Sport

Carrington on top in World Cup semi-final

Lisa Carrington has made a strong return to single-boat racing with a solid semi-final win in the K1 500m at the second World Cup regatta in Hungary. Carrington opted to compete in team boats at the first World Cup event in Portugal last week, helping...... Read More

Competition ramps up for kayakers

Fresh from a golden haul, New Zealand’s top kayakers will get a significant increase in competition at the second round of the ICF World Cup canoe sprint season in Hungary this weekend. The eight-strong women’s team won four gold medals...... Read More

Mount lifeguard to lead Kiwi team

Mount Maunganui’s Jessica Miller has been named captain of the New Zealand team competing at next month’s Sanyo Cup in Japan. Now based on the Gold Coast, the 21 year-old represented New Zealand at last year’s Sanyo Cup where she...... Read More

All Blacks coach may quit after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said he is likely to step down after the next World Cup in 2019, according to a report on Friday. "I think, without committing to it 100 percent, I can't see myself extending beyond the World Cup," the...... Read More

Chiefs and Blues in Super Rugby draw

The Chiefs and Blues have battled themselves to a Super Rugby standstill in a 16-16 draw at a rainswept Eden Park in Auckland. The result, the first draw between the two sides, would not have satisfied either team. The Chiefs needed a win to stay in...... Read More

Green turns down Kiwis assistant role

Cowboys boss Paul Green has knocked back David Kidwell's offer to become Kiwis assistant coach for this year's Rugby League World Cup. Kidwell and the New Zealand Rugby League are currently seeking a second experienced assistant after recruiting...... Read More

All Blacks always the priority, says Smith

Highlanders captain Ben Smith said there was never a chance he would skip an All Blacks game to play for his beloved Super Rugby franchise. The All Blacks fullback has a clause in his contract allowing him to play for the Highlanders over the national...... Read More

Silver Fern duo named in NZ under-21 side

Silver Ferns Maia Wilson and Kelly Jury will spearhead a 12-strong New Zealand under-21 team to defend their netball World Youth Cup title in Botswana in July. Coach Kiri Wills said the tough selection process had been centred around players who had...... Read More

Chiefs hooker Elliot to say farewell

Hikawera Elliot is the latest Chiefs veteran to announce his departure after this year's Super Rugby campaign. The four-Test All Blacks rake has signed a two-year deal with US Oyonnax, who have recently won promotion to the elite French Top 14 championship. A...... Read More

Manchester United dedicate cup victory to victims

A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday was a triumph of huge significance...... Read More