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.

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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.

Equal pay for women (soccer players): The Football Ferns score pay parity

The Football Ferns are about to get equal pay to the male All Whites when they represent New Zealand. It's a huge step for the sport, but will it lead to genuine equality across football?

Petition hits cricket commentator Debbie Hockley with a tidal wave of abuse

A petition has been set up calling for Debbie Hockley to be removed from the Sky cricket commentary team. The creator and every single commenter has been male. RNZ's Zoe George reports.

A new ad starring a top NZ rugby player reveals a stark double standard

Rebecca Wood is a force of nature in a striking new Rebel Sport commercial. But ‘how many lives you live is up to you’? Nah, not for female rugby players.

Israel Folau has Rugby Australia stuck between a stone tablet and a hard place

If Israel Folau really wants to stay in Australian rugby union, he’s got a funny way of showing it, writes Scotty Stevenson. Oh, and Rugby Australia is being played.

Watching for the love of the game

As the Hurricanes held off the Chiefs on Friday night, Scotty Stevenson had a chance to reflect on the simple joy of watching a game.

Good news! New Zealand actually won the Commonwealth Games

It might seem like New Zealand didn’t top the medal table at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but actually, we were the real winners.

In Auckland, rugby union’s got the blues

New Zealand Rugby needs its biggest city to be in love with rugby union. But, if last weekend is anything to go by, Auckland may be considering a love affair with that other rugby code. Can the Blues win over a jaded public?

The view from Cardiff: Joseph Parker is all class to the bitter end

Joseph Parker came up short in his bout against heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua this evening, but in doing so he might have won a bigger victory yet – that of class over crass. Don Rowe reports from Cardiff. 

A small revolution in our suburbs: the sports hub phenomenon

Away from the big metropolitan projects, local sport venues are getting a makeover

Can Sky TV survive losing the Rugby World Cup rights?

Can Sky TV survive if they lose the 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights? Radio New Zealand's Gyles Beckford analyses their position.