Sean Wainui 'made the Māori All Blacks more Māori'

Members of the rugby fraternity joined mourners at Te Wainui Marae near Gisborne for Sean Wainui’s tangi.

Whitelock to captain All Blacks against USA, Cane returns on bench

The All Blacks are preparing to go up against the United States on Sunday in Washington DC.

Phoenix elevate two rookies for A-League campaign

Untried youngsters Kurtis Mogg and George Ott, who turned 20 on Friday, have been handed one-year deals.

Sean Wainui's whānau thank people for 'love and generosity' ahead of tangi

The late rugby star's tangi will be held on Sunday, October 24.

Wayne Bennett to coach NRL expansion team

Bennett has signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins before their maiden campaign in 2023.


Former Black Stick Shane McLeod returns to NZ as Auckland coach

McLeod has been coaching the Belgium men’s hockey team for the past six years.

Whakarewarewa Rugby Club pays tribute to Sean Wainui with passionate haka

Wainui played for the club alongside fellow Chiefs star Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi.

Decision to deny tangi exemptions for some of Sean Wainui's whānau defended

Deputy PM Grant Robertson and Dr Ashley Bloomfield addressed the issue on Thursday.

Ellis enjoying part in rugby's growing presence in US

The former All Black plays for Rugby United New York in the Major League Rugby competition.

Sean Wainui's whānau, friends perform haka for his wife, children

Chiefs CEO Michael Collins opened up about the loss of the young rugby player.

Ex-Australian opening batsman Michael Slater arrested

Officers began investigating on Tuesday after receiving reports of an alleged domestic violence incident.

Boks lose de Klerk, Kolbe for end-of-year tour

Prop Frans Malherbe and flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit were also missing from the 32-man group for tests in Wales, Scotland and England.

Djokovic may miss Australian Open due to vaccine status

Victoria has imposed a vaccine mandate for professional athletes, and Djokovic has refused to reveal his vaccination status.


Addington Cup Week to go ahead without crowds for first time in 117 years

Organisers had hoped the South Island would have dropped in alert levels in time for the event.


Emotional Codie Taylor says All Blacks hurting at Sean Wainui's shock death

There are heavy hearts in the All Blacks camp after the death of the Chiefs star in a car crash.

Irish bowler claims remarkable four wickets in four balls at T20 World Cup

Curtis Campher is just the third bowler to achieve the feat in a T20 international.

Black Caps lose T20 World Cup warm-up match to Australia

Australia chased down the 158 runs NZ set in the final over.

Tributes flow for Sean Wainui after tragic death

The Chiefs and Māori All Blacks star is being remembered by the rugby world.

Rugby star Sean Wainui dies in car crash near Tauranga

Wainui, 25, represented Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Blacks.

Premier League players alert referee to sick fan in stands, match halted for 20 minutes

It was a dramatic moment as Newcastle lost their first match under their new Saudi ownership.

David Fusitu'a set to leave Warriors for Leeds Rhinos

The NZ club have reportedly agreed to release the 27-year-old to play in the Super League.


Kiwi motocross champ Courtney Duncan eyes third world title

The 25-year-old has taken the overall lead going into the final round in Italy.


Steve Hansen reveals 'unique' place he watched his horse win world's richest race

Nature Strip took out the $15 million Everest race in Sydney on Saturday.


Ngāti Porou East Coast end 54-game losing streak with All Black influence

Ma'a Nonu and Hosea Gear came off the bench with a healthy lead already established.


Rowing royalty takes up coaching gig at Christchurch high school

Olympic coach Gary Hay says it is good to be back coaching at the grassroots level.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck got vaccinated to protect young family, teammates

Tuivasa-Sheck hasn't made his Auckland debut due to lockdown.

Boxer David Nyika heading to UK to join Parker, Fury camp

The Tokyo bronze medallist is willing to stay in the UK until next year's Commonwealth Games.

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu says family recovering well from attack

Kefu said their physical wounds have pretty much healed but his wife's movement was still limited.

Phoenix to train in Sydney, hope for NZ return in January

The Phoenix are hoping they can return to playing in Wellington in 2022.

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