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Opinion: Is yoga a sport?

Posted 10:39am Saturday 8th October 2016 by Rosa Woods

Did you just mutter the words “no of course not” internally? Hey now, let's not jump to any conclusions. I know what you’re thinking; yoga is a leisure activity, it’s nothing more than an excuse for Lululemon clad fitspos to get together, stretch and do breathing Read more...

Opinion: Guardiola proving that the EPL is nothing special

Posted 10:36am Saturday 24th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

All too often the media portray the English Premier League as the toughest in the world, and that a player or manager’s career is not totally fulfilled if they do not prove themselves on a cold, rainy night in Stoke. Having won all eight competitive games so far, including five in the EPL, Pep Read more...

Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win first US Open

Posted 11:14am Saturday 17th September 2016 by Globa L.Warmin

World number three Stan Wawrinka has beaten out number one seed Novak Djokovic last week to take home the US open at Flushing Meadows.  Wawrinka ground out his first US Open trophy, and third Grand Slam Trophy after wearing down Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. By breaking in the final game Read more...

Opinion: Blackcaps should stop persevering with Martin Guptill

Posted 11:06am Saturday 17th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

The Blackcaps start their tour of India this week, hoping to improve on their disappointing performance in South Africa last month. They will play three tests and five ODIs over the next five weeks, before coming home to prepare for another long summer of cricket. Coach Mike Hesson has said that it Read more...

Sir Gordon Tietjens calls quits on stellar career

Posted 11:00am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Hugh Baird

Sir Gordon Tietjens has finally called stumps as coach of the New Zealand Sevens team, after an unprecedented 22 years behind the reins. During his time as coach, Sir Gordon led the side to four Commonwealth gold medals, two Rugby World Cup Sevens titles and 12 World Rugby Sevens Series Read more...

Opinion: Warriors prove their consistency

Posted 10:55am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

This was supposed to be the year that the Warriors finally turned it around and made a serious push at not only the playoffs, but also at the NRL title. Yet, following the conclusion of their embarrassing 40-18 loss to Parramatta last weekend, the Warriors found themselves out of the playoffs for Read more...

Opinion: Has the All Blacks dominance made international rugby less exciting?

Posted 10:50am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Sean Nugent

Former England footballer Gary Lineker once said “football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Applied to the All Blacks, Lineker’s quote fits like a glove. I’m sure plenty of opposition have walked off the park Read more...

Flying Fijians make nation proud —A Fijian perspective

Posted 10:45am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Otessa Tuisila

Every athlete's dream is to compete amongst the best of the best at the Olympic games with the opportunity to showcase their skills on the world stage, stepping out onto the track, plank or field as an equal. All competitors, whether representing big nations or the smaller islands, have the same Read more...

Opinion: New Zealand’s Olympic performance satisfactory, but not ground-breaking

Posted 10:59am Sunday 21st August 2016 by Sean Nugent

Whether it was the overhyping of the media, or failure to perform on the biggest stage, I think it’s fair to say that New Zealand’s performance at the Olympics so far has been a bit underwhelming. At the time of writing, New Zealand has eight medals, consisting of two gold and six Read more...

Otago possible contenders

Posted 10:56am Sunday 21st August 2016 by Hugh Baird

The Mitre 10 Cup kicked off over the weekend, with Otago taking on the neighbours from over the border, Southland. Whilst the game took place after Critic went to print, we’re praying that the team managed a win and are nursing a solid hangover this morning.  The Otago team named this Read more...

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