The Northern Mystics have paid a special tribute to the late Kingi Taurua who passed away two days ago. Ahead of the Auckland franchise match against the Tactix in the ANZ Premiership Netball competition, the team reflected on Mr. Taurua’s daughter Noeline who assisted the club in previous years.
Former Black Ferns captain is encouraged by the recent announcement that 28 women players will receive semi-professional contracts from the NZRU.
Kurt Baker of Ngāpuhi has been named co-captain with Sione Molia in the All Blacks NZ Sevens men's team as they prepare to head off to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London.
The third-placed Warriors have a crucial NRL match-up against the fourth place South Sydney Rabbitohs this weekend. A win this weekend keeps the NZ side in the top four, however, a loss could see them slip out for the first time this season.
Boxer Shay Brock is putting everything on the line against Bowyn Morgan at former boxer Shane Cameron's boxing event next month in Auckland. Both fighters have put their titles on the line, Brock is the NZPBA Super Welterweight champ and Morgan the IBO Oceania Super Welterweight champ.
Steel defender Te Huinga Selby-Rickit played her part in the Southern Steel's 56-52 defeat of the Mystics last night in Invercargill, helping the team to remain second on the ANZ Premiership leader board.
Crusaders Richie Mo'unga is soaking up as much knowledge as possible this week in the All Blacks. The 23-year-old first five eight says he is doing everything he can to show coaches he deserves his spot in the squad.
UFC fighter, Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker has been called-up to one of the biggest UFC cards of the year in a match against Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, Gilbert Burns to be held in Las Vegas.