McLaughlin Has Been Nominated for Two Halbergs

New Zealand racing driver Scott Thomas McLaughlin has been nominated for a top sports award in his home country. The winner of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has just been recommended to receive two Halberg Awards. He won the Bathurst 1000 last season as well and stands as one of ….

Mark Jones Joins the Crusaders On Two-Year Deal

Mark Jones, formerly of Wales’ Rygbi Gogledd Cymru, will be joining the Crusaders for the next two years as part of a new coaching gig. He stepped down from the RGC after three years as head coach and mentored Namibia’s back players at the Rugby World Cup last year. He ….

Tearful Taylor Pays Tribute to Crowe

An anguished Ross Taylor paid tribute to the late New Zealand Cricketer Martin David Crowe MBE after becoming his country’s greatest-ever Test runscorer. The two superstars were very close until Crowe perished from lymphoma in 2016, with the Kiwi hero taking on the roles of mentor and sounding board for ….

Latham’s Off the Field With a Broken Finger

Tom Latham’s finger got broken during the Black Caps’ third Test in Sydney and he is now the latest entry on the ever-lengthening list of New Zealand’s walking wounded on this seemingly cursed Australian tour. Latham is just one of three other players who have been injured on this circuit. ….

Fatialofa Stable in Intensive Care

Michael Fatialofa, the Rugby Union lock from New Zealand, is being held in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in the United Kingdom after a terrible neck injury he sustained on the 4th of January. Authorities have confirmed that he is stable, albeit still in intensive care. Fatialofa’s wife, Tatiana, updated ….

Stephen William Hansen Honoured

When Steve Hansen started receiving a salary from the Canterbury Rugby Football Union roughly 25 years ago, the chance of him receiving additional honours seemed remote, almost impossible. During the middle part of the 1990s, he was just another ambitious man trying to make his way in the Rugby coaching ….

NZ Cricket Must Make Sure Williamson Doesn’t Burn Out

Things are taking a worrying turn as Kane Williamson and his Black Caps keep falling short in Australia. Making them even more alarming are the concerns currently rising about how well the Kiwi superstar is handling his captaincy. Brendon McCullum is close with Williamson and has expressed doubts as to ….

Robinson Did New Zealand Proud at the FIS World Cup

New Zealand racer Alice Robinson managed to make a magnificent comeback on her second run at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom in Lienz, Austria. American Mikaela Shiffrin, World No. 1, claimed the 63rd victory of her career on the very same track that she earned her first ….

Ged Stokes Fall Ill in South Africa

Gerard Stokes, former Kiwi Rugby League International and father of England Cricket start Ben, has fallen seriously ill in South Africa. Ged, as the elder Stokes is fondly known, who is based in Christchurch, was admitted into a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, where he remains in a critical condition. Thus ….

Arteta Is Back at Arsenal as Manager

Former Midfielder Mikel Arteta is positive he’ll have his old football club, Arsenal, challenging for top honours again soon and has requested fans’ patience after becoming Head Coach on a contract extending 3 ½ years. He is replacing Unai Emery, a fellow Spaniard, who was fired in November. Arteta says ….