Opinion

KO pressure on Parker video

Joseph Parker will be desperate to take the judges out of the equation against Hughie Fury.

OPINION: Referee change has made a KO win for Joseph Parker even more important.

When sports stars don't care

Nick Kyrgios: Knows he should give a f... when it comes to applying himself to tennis.

OPINION: Like it or not, we can judge sports stars on when they do and don't show their emotions.

Ferdinand 's boxing fantasy

Former England football international Rio Ferdinand is taking up boxing as a cruiserweight.

OPINION: One clean shot from a decent fighter could give Ferdinand a serious health problem, writes Paul Hayward.

Five reasons Parker will win video

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker works on his movement and delivery with trainer Kevin Barry in London.

OPINION: They're billing it as a 50-50 fight, but the WBO champ is way better than that and here's why.

Hot topics: Is rotation cool again?

Patrick Tuipulotu will make his return to test rugby after an underwhelming season for the Blues and Auckland.

OPINION: Tuipulotu gets lucky as rotation makes a return - Stuff rugby writers tackle the hot topics.

When to replace TKB?

All Blacks halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow is in his final year of playing in New Zealand.

OPINION: With a lack of change from the selectors, what is the All Blacks' succession plan at halfback?

Reason: Ode to Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith bowed out of the All Blacks coaching set-up after a near perfect display by his charges on defence last ...

OPINION: Keeping it simple was a key reason why 'the professor' was so good for the All Blacks.

Grading the 2017 All Blacks

Wing Rieko Ioane has been the find of the All Blacks' 2017 season so far, with six tries in his five tests.

OPINION: Steve Hansen gave his men a B+ for their 'home' test schedule. Here's our take.

Boxing needs a change

Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) and Canelo Alvarez (blue trunks) box during the world middleweight boxing championship.

OPINION: Inept judging is shaming some of the biggest fights and the process needs to be reformed.

Sharapova cashes in on scandal video

After testing positive for the drug meldonium, Maria Sharapova was handed a hefty ban.

OPINION: Brand Maria may be trying to get back in the game, but it's too late - she's still tainted goods.

Back row masterclass video

Veteran All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino has some competition for his jersey with the next generation of flankers ...

OPINION: Jerome Kaino's career coming to an end owing to All Blacks' back row depth, writes Paul Cully.

ABs-Boks rivalry at low point

Springboks skipper Eben Etzebeth found himself on the wrong end of another All Blacks drubbing in Albany on Saturday night.

OPINION: It has long been test rugby's most anticipated battle, but it could now be under threat, writes Marc Hinton.

There's no hiding now, Hughie

Joseph Parker is promising to take Hughie Fury to some dark places in their WBO world heavyweight title fight.

OPINION: Joseph Parker's column: "I'm giving Fury a belated birthday present, it's leather-wrapped and stings."

Reason: ABs were forked lightning video

Nehe Milner-Shudder of the All Blacks dives over in the corner.

OPINION: The future is fast for the All Blacks, after their back three ran amok against the Boks.

Gifford: Spit may be a life saver video

Ryan Crotty is treated by a medic after a head knock against the Wallabies in Dunedin.

OPINION: Breakthrough brings us a step closer to dealing with the biggest issue facing rugby: concussions.

Colourful Cup goes monochrome

Audiences were drawn to the excitement and jaw-dropping speeds of the foiling multihulls at the America's Cup in ...

OPINION: The next America's Cup in 2021 will feature foiling monohulls. The explosive cats have been neutered. Is the competition sunk?

Israel, we need to talk

Israel Folau expressed his controversial view on same-sex marriage on Twitter.

OPINION: Good on Israel Folau for expressing his views on marriage equality. But I disagree.

Rush defence explained

The Springboks swarm around the Wallabies' Curtis Rona during the 23-all draw in Perth last weekend.

If it's so amazing why don't teams do it all the time? And what exactly is it, anyway?

Hames made mincemeat of me video

Kane Hames is a 'destructive' scrummager, says his All Blacks coach.

OPINION: I said the All Blacks' newest prop wasn't known for his scrummaging and I got taken to task.

Webster: Folau hasn't crossed line

Israel Folau

OPINION: I don't agree with Folau's view on marriage equality, but respect his right to express it, writes Andrew Webster.

Testing times for ABs props

All of a sudden Nepo Laulala has become a vital piece of the All Blacks front row after  slotting in for the injured ...

OPINION: The All Blacks' front-row depth faces an enormous challenge over the rest of the season, writes Marc Hinton.

Barrett handbrakes SBW

Beauden Barrett and Sonny Bill Williams are working on their partnership in the All Blacks' crucial five-eighths department.

OPINION: The AB star isn't a No 10 and his poor passing is hindering the NZ attack, writes Mark Reason.

Webster: NRL right on same-sex equality

Ian Roberts, dancing during Sydney's 2016 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, worried the NRL might say no to his ...

OPINION: NRL chief's same-sex marriage vote backing is the right thing to do, writes Andrew Webster.

Calling out Rogan's haka hate

Watch: 'You f****** dummies' – Fear Factor host Joe Rogan slams Tall Blacks' haka

OPINION: A Māori honour thrown back in the Tall Blacks' faces by Fear Factor host can't go unchallenged.

Plenty for Hansen to mull video

Steve Hansen was working as an assistant under Graham Henry when the All Blacks suffered their most recent defeat to the ...

OPINION: Questions keep coming as All Blacks' imperfections dog them in 2017, writes Richard Knowler.

Masters: Parramatta fit paranoid pattern

Beau Scott and the Parramatta Eels would suit the NRL well should they win the title this season.

OPINION: The Eels loom as the perfect club to win the NRL crown - if you believe in conspiracies, writes Roy Masters.

Men's tennis needs young stars

Nick Kyrgios has yet to break through into the top echelon.

OPINION: Where are the talented, brash kids ready to take the place of the veteran stars?

Gifford: ABs no longer a safe bet video

All Blacks fullback Damian McKenzie scored a try but also had some misfiring moments against Argentina.

OPINION: If test against the Wallabies in Dunedin was a shock, the first 40 against Argentina was plain weird.

Beale deal good for Warriors

Gerard Beale made his debut for the Kiwis in 2011.

OPINION: Gerard Beale won't set the world alight at the Warriors, but he's the type of signing they need.

Warriors' report cards

Shaun Johnson's injury signalled the end of the Warriors playoff hopes this year.

OPINION: The Warriors missed the playoffs again. Did anyone meet expectations? Christopher Reive evaluates the squad.

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