Sonny Bill ready to help the Kiwis

Sonny Bill Williams says he is ready to help his New Zealand “brothers” defend the rugby league World Cup, despite not being picked in the Kiwis squad. The 28-year-old dual international performed a u-turn on Tuesday when he informed coach Stephen Kearney of his availability for the tournament beginning later this month. It came just … [Read the full story]

New Zealand panic buys Marmite

They say you either love Marmite or you hate it – and it seems Kiwis can’t get enough of it after low supplies of the sticky substance sparked ‘Marmageddon’ fears in New Zealand. New Zealanders have taken the impending shortage extremely seriously, with fans hoarding jars of the stuff before it runs out. Stockists have … [Read the full story]

Kangaroos smash Kiwis at proper rugby

Australia limbered up for the Four Nations Rugby league campaign with a dominant performance, brushing aside New Zealand 42-6 in Newcastle on Sunday. On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, the Kangaroos took advantage of the dry conditions at Ausgrid Stadium to rip through the world champions, with debutante Akuila Uate, Darius Boyd and Chris Lawrence each … [Read the full story]

We don’t want Kiwi hugs, we embrace the rivalry

Trans-Tasman rivalry was temporarily forgotten as the Wallabies arrived at Nelson Airport to find themselves swamped by enthusiastic locals offering hugs. With the Rugby World Cup 2011 well under way, Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio had declared Wednesday ‘Hug an Aussie Day’ and encouraged his community to literally embrace visiting Australians in an effort to help … [Read the full story]

The Haka is losing its potency in the World Cup

New Zealand’s haka is in danger of losing its impact because it’s being performed too often at the Rugby World Cup, warns South Africa coach Peter de Villiers. The eye-rolling, chest slapping Maori challenge has been performed by the All Blacks before Test matches since 1905, becoming an integral part of the international rugby landscape. But … [Read the full story]

Players could earn shit-loads if Australia v New Zealand test goes ahead

The reason a hybrid game involving the Wallabies and Kangaroos has never eventuated is that neither John O’Neill nor David Gallop wants to run the risk of losing. Which is why a Sydney promoter has come up with the idea of merging the best Australian union and league talent into one side to play the … [Read the full story]

Big-hearted Kiwis win Four Nations final over Kangaroos

The Kiwis grabbed a last minute try in an amazing game which sealed the win for New Zealand over fierce rivals Australia in the Four Nations final in Brisbane. Despite the Kiwis trailing for much of the game they were never out of it, and were 12-6 behind with 10 minutes to go before tries … [Read the full story]

‘All in it together’ – Rememberance Day

I was alive and lived through the World War 2 and we have to remember just how much Australia gave of itself during two wars, when war was declared and the free world joined together to fight for survival. Who do you think was first to back up the Motherland? Not wait for months or … [Read the full story]

Kangaroos ready to take on the Kiwis

Australia coach Tim Sheens insists selecting Todd Carney and Darius Boyd for Saturday’s Four Nations rugby league clash with New Zealand is form-related, and not just to rest captain Darren Lockyer and Billy Slater. Carney and Boyd replace Lockyer and Slater at five eighth and fullback respectively, and are two of seven changes named in … [Read the full story]

Butt finally pulls finger out against the old bill

So, Pakistan captain Salim Butt has lead his country to a resounding victory over the old bill, England to level the series at 1 vindalo each.  After the end of play England selectors were over heard talking to past players Eddie the eagle and Gladstone pull your head in Small to see if they could bolster … [Read the full story]