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...

10 Aggressively Bold Sports Predictions For 2018

Posted 4:34pm Saturday 24th February 2018 by Charlie Hantler

It’s a true pleasure to be bringing you the shittiest sports chat in the country for another year. It’s been a huge summer for sport, with Fed confirming himself as the men’s tennis GOAT, the Black Caps pasting some mediocre opposition, and the big dogs in leagues such as the NBA Read more...

Kabbadi for Dummies

Posted 11:43am Sunday 8th October 2017 by Charlie Hantler

One of the greatest sports of all-time has burst onto the world scene in recent years. Every year around June the sporting world gets really shit - The NBA, NFL and NHL are all in their off-seasons, while baseball is enjoying its stupid mid-year break. All us sports nuts are stuck with two options Read more...

When Does Super Become Anything But?

Posted 10:32am Saturday 30th September 2017 by Charlie Hantler

“In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”   On 8 July 2010, LeBron James altered the NBA landscape. Not in any minor way – he does that on a daily basis, but in a significant way that we are Read more...

Farah Palmer Cup Kicks Off With Canterbury Winning 20-7

Posted 11:36am Sunday 17th September 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

The provincial women’s rugby competition, the Farah Palmer Cup, kicked off last week. The Otago Spirit team took on Canterbury at Linfield Park in Christchurch at noon on Sunday the 3rd. Fortunately the morning rain had cleared by the time the game started. Supporters packed the sideline, Read more...

Critic Previews the English Premier League

Posted 11:10am Sunday 20th August 2017 by Charlie Hantler

As John Terry embraced Antonio Conte and hoisted the trophy high in May this year, many thought this was the beginning of a legacy. Chelsea had all-but walked the league after the charismatic Italian, Conte, altered their formation to 3-5-2, a month into what was starting to be a worrying campaign. 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...

Sage Advice | Sports

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 6th August 2017 by Mat Clarkson

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” - Michael Jordan   This question comes from a loyal reader: “To Sage Advice – we all know there are honourable and dishonourable acts in the world of sports. What are some of these, and how can we all become better human Read more...

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