• Warriors Goal Kicking Suspect Ahead of 2019 NRL Competition

    The New Zealand Warriors will simply have to adapt and find a new goal kicker. They will face the Telstra 2019 NRL Premiership competition without Shaun Johnson, who used the off-season to get a job with the Cronulla Sharks. They also saw Mason Lino depart, which leaves them almost entirely reliant on Issac Luke, holder … Keep Reading “Warriors Goal Kicking Suspect Ahead of 2019 NRL Competition”

  • Nowhere to Go but Up for 2019 NRL Parramatta Eels

    Michael Jennings has revealed his reasoning for not slipping out of Parramatta to Newcastle ahead of the 2019 Telstra NRL Premiership competition. The Eels finished fourth in 2017, then plunged to spooners in 2018, the victims, apparently, of some sort of toxic presence similar to the one that kept Gold Coast firmly rooted in the … Keep Reading “Nowhere to Go but Up for 2019 NRL Parramatta Eels”

  • New Zealand Could Potentially Lose Half its Thoroughbred Racing Venues

    New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing wields a heavy axe, it seems, and want to close 21 tracks. It is not in one fell blow, however, as NZTR’s plan is to reduce the number over the course of the next decade, from 48 to 27 by 2030. Beginning on August 1 of 2019, the governing body recommended … Keep Reading “New Zealand Could Potentially Lose Half its Thoroughbred Racing Venues”

  • Hey First XV Leave Them Kids Alone

    The journos who bleed Aussie, even without being cut, have been on the Demise of the All Blacks for a while now, but the bookies ain’t buyin’ it. No siree, not by a longshot. The futures market for World Cup 2019 are open and New Zealand is the top line bet. Ladbrokes has them at … Keep Reading “Hey First XV Leave Them Kids Alone”

  • Kiwi Teen Driving Sensation Wins in Toyota Racing Series

    What does a young Kiwi lad, too young to qualify for a full operator’s license to drive cars on the roads of New Zealand do in order to satisfy the need, the need for speed? He gets a seat in Formula 1, that is what. Liam Lawson is just 16 and may have designs on … Keep Reading “Kiwi Teen Driving Sensation Wins in Toyota Racing Series”

  • Former Black Cap Star and Rugby Stalwart Try Their Hands at Speedway

    A couple of New Zealand sports stars have found a new way to compete, following illustrious careers that came to a close due to the inescapable fact that at some point, the body no longer has the ability to compete. Such is the case with former Test stars Nathan Astle and Whetu Taewa. Taewa was … Keep Reading “Former Black Cap Star and Rugby Stalwart Try Their Hands at Speedway”

  • Kiwi Heavyweight Joe Parker Looking for British Payday

    The prospects for New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker in the coming year seem to focus on a rebuild. He lost his WBO title and lost two in a row during a difficult year until he knocked out Alexander Flores in a December bout in Christchurch. The heavyweight division has enjoyed a renaissance of late, Parker’s … Keep Reading “Kiwi Heavyweight Joe Parker Looking for British Payday”

  • All Blacks Without Steve Hansen Will be All Right

    Get while the gettin’ is good? The decision by Steve Hansen to move on after Rugby World Cup 2019 might be the strongest evidence to support the assertions of many experts that New Zealand is about to topple from the pinnacle it has enjoyed for so many years. The All Blacks have won 88 Tests … Keep Reading “All Blacks Without Steve Hansen Will be All Right”

  • Kiwi Cricketers Left in the Lurch by IPL

    As bad as we often felt during schoolyard pickup games, were we were often the last selected, we cannot imagine the chagrin that must be being felt by the Kiwi XI, none of whom were chosen during the Indian Premier League auction. The list of snubs is a long one. Former Black Caps captain Brendon … Keep Reading “Kiwi Cricketers Left in the Lurch by IPL”

  • Cricket Traditionalists Will Deal with Bat Flip in Lieu of Coin Toss

    Short format cricket is continuing to shake things up,abandoning tradition at seemingly every turn. The colourful kits, when everyone knows that only white is proper attire for bowls and wickets. Twenty20 is announcing that it will abandon the coin flip to determine who bats first in Big Bash League in Australia. The coin will be … Keep Reading “Cricket Traditionalists Will Deal with Bat Flip in Lieu of Coin Toss”