Jordie Barrett ‘not intoxicated‘

Jordie Barrett ‘not intoxicated‘

All Blacks utility back Jordie Barrett says he is not embarassed but disappointed in himself after police were called when he and a friend entered Dunedin flat by mistake in the early hours of Saturday morning. Jordie Barrett Photo: Photosport Hurricanes player Barrett and friend Sam Casey were questioned by police and released without charges after the incident, which occured after the Hurricances 30-14 Super Rugby loss to the Highlanders […]

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Ko gets reprieve at US Open

Ko gets reprieve at US Open

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has received a reprieve to barely make the cut at the US Open. Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko hits a drive. Photo: Photosport After a breakthrough win in late April and a top 10 finish at her next event, Ko produced a horror second round. The former world No 1 made six bogeys on her way to a five-over par on day two in Alabama, meaning […]

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Fired up Djokovic into last 16

Fired up Djokovic into last 16

Former champion Novak Djokovic proved the fires are still burning within as he spent nearly four hours battling past obdurate Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the fourth round of the French Open. Novak Djokovic. Photo: Photosport The 31-year-old Serb is still wrestling with his own game as much as the man across the net, but there was plenty of evidence in his 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 6-2 victory on Saturday […]

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Too much niggle in Highlanders-‘Canes clash

Too much niggle in Highlanders-‘Canes clash

Ben Smith. Photo: PHOTOSPORT Let‘s get one thing straight: for a variety of reasons but refereeing wasn‘t one of them. It‘s more accurate to put it down to a huge game by Tom Franklin, intelligent kicking by Lima Sopoaga and Aaron Smith, and the smart work of giving the ball to their dangerous wingers on the front foot. Not to forget the Hurricanes‘ complete inability to do the same for […]

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Strong-running Rebels too good for Blues

Strong-running Rebels too good for Blues

Centre Billy Meakes grabbed a brace in Auckland as the Rebels won a third straight match to move above the Waratahs to the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference. Matt Duffie Photo: Photosport The Waratahs can leapfrog back to the top if they beat the Reds later today in Brisbane. Meakes struck either side of halftime at Eden Park and fullback Dane Haylett-Petty also crossed as the Rebels got […]

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All Whites let lead slip

All Whites let lead slip

An inexperienced All Whites side have lost their opening game at the Intercontinental Cup in India, falling 2-1 to Kenya. All Whites midfielder Sarpreet Singh. Photo: Photosport New Zealand team led 1-nil when they opened the scoring late in the first half, teenage midfielder Sarpreet Singh putting his side ahead in Mumbai. But Kenya, at world No 111 ranked 22 places ahead of the Kiwi side, equalised right on the […]

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Crusaders outmuscle Chiefs to extend winning run

Crusaders outmuscle Chiefs to extend winning run

The Crusaders have outmuscled the Chiefs 34-20 in Hamilton and will head into the June international break on a 10-match winning streak. George Bridge Photo: Photosport The victory means the competition-leading Crusaders go into the international break with a nine-point cushion over the Hurricanes at the top of the New Zealand conference, and a 14-point lead over the Lions on the overall table. The Crusaders started with real intent, Heiden […]

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Griffin‘s comeback packs a punch

Griffin‘s comeback packs a punch

Northern Stars shooter Paula Griffin is following in her grandfather‘s fighting footsteps to ensure a successful domestic netball comeback Northern Stars shooter Paula Griffin Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz It‘s not often a former Silver Fern needs to work their way back into a domestic competition, but it‘s a challenge Paula Griffin has accepted. After a slow fade from netball grace after limited court time and injury woes, Griffin […]

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