Rugby Union

All Black Kaino fends off accusations of dirty play

The All Blacks have continued to fight off questions about intentionally targeting British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray in the first test with loose forward Jerome Kaino repeating the team's denial on Tuesday.<p>Lions coach Warren Gatland stoked the fire on Sunday when he said he thought the …

British and Irish Lions

Half-naked dude patiently sitting at the game just wants to streak

<i>*** This video is NSFW ***</i><p>Look, streaking isn't all about running onto a sports field stark naked. There's a real art to the preparation too.<p>As you'll see from a streaker at a rugby match between the New Zealand All Blacks vs. British and Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday. The man, dressed in …

New Zealand All Blacks

Five players who put their hand up for selection against the All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions let a 14-point lead slip as the Hurricanes fought back to earn a deserved draw in Wellington.<p>With the second Test is on …

British and Irish Lions

Lions v Hurricanes, player ratings in Wellington - who has pushed their case for inclusion in second Test?

Sport (UK)

The Complete Guide To Understanding Rugby

Rugby union is the closest sporting equivalent to a demolition derby. Why are they lifting each other up in the air? Why was that not a penalty for …

Sports

How did the Lions let slip a winning position and what is the point of a bench if you don't want to use it?

What's the point of the Welsh cavalry?<p>Warren Gatland courted controversy when he brought in a handful of Welsh players to bolster his squad based on geography rather than ability. Against the Hurricanes, he put them all on the bench... and didn't use a single one.<p>This was a sensational game of …

Warren Gatland

British Lions vs New Zealand first Test: All Blacks player ratings - RealSport

The All Blacks beat the Lions through their standard route. Their bench depth is the envy of the world and they just wore the tourists down in the …

New Zealand All Blacks

Lions fan offered a bed for the night in New Zealand is stunned when he finds it's home of two All Blacks stars

British and Irish Lions fan Alex Edwards was stunned when the offer of a place to stay for the night turned out to be the home of two All Blacks …

British and Irish Lions

Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman, Isaiah Thomas Bare All for ESPN Body Issue

NFL players Ezekiel Elliott and Julian Edelman, NBA great Isaiah Thomas and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki are among the famous athletes who have …

New Zealand All Blacks

Betting: Germany & England lag far behind Under-21 Euros favourites Spain

The European Under-21 Championships has reached the knockout stage and our tipster takes a look at the four nations still bidding for glory in Poland<p>The European Under-21 Championships has reached the final four - and fans can look forward to a superb semi-final line-up.<p>England meet Germany in what …

FIFA

New Zealand win America's Cup with overwhelming victory over Oracle USA

Underdog Emirates Team New Zealand win match 7-1 Auld Mug returns to Auckland for first time since 2003<p>Peter Burling is the youngest ever America’s Cup winning helmsman after steering New Zealand to the 35th edition of the greatest prize in world sailing.<p>Emirates Team New Zealand completed the …

Sailing

This music video reminds us just how different New Zealand's 1995 America's Cup win looked

How awesome was 1995 though?<p>New Zealand captured the America's Cup championship on Monday, defeating the United States' Team Oracle 7-1. And one of the side effects of the victory? It gives us reason to turn back the internet clock to a time when boats looked slightly different and the mustache …

America's Cup

RFL confirms it is discussing central contracts with top Super League players

• St Helens says Jonny Lomax is one of those handed a deal by the RFL • George Williams, Mike McMeeken and Kallum Watkins believed to be in talks<p>The Rugby Football League has confirmed it is in discussions with a number of leading Super League players about becoming centrally contracted with the …

Sport (UK)

RFU announces injury prevention exercise programme

• RFU to roll out Injury Prevention Study findings from next season<br>• Click here to read the RFU and Bath-led study in the British Journal of Sport …

English Rugby

Premiership Rugby 2017-18: Who has signed who and what it means for next season's battle for honours

It is a struggle to pick many Premiership teams that will have a stronger squad going into the 2017-18 season than the one that finished the previous …

Northampton Saints

Save the Lions - if we do not resist the clubs' obstruction they will be dead before next New Zealand tour

Queue for taxis. Queue for trains. Queue for entrance to Eden Park. Yet they all bided their time willingly. They all handed over bundles of money, for tickets, for food, for beers. At least the rain ponchos were handed out for free. And they were needed as the Auckland weather turned nasty, the …

New Zealand

Rugby - Springboks skipper Whiteley out for two months

South Africa captain Warren Whiteley faces up to two months on the sidelines with a pelvis injury, ruling him out of the rest of the Super Rugby season and possibly the opening matches of the Rugby Championship, his team said on Tuesday. Whiteley was appointed Springbok captain for the three-test …

John O'Brien

Super Rugby | Pat Lambie ruled out for the rest of the year due to concussion

Springbok and Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie has been ruled out for the rest of the year due to an ongoing concussion.<p>Lambie spent several months …

Boks v All Blacks tickets on sale September 11

2017-06-26 15:55<p>Newlands (Supplied)<p>Cape Town - Following an evaluation process and the awarding of a venue safety certificate for Newlands by the …

New Zealand All Blacks

Young England stars played more in Eredivisie last season than Checkatrade Trophy

Young England stars received more game time in the Dutch Eredivisie last season than they did in the Checkatrade Trophy.<p>When the EFL Trophy was …

Soccer

America's Cup: What happens now New Zealand have won

MORNING REPORT/RNZ<p>Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman is at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington. He says it's going to be the 'greatest …

New Zealand Rugby

Reds duo Andrew Ready and Michael Gunn face old-school discipline

REDS duo Andrew Ready and Michael Gunn have been sent home to train solo in an old-school ploy so they better appreciate the privilege of a …

Australian Rugby

Only winning these Euros will impress me warns England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd before Germany semi-final

Aidy Boothroyd has told his young England side they will get a pat on the back from him – but only if they win this European Under-21 ­Championship,</b> …

Sport (UK)

AFL Early Mail, Round 15: Magpies duo in the mix, veteran Crow banging down the door

THEY quickly fell out of favour, but big VFL goal hauls have two Magpies back in the mix for senior selection at Collingwood.<p>Plus the Crow who can …

Sport (Australia)

The Scarlets have just signed an Australian Sevens rugby star

The Scarlets have added a star of Australian sevens to their squad for the coming campaign.<p>The versatile Paul Asquith, who has played Super Rugby for …

Leicester Tigers

New Zealand Cruises to Win America’s Cup

Larry Ellison’s Oracle team failed to defend the Cup, falling 7-1 to the Kiwis in a disappointing result for the American software billionaire<p>Bermuda<p>Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup on Monday, wresting control of the nearly 166-year-old sailing trophy from Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team …

America's Cup

Germany U21 will NOT practise penalties ahead of semi-final showdown with England, insists boss Stefan Kuntz

Cocky Germany have not practised penalties for their Euro U21 semi final clash with England - who have been rehearsing for weeks, <b>writes Simon Bird in</b> …

FIFA

Gerard Healy says Sydney should resist playing Callum Mills in the midfield as he’s too good down back

BROWNLOW Medallist Gerard Healy says Sydney boom youngster Callum Mills has the potential to be one of the “all time great half backs.”<p>The 2016 AFL …

Sport (Australia)

Young Lions ready to do battle with Germany as Aidy Boothroyd insists 'English football is entering new era'

While the memories of past generations and penalty shootouts warn of failure before England's semi-final against Germany has even begun, recent Young …

Soccer

NRL Analysis: A look at how potential Queensland half Daly Cherry-Evans attacks - RealSport

• 0shares<p>With Queensland legend Johnathan Thurston set to tragically miss his State of Origin farewell in Game III on July 12, speculation reigns about …

Johnathan Thurston