This Thursday the NZ Men's Invitational side will meet the Silver Ferns in a world-first clash at Auckland's Pulman Arena. Reporter Moana Makapelu Lee caught up with the team at their training camp earlier this week.
The inspirational story of former Blues player Matt Johnson. After three heart surgeries, he almost died two months ago. Johnson and partner Taylah share his survival tale on Sky Sport's The Breakdownhttp://www.sky.co.nz/ Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/skysportnz Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/skysportnz Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/skysportnz
After working with and mentoring many of New Zealand's finest athletes, Sione Faumuinā realised their stories and experiences held a wealth of knowledge. He's created Athlete Empire, an online platform full of motivational and educational content from Kiwi sporting superstars. With the Covid-19 outbreak, Sione believes "there will be a big shift to virtual workspaces and digital online learning".
Cook Islander Elle Temu is earmarked as a player to watch out for when the ANZ Premiership resumes later this year. The Central Pulse Defender has been training alongside her partner and Warriors player Isaiah Papali'i during lockdown, a move that's seen her get fitter. Johnson Raela with this story.
The Kau To'a were in high demand during the post-match press conferences at Eden Park. Here's significant snippets from the Tongan sheds...
It was a sellout rugby crowd at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton over the weekend. Samoa qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in their second match, while the All Blacks delivered a 60-13 victory against Fiji.Our reporter Hanalei Foliaki got in amongst the fans.
The Kau To'a spoiled the return of Great Britain with a 14-6 victory in Hamilton on the weekend. After weeks of controversy, they are hoping their triumph against the Lions will win back the hearts and minds of dissented fans, as the team look forward to their next challenge, the Australian Kangaroos.
The Papatoetoe Ravens is a Manukau-based junior rugby team who have been invited to tour England, Wales and France next year in what will be a NZ junior rugby first in collaboration with Global Games NZ & Global Games France.Between rugby matches, the Ravens will also get to experience a cultural exchange with a French school, visit Twickenham Stadium and a day trip to war memorial sites in Lille.You can donate to the Papatoetoe Ravens U12R French Rugby Tour here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/papatoetoe-ravens-u12r-2020-french-rugby-tour
Fans were in high spirits as they cheered on their Pacific Island home nations.