro' tackles must go stuff nation

Sonny Bill Williams walks off the pitch after being shown the red card for a shoulder charge.

Steve Hansen says rugby is faster and the players are more powerful and that’s why these 'accidents' are happening. What bollocks.

Westpac Stadium transformed to ice video

An ice hockey rink is been built at Westpac Stadium for the match between US and Canada teams on Saturday night.

Westpac Stadium has had a frozen facelift, in two days transforming from a grassy rugby venue into an ice hockey rink.

England team compared to ABs

Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy comfortably guided England to a fourth win over Australia on Thursday.

The England cricket team are as ruthless as the All Blacks believes one of their ex players.

Griffin's long road to Kiwis

Slade Griffin will make his Kiwis debut in the controversial one-off test against England in Denver on Sunday morning (NZT).

He feared his career was over through injuries but persistence has paid off for West Coaster.

England ready for Denver

Sam Burgess takes some batting practice at Coors Field before watching the Rockies take on the Mets in Denver.

The England players say they're getting used to the altitude in Denver ahead of Sunday.

Hot dog cannon black eye video


US baseball fan left bruised by a duct tape-wrapped frankfurter shot into the crowd by Phillie Phanatic.

We can win World Cup: Fiji coach

Suliasi Vunivalu of the Melbourne Storm is one of Fiji's star players.

The Fijian coach says his team can overcome a mental barrier and beat Australia.

Messam: Chiefs unchanged

Former All Black Liam Messam says the Chiefs have ground to make up on a tarnished reputation off the field.

Chiefs learn big lessons from stripper scandal, but the team culture didn't need to change, exiting star says.

Ten years, never missed a game

Lorraine and Dave McKee, Warriors life members, with former club great Monty Betham.

Warriors' biggest fans? This couple haven't missed a home game in 10 years - despite living 1000km away.

ABs: Five exciting points video

Aaron Smith (left) and TJ Perenara have been named as the two halfbacks for the third and final test against France in ...

OPINION: All Blacks out to send the French packing in style in the test series finale in Dunedin.

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