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Top female players to vie for a Black Ferns jersey in Possibles v Probables match

Black Ferns Head Coach Glenn Moore and his selectors have named the two teams for the Possibles v Probables match which kicks off the Black Ferns domestic season. The match will be played at North Harbour Stadium on the North Shore on 7 November with a family-friendly 2.05pm afternoon kick off, and all 52 players will be vying for a […]

Sotutu clinches his first start in the black jersey

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup and first Investec Tri Nations Test at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday 31 October. The matchday 23 features the selection of 2020 All Black Hoskins Sotutu at number eight in his first Test start, in for Ardie Savea, while loose […]

Blues add fourth All Blacks prop to ranks after signing Nepo Laulala

SOURCE: 1 NEWS The Blues’ front row is set for some fierce selection battles in 2021 with the Auckland franchise picking up its fourth All Black front rower in Nepo Laulala. The Blues announced this morning Laulala is heading north from the Chiefs on a two-year deal where he’ll link up with fellow All Blacks […]

Three Pasifika players to debut in All Blacks Bledisloe Cup test with Australia

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the opening Bledisloe Cup presented by Steinlager at Sky Stadium, Wellington, on Sunday 11 November. The matchday 23 is an exciting blend of experience and rising, young talent, with the selection of three new All Blacks on the bench: lock Tupou Vaa’i, loose forward Hoskins Sotutu and […]

Fight details revealed for Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa

Following months of speculation, New Zealand’s Duco Events has joined forces with Joseph Parker’s promoters Matchroom and Fa’s promoter DiBella Entertainment to finally make possible Joseph Parker versus Junior Fa, a globally televised heavyweight boxing event, live from Spark Arena, Auckland, on December 11 (NZ time). Touted as “the biggest fight in New Zealand boxing […]

Nu’u Taugavau: Star of Netflix series Last Chance U

Last Chance U is an American documentary series that looks at the world of college football. It features athletes who've had trouble in their lives and struggled to find purpose. Soana Aholelei caught up with fan favourite Samoan Nu'u Taugavau, who was brimming with pride after landing a scholarship at Murray State University.

The Wellington grandmother breaking powerlifting world records

Two years ago Ime Telea thought she’d try throwing some heavy tin around in the gym and quickly found that she was actually pretty good at powerlifting. The 48-year-old grandmother from Lower Hutt, Wellington recently set what could be Tokelau’s first sporting world record. Johnson raela with this story.

Father’s Day Series: Leeson Ah Mau

The Pasifika Medical Association sat down with rugby league star Leeson Au Mau as part of their new Father’s Day Series celebrating our Pacific dads. As a duo international rugby league player (New Zealand and Samoa), playing over 200 NRL games and appearing in two Rugby League World Cup tournaments – NZ Warriors player, Leeson […]

Rugby and Netball hit by Covid-19 restrictions

Source: RNZ Sunday’s finale to Super Rugby Aotearoa is in doubt with Auckland returning to Covid-19 Alert Level 3. The Government annnounced Tuesday night that Auckland will return to Alert Level 3 at midday Wednesday, following the discovery of four positive cases of Covid-19 in one South Auckland family. The rest of the country will […]