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All Black Shannon Frizell raring to go after ?boring? sideline spell

Flanker Shannon Frizell is nearing a return to international rugby after remaining “patient” during a “boring” stint on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.


Sean Fitzpatrick's verdict on All Blacks: 'We need our big boys'

Physicality will go a long way in deciding the Rugby World Cup, says a man who was part of the first team to ever win it.


Lawson "wouldn't be happy to go back" to F1 2024 reserve role

AlphaTauri stand-in Liam Lawson has said he "wouldn't be happy to go back" to a Red Bull reserve role ahead of his last chance to claim a 2024 Formula 1 seat.


After the Dupont calamity, what happens next

The world's best player faces a race against time to play a part in the World Cup but France have to hold their nerve


NRL finals: Penrith Panthers demolish Melbourne Storm to stroll in to the big dance

It was all one way traffic in the first prelim final.


'Like a bad dream': Adesanya breaks silence on shock UFC title defeat in Sydney

'The Last Stylebender' is determined to bounce back and claim the middleweight belt for a third time after his upset loss to Sean Strickland.


Rugby World Cup: France put up record score to dominate Namibia - As it happened

The hosts take on the African minnows at Stade de Marseille.


'Do or die': All Blacks' World Cup hopes on the line against underdogs Italy

Losing to France has left next Friday's encounter as a must-win for Ian Foster's side.


Scotland on high alert ahead of crunch pool match against Tonga

Jamie Ritchie has warned his Scotland team-mates to be prepared for a Tonga side intent on trying to end their Rugby World Cup campaign this weekend.


'I meant no harm': Johan Deysel apologises to Antoine Dupont

Deysel’s yellow card for the collision, with France leading 54-0, was upgraded to red following a review by the television match official.


Eddie Jones admits his future with Wallabies at stake

Eddie Jones says he's unsure if he will be coaching the Wallabies beyond the World Cup if they fall to Wales in their crunch pool clash in Lyon.


‘We are the power’: Hastings Boys’ rips riotous anthem for Warriors captain Tohu Harris

The school's rendition of the Warriors chant was directed at an old boy.


LockerRoom: How to watch the Football Ferns, Silver Ferns and White Ferns this weekend

It's all on for Kiwi women's sports teams across the globe this weekend.


Warren Gatland: 'That is the last position we want to be in'

Wales are chasing a fourth successive Rugby World Cup last-eight appearance.


Why it's too late for the All Blacks to change their backline

All Blacks fans love to romanticise the upside of the many X-factor backs that call New Zealand home.


"I went through hell and back": What happened to Jelena Dokic?


'Surfing, pig hunting, fishing': Return to roots reinvigorates Martin for Warriors' finals charge

The trauma of a career almost lost to a brain bleed has taught Te Maire Martin the importance of striking balance in life.


Simpson's path to Ganassi IndyCar seat aided by sportscar experience

New Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar signing Kyffin Simpson says his experience of racing sportscars in LMP2 will ease the Indy NXT graduate's adaption to US open wheel's top tier.


'Nothing's given': Smith senses Roigard pressure as race for All Blacks halfback spot heats up

The promising young rookie is starting to breath down the incumbent's neck.


Freddie Mills, the British boxing icon who "murdered eight women"


Warriors v Broncos: How Brisbane plan to shut down Shaun Johnson and the Warriors during preliminary final

Broncos coach Kevin Walters has revealed his strategy heading into the finals match.


Phil Mickelson reveals he is in recovery following alleged $1bn gambling addiction


Silver Ferns frustrated by second-string England squad sent for Taini Jamison Trophy

The Silver Ferns confess they're disappointed to be denied a shot at revenge against the side that tipped them up in the World Cup semi-finals.


'Scratching our heads': Jones' excuses wearing thin for ex-Wallabies winger

Drew Mitchell did not hold back in his appraisal of Australia's loss to Fiji.


The 130kg giant-sized former NRL prospect tasked with replacing Tupou and Skelton

Missing big bodies Will Skelton and Taniela Tupou through injury for their must-win match in Lyon on Sunday (Monday AEST), Fa'amausili will make a timely return from a calf injury.


Warriors v Broncos kickoff time, how to watch in NZ, live streaming, teams, odds

The Warriors are in a preliminary final for the fifth time in the club’s history.


Rugby World Cup 2023 results so far, schedule, fixtures and kickoff times in NZ

A full list of all the results and fixtures from Rugby World Cup 2023.


'We're here to win': Blackcaps out to end 15-year wait for Bangladesh series victory

New Zealand haven't won an ODI series in Bangladesh since 2008.


What Billy Vunipola made of his 'sucking eggs' tackle school stint

Billy Vunipola has explained what his recent enrollment at tackle school did for his game. The England No8 was red-carded on August 19 for his shoulder-to-head collision with Ireland's Andrew Porter in Dublin.


Five talking points for Ireland ahead of the Springboks

Andy Farrell’s men top Pool B following bonus-point wins over Romania and Tonga, while the Springboks have also begun with back-to-back victories.


Is 'unsung hero' Sironen NZ Warriors' most underrated player in 2023 run?

The off-contract forward's efforts have not gone unnoticed by his teammates.


Emiliano Boffelli leads Argentina to World Cup win over Samoa

Emiliano Boffelli was the difference-maker as Argentina survived a late charge to beat Samoa and reignite their World Cup campaign.


'Our strongest team': All Blacks give 'few bodies coming back' update

There is no mistaking the bye week for a rest week with the nature of the upcoming schedule keeping the New Zealand camp very much on their toes.


Lawson's non-selection 'makes mockery' of Red Bull driver programme, says veteran F1 expert

Despite his success, the Kiwi phenom is expected to miss out on a fulltime seat with AlphaTauri for 2024


Rugby World Cup: The five best matches this weekend and why you should be watching

Quarter-final spots, fiery coaches and former All Blacks make for top viewing this weekend


Sheffield United Women devastated by sudden death of 27yo captain Maddy Cusack


F1: Former McLaren race member Bob McMurray weighs in on Liam Lawson and Daniel Ricciardo future at AlphaTauri

Reports say Daniel Ricciardo is set to take back Liam Lawson's AlphaTauri seat.


Disgraced Kiwi runner Zane Robertson arrested in Kenya over alleged sexual assault - report

Police are also reported to have found an unlicensed AK-47 rifle in the 33-year-old's home.


Tennis legend Rafael Nadal shares heartbreaking health update following injury battles

He's one of the greatest ever players. But the broken star has issued a sad update.


Honda’s India MotoGP pace “unexpected” but ‘not real’

Despite both factory Honda riders making it directly into Q2 for the first time in MotoGP 2023 at the Indian Grand Prix, Joan Mir believes its pace is ‘not real’.


Son Michael Schumacher: "particularly sad"


F1 Japanese GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen topped the Friday practice times for Red Bull ahead of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.


Who is next to commit through 2026 after Verstappen and Piastri?

Oscar Piastri became the second Formula 1 driver after Max Verstappen to commit to a team until after 2025, when the new engine regulations take effect. Given the new regulations coming into force in the 2026 F1 season, it is important for drivers to make the right choice when signing a new contract.


Black Ferns train against Rotorua Boys’ High School First XV

Ferns "get to play against a lot more speed and a little bit more power".


Lawson in the dark over F1 place with AlphaTauri poised to confirm 2024 pairing

Newshub understands an announcement is imminent as to who will drive for Red Bull's sister team next year.


Christopher Luxon tells Kiwis to read between lines as coalition questions continue

Luxon is saying without saying: don't vote for Winston Peters.


Ireland have replaced All Blacks as the world's smartest attacking team

While there has always been respect, and grudging admiration for physicality and set-piece excellence, what really wakes New Zealanders up is creativity and innovation.


'He's not baiting, he's imitating': Davidson, Ngarewa-Packer team up in facing bickering Seymour, Peters

"It's like an arsonist showing up dressed as a fireman."


Warriors v Broncos: Large numbers of Kiwis make trip across the Tasman

The Warriors won’t lack for support on Saturday night.


What Paul O'Connell admires most about the Boks

Ireland go into the pivotal Pool B showdown on a 15-match winning streak.