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Much More Respect Needed For Women's Rugby

Posted 5:40pm Sunday 13th August 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

When someone says New Zealand, what do you think of? Kiwis, probably; perhaps pavlova – well depending on which side of the fierce which-country-did-pavlova-come-from battle between New Zealand and Australia you fall on; Jandals? Pineapple lumps? At the end of the day, New Zealand is known for Read more...

Pirates Women 27 – 10 Varsity Women

Posted 10:55am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

Last Saturday the two top women’s rugby teams, University and Pirates, battled it out for the championship trophy at St Clair’s Kettle Park. The conditions were very blustery and the wind added a considerable chill factor as well as an extra challenge for the players. Both teams lined up Read more...

Mitre 10 Cup Preview: Otago Rugby

Posted 10:51am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Charlie Hantler

Last Season: Lost in Championship final to North Harbour (14-17).   Players to Watch: Vilimoni Koroi: The fleet-footed outside back has already made a name for himself fresh out of Fielding High School for the New Zealand Sevens team and is a real scoop for Otago. Expect to see him Read more...

Is Sky TV About to Be a Thing of the Past for Sports Broadcasting?

Posted 11:49am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Charlie Hantler

Yesterday, on 2 August, the sports broadcasting landscape changed permanently, as Amazon outbid Sky TV in the UK for the rights to tennis’s ATP World Tour. The biggest event in tennis outside of the four Grand Slams, it is believed that the e-commerce titan paid NZ$17.8 million for the rights. Read more...

The G.O.A.T Series – Men’s Athletics

Posted 11:32am Sunday 30th July 2017 by Charlie Hantler

As they enter the starting blocks, the three men glance at each other. One exudes swagger, confidence and sheer superiority as he extends his perfectly sculpted arms into an arrow. He nods to the crowd in acknowledgement. He is the entertainer. The second has faced trial and tribulation; he was told Read more...

“No One Man Should Have All That Power” – Football Agents and Their Dangerous Message

Posted 11:28am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Charlie Hantler

“And here comes Hurst! He's got... Some people are on the pitch! They think it's all over! It is now, it's four!” The scene is the mid-1960s, as Geoff Hurst famously scored in extra-time to put England 4-2 up against West Germany and seal their one and only World Cup. Read more...

Teams I Hate And Why You Should Hate Them Too #2 – The Golden State Warriors

Posted 11:49am Sunday 16th July 2017 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...

Twelve Years On From a Series Whitewash, the Lions Could Make History

Posted 12:44pm Sunday 9th July 2017 by Joe Higham

As the Saturday of the final match of the 2017 British and Irish Lions approaches at breakneck speed, (mainly) Lions and (surprisingly) All Blacks fans alike will be feeling the nerves associated with a test-series decider. The Lions last won a test series against the All Blacks in 1971 (2-1) Read more...

The G.O.A.T. Series Part Two: Women’s Edition

Posted 11:37am Sunday 28th May 2017 by Charlie Hantler

Following on from the men’s edition, we now turn our focus in on the women’s sport and their greats. Names such as Venus and Serena Williams, Flo-Jo and Irene van Dyk spring to mind, due to their sheer dominance of their codes, but they have plenty of competition for their respective Read more...

Teams I Hate and Why You Should Hate Them Too #1: Liverpool FC

Posted 11:22am Sunday 21st May 2017 by Charlie Hantler

Everyone has sports teams they love, for me these are Otago, the mighty Highlanders, the Black Caps, Manchester United, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I thoroughly enjoy cracking open a Speight’s, putting my feet up and watching them do their thing. It really is a great time. However, like Read more...

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