A win is not enough for Joseph Parker in London

Joseph Parker’s future in boxing demands a career-high performance this weekend, writes Don Rowe.

At long last, the NRL is waking up to the Pacific’s rugby league potential

The NRL’s International Rugby League proposals are a sign that they’re finally waking up to the potential of giving Pacific Island nations something serious to play for.

A brief history of the Auckland Blues

Even in New Zealand, where we're awesome at playing rugby, one team always has to be the worst. For the last 10 years, that team has been the Auckland Blues.

One on one with teenage basketball star Charlisse Leger-Walker

In which a current MVP is made to play against a former benchwarmer.

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Yarrow escape: a reprieve for Taranaki’s beloved stadium

Good news for the rugby lovers of Taranaki: their temple will remain open after all.

For the love of the game: a Kiwi ref goes to the gay rugby World Cup

The Bingham Cup, known as the 'gay rugby World Cup', took place in Amsterdam earlier this month. Aucklander Jack Cottrell was there as a referee – until a devastating injury reminded him that rugby can be as cruel as it is beautiful.

Wipe out: Is the tide finally going out on sexism in surfing?

Surfing is having its own #MeToo moment and the reckoning is long past due, surfer Trevor McKewen explains. 

Could a NZ South Africans XI beat the rest of the Black Caps?

The number of South African born cricketers contracted in New Zealand has now cracked the required number for a full team.

To the woman who crapped all over God Defend New Zealand: You’re my hero

God Defend New Zealand is terrible. It got exactly what it deserved, argues Jamie Wall for RNZ.

Kiwi soccer fans on the FIFA World Cup

Isn't it interesting how New Zealanders suddenly remember they're football fans just as the World Cup begins?

Joseph Parker puts himself back in the title chase

In today's cheat sheet, Joseph Parker is heading back to the UK to rejoin the hunt for the heavyweight title. 

Of course NFL players would dominate world rugby

An ESPN writer caused an uproar when he suggested America would be the best at rugby if they tried. Madeleine Chapman agrees.

Isa Nacewa: almost an All Black, a Leinster legend instead

Isa Nacewa hung up his boots yesterday after leading his beloved Leinster to Champions Cup and Pro14 Glory. It has been a remarkable career for a man who deserves to be known for so much more than not playing for the All Blacks.

In praise of the Heritage Hotel, home of the All Blacks

Scotty Stevenson pays tribute to the charms of Auckland's Heritage Hotel, where the new All Black squad was announced over the weekend.

SBW: I love rugby – but there are far more important things in life

Is hype around the All Blacks out of all proportion in this country? Alex Braae went to the first squad naming of the year to see just how big a deal it all is, and talk to a player with a unique perspective on it all.

Scotty Stevenson: Ben Lam is good enough to make the All Blacks

Hurricanes winger Ben Lam has been a revelation this season, but looks unlikely to be in the All Black’s thinking for June. Scotty Stevenson discusses the reasons why, and what it says about how tough it is to make the team.