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Argentina deals to Black Caps

Wellington New Zealand has crumbled in the second half to lose the opening women's hockey test against Argentina 4-0 in Buenos Aires. The world No 4 Black Sticks were holding firm following a scoreless first half this morning but the dam burst when Maria Granatto scored midway through the third quarter. Fellow striker Delfina Merino doubled the margin before teenager Julieta Jankunas...

Taurua to host Diamonds before games

Sydney The Australian Diamonds Commonwealth Games team will polish their preparation for the 2018 games on the Gold Coast alongside New Zealand coach Noeline Taurua at Sunshine Coast Lightning headquarters in March. The team of 12 will travel to Mooloolaba on Wednesday, March 28 before returning to the Village on Sunday, April 1, joining the wider Australian Commonwealth Games team. The move...

Browning to take on the ‘big boys’

Chris Tobin Greymouth stockcar racer Kurt Browning is venturing into the unknown this week but he is excited by the prospect and looking forward to it The 22-year-old engineer travels to Gisborne today to contest the New Zealand Stockcar Championships on Friday and Saturday. More than 150 of the country best drivers are taking part, with only five from the South Island. "I've...

Zoi nails it in medal chase

Pyeongchang New Zealand snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has emerged as a medal threat after landing a backside 900 to qualify for the Winter Olympics big air final. The 16-year-old qualified fifth for Friday's 12-woman medal round after her second jump was awarded 92 points in PyeongChang, putting her briefly in the lead. Sadowski-Synnott, who missed the slopestyle final last week, sat 11th after...

Bennett sticks with England for another two years

London Wayne Bennett has agreed a new two-year deal to remain as England head coach, the Rugby Football League has announced. The length of Bennett's new contract suggests he will not lead England into the next World Cup in 2021, when he will be 71. The RFL says the Brisbane Broncos coach will be eligible to lead the British Lions on their...

Hunt barred from Reds training

Sydney Karmichael Hunt will not be permitted to resume training with the Queensland Reds despite dodging a conviction for drug possession. The 31-year-old's future remains in the hands of Rugby Australia, which says it has "resumed" an investigation into his conduct after prosecutors dropped a cocaine charge against him in court yesterday. A statement from Rugby Australia said Hunt would continue his...

Ngatai, Cane to co-captain Chiefs

Hamilton The Chiefs have named stalwarts Charlie Ngatai and Sam Cane as their co-captains for the upcoming 2018 Super Rugby season. Cane has shared the role with Aaron Cruden over the past two campaigns before the first-five departed for France last year. Ngatai has captained both the Maori All Blacks and Taranaki under new Chiefs coach Colin Cooper, who had no hesitation...

Black Caps coach defends tri-series quicks

Auckland Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has sought to take the pressure off his struggling death bowlers by saying all three of his Twenty20 tri-series quicks have toiled throughout the tournament. Deploying Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult and Tim Southee in the latter stages of England's innings on Sunday, the New Zealanders shipped 61 runs in four overs. Those expensive overs ultimately helped...

Returning Breakers key for NBL finals

Sydney New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare rejected suggestions his team was happy to finish fourth and take on minor premiers Melbourne United in the NBL semi-finals. The Breakers would have faced second-placed Adelaide if they had finished third, but season-ending losses to Illawarra and Sydney means they will square off with the championship favourites in a best of three semi-final...

Speed skaters in to semi-finals

Pyeongchang New Zealand speed skaters Peter Michael, Shane Dobbin and Reyon Kay are through to the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics team pursuit. The trio finished fourth in the qualification round yesterday, holding off Japan by 0.44 seconds to book a semi-final against pacesetters South Korea. New Zealand will head into the contest as underdogs after the hosts smoked the field to...
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