Pasifika Names Still Being Mispronounced

Despite Pasifika making up at least half of all players in Super Rugby and the National Rugby League, sports broadcasters and commentators in New Zealand are still habitually mispronouncing Pacific Island names. The fact that current as well as former players across all codes are still having their names mangled ….

Parker and Fa Readying for Fight Night

Joseph Parker is not playing around. The 29-year old Kiwi professional boxer has said straight out that he wants to knock out Junior Fa when they get into the ring on Saturday the 27th of February and that he intends to do it early on, in the first 6 rounds. ….

Fitness Still Problematic Among Silver Ferns

Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua is still not happy with her players’ level of fitness. Taurua has been calling for greater levels of alignment with fitness ideals for quite some time now, and to the point that she sent five players home from a training camp earlier this year. ….

Alonso Will Be Good To Go For 2021 Season

Despite a broken jaw suffered in recent cycling accident, two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso’s Alpine team says it remains confident the Formula One star will be back on the grid in time for the start of the new season in March. The team issued its prognosis in a short ….

Tokyo Games Back At 2020 Break Point

The Olympic rings have been erected in all their glory, a symbol of everything the Games represent, and are overlooking the beautiful Tokyo Bay. The countdown clocks have been set, informing onlookers of the number of days remaining until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – in 2021. ….

Beloved Jockey Died Of Toxic Drugs Cocktail

A senior coroner has ruled out the likelihood that Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell, who was found dead at his home in Shropshire, England, in June last year, had taken his own life. Said Coroner John Elleray earlier this week, brain injury would have been the probable turning point for ….

Kiwi Michael Venus Off To A Strong AO Start

New Zealander Michael Venus has made a phenomenal start to this year’s Australian Open doubles competition. He and Aussie partner John Peers made quick work of dealing with top Australian singles player Alex De Minaur and mate Matt Reid at an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2 in all of 64 ….

Hamilton Signs One More Year With Mercedes

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has extended his contract with Mercedes by signing a one-year deal extension. The famous Brit ended his contract saga with the team on Tuesday, after a little over a month without any deal inked with any team. The 36-year-old, who was knighted in ….

Jo Morrison Appointed Steel Assistant Coach

The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel have named a new assistant coach in former Silver Fern and England international Jo Morrison. Morrison, who is widely regarded one of netball’s best, will soon be tasked with mentoring and guiding Southern Steel’s brand spanking new lineup of attack made up of England ….

No Cheering At Tokyo Olympic Games

There will be no cheering for athletes at the upcoming Olympic Games, and athletes will not be permitted to visit restaurants and bars in Tokyo during their stay in the country. Wednesday saw the first “Playbook” of ground rules for a safe Tokyo Olympics published, stipulating that those found to ….