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Varsity Comes Out Top of Rugby Premiership

Posted 10:07pm Sunday 19th August 2018 by Joel MacManus

The Otago University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) has continued its run as the winningest rugby club in New Zealand, picking up three senior grade championships. The Women’s Senior A team had the strongest season of any senior team in any grade, going undefeated in 10 games, with an average Read more...

Gina Crampton

Posted 7:20pm Thursday 19th July 2018 by Charlie Hantler

Southern Steel Wing Attack/Centre Gina Crampton came to Dunedin to study P.E. in 2010 and made her way into the Southern Steel as a replacement player in 2012.  Crampton set herself apart with her speed, drive off the line, and feeding ability to solidify her position in the Steel’s Read more...

Critic Reviews The World Cup

Posted 5:40pm Thursday 12th July 2018 by Charlie Hantler

By the time of publishing, all of the English fans will finally have shut the fuck up, as football is not coming home. Harry Kane will continue to be a mouth-breathing peasant, Jordan Henderson will be back to being robbed on a daily basis in Liverpool, and Neymar will almost have finished rolling Read more...

How To: Talk Sports With Your Dad

Posted 6:03pm Thursday 17th May 2018 by Charlie Hantler

Your dad is old, I mean really old. It’s just one of the facts of life. Here are the facts of life, by the way: Your dad is old  Everybody fucking hates the Chiefs.  But back to your dad. He’s old. It’s not his fault that he’s old, but he is Read more...

Should Sportspeople Be Role Models?

Posted 11:11pm Friday 11th May 2018 by Charlie Hantler

There’s been some pretty shitty stuff happening in sports recently. David Warner, Israel Folau, Conor McGregor and Steve Smith are just a few of the names that have made the headlines, and it’s forcing us to bring out that tired old cliché “the spirit of the Read more...

Freshers Do Sport, Critic Makes Up Results

Posted 8:24pm Thursday 19th April 2018 by Joel MacManus

The season kicked off last Saturday for the turgid, semi-competitive shambles that is the inter-college sports league. Critic did not send a reporter down to watch any of the games, because if we wanted to watch a whole lot of sweaty freshers yell and bump into each other, we’d just go to Read more...

Why I Hope Joseph Parker Loses

Posted 11:21pm Thursday 22nd March 2018 by Charlie Hantler

On April 1 this year, plenty of people will be made to look like fools all over the world, but none more so than the big kiwi, Joseph Parker. He’s almost certainly going to lose to a far better opponent, and I am thrilled about that. Not because of Joseph himself, but because of his piece of Read more...

Teams I Hate and Why You Should Hate Them Too: The Golden State Warriors

Posted 10:12pm Thursday 15th March 2018 by Charlie Hantler

Fuck Draymond Green This could very easily be an article in itself. The man sits on stage alongside the likes of Steve Smith, Quade Cooper, Bernard Tomic and Justin Gatlin for the most hateable person in sports, and he probably takes out the prize. Affectionate Warriors ‘fans’ Read more...

Landers Get The Job Done At The Glasshouse

Posted 10:12pm Friday 9th March 2018 by Charlie Hantler

Highlanders 33 (Squire, A. Smith (2), Naholo, Whitelocktries; Sopoaga 4 conversions), Stormers 15 (Van Zyl, Willemse tries; Marais conversion, penalty)     Getting into the third week of the year, the Freshers were starting to Read more...

Black Caps Hold Down The Fortress

Posted 9:16pm Thursday 8th March 2018 by Charlie Hantler

New Zealand 339 for 5 (Taylor 181*, Latham 71) beat England 335 for 9 (Bairstow 138, Root 102, Sodhi 4-58) by five wickets   You know those moments in childhood when you’d rock on down to the local dairy and nab a dollar mix, and the feeling you’d get Read more...

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