A nation rooted in sport and leisure traditions
Rugby is the unofficial national sport of New Zealand and if you have ever watched a match, it is not hard to understand why. The fast pace of the game coupled with the strategy, strength and endurance needed to succeed means that
Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini has been honoured as Te Pou Hapai Wahine, the female flagbearer, for the New Zealand Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympics.
The 28-year-old leader was presented the kākahu (cloak) from Ranui Ngarimu at an emotional ceremony with her team and family in Tauranga before flying
Take a hard-won turnover, add some Hoskins Sotutu pizzazz and a desperate dive by replacement flanker Blake Gibson, and you have a game securing try for the Blues to secure the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman title beating the Highlanders 23–15 at Eden Park on Saturday.
But it was a close-run thing,
Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon has one prize already wrapped up before Saturday's Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final against the Blues in Auckland, but it's the second that would mean most.
He will run out for his 100th game for the side, but the prize of the Super Rugby title would cap
Five weeks of entertaining Trans-Tasman rugby and we’re down to our top two sides – the Blues and Highlanders. The Blues have gone 18 years without a Super Rugby title. The Highlanders last won in 2015. Who will come out on top as the inaugural Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman champions