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All Blacks live updates: Ian Foster survives as coach, Joe Schmidt elevated in coaching setup

All Blacks live updates: Ian Foster survives as coach, Joe Schmidt elevated in coaching setup

Ian Foster has survived as All Blacks head coach, with the NZ Rugby board hailing the team’s “magnificent” weekend win in South Africa. Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been elevated in the coaching set-up and will now lead the All Blacks’ attack, NZ Rugby told reporters today after a board meeting. The “unanimous” board …

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Rugby league: Epic grand final shows TRL’s breakaway from ‘dead zonal structure’ thriving

Former Warrior’s coach turned radio broadcaster Tony Kemp, with former NZRL chair, Selwyn Bennett at the 2022 TRL Grand Final at the weekend. Photo/Myjanne Jensen After its epic grand final event at the weekend, the intensity and passion for the Far North breakaway league “rebel competition” has proven it’s very much alive and well. Since …

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Whanganui rugby: McFall Fuel Whanganui Development XV have good day out against King Country Development side

Whanganui coach Danny Tamehana has been happy with the turn-out of players so far this season. Photo / Supplied An engaged and eager McFall Fuel Whanganui Development XV made a strong start to their five-game program with a 39-19 win over King Country Development at Spriggens Park on Saturday. The home side made a good …

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NPC rugby: Auckland overcome Southland, fire alarm, in bizarre match

Fans evacuate the grandstand during a fire emergency. Photo / Photosport When Auckland traveled to Invercargill’s Rugby Park, neither Southland nor the ground’s fire alarm could prevent them from leaving with their third win of the National Provincial Championship season. Auckland saw off a tough challenge at the end of their three-match “storm week”, claiming …

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Boxing: ‘They’re so worried’ – Joseph Parker likely to have to beat Joe Joyce twice with one-sided rematch clause in bout agreement

Sport 11 Aug, 2022 03:00 AM4 minutes to read Joseph Parker is set to fight Joe Joyce at Manchester Arena in late September. Photo / Photosport If Joseph Parker beats Joe Joyce in late September, there’s every chance he will have to do it again before the year is through. After months of negotiations, the …

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Taupō-Nui-A-Tia College girls’ rugby team says Chiefs Manawa competition was a privilege

Taupō-Nui-A-Tia College’s girls’ 1st XV rugby team in training kits sponsored by Harcourts. Photo / Supplied Taupō-Nui-A-Tia College’s girls’ 1st XV rugby team had a blast taking part in an inaugural competition, and are proud of the development they have experienced throughout. Chiefs Manawa is a new competition developed by Roger Hodgson from Hamilton Girls’ …

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Boxing champ Zak Martin’s Shortland Street role ‘a silver lining’

The champion boxer missed out on the Commonwealth Games but landed his dream role. Photo / Supplied Not many doctors prepare for surgery with a bout of boxing, but that’s what Zak Martin can often be found doing while getting into character as Dr Rahu Parata on Shortland Street. “I shadow-box in a corner before …

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Rugby: Canterbury make dominant start to National Provincial Championship with big win over Manawatū

Canterbury were too strong for Manawatū in the opening NPC fixture of the season. Photo / Photosport Canterbury 62Manawatu 15 Canterbury have made a big statement in the opening game of the National Provincial Championship, dispatching Manawatū 62-15 in Palmerston North. Coming into the competition as one of the favorites to take it out, the …

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