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Canterbury Rugby Looking Into Downsizing Staff

Canterbury Rugby Looking Into Downsizing Staff

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) is poised to axe staff, with crowd numbers down and a major sponsor in receivership.

NZRU Statement Regarding Assault On A Member Of The French Team In Wellington

NZRU Statement Regarding Assault On A Member Of The French Team In Wellington

22 June 2009 - The New Zealand Rugby Union is deeply disappointed at the alleged assault on a member of the French touring team in the early hours of Sunday morning in Wellington.

NZ Open With Big Win Over Hosts

NZ Open With Big Win Over Hosts

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emerging Tall Blacks had seven players score in double-figures as they overwhelmed hosts Northern Mariana Islands 93-56 on the opening day of the Oceania basketball tournament in Saipan on the weekend.

White Ferns Crash And Burn At Lord's

White Ferns Crash And Burn At Lord's

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - New Zealand froze on the biggest stage as England confirmed their dominance of women's cricket with a six-wicket victory in the world Twenty20 final at Lord's in London today.

Big Two Clash In Second Round Of Women's Cup

Big Two Clash In Second Round Of Women's Cup

22 June 2009 - The two most successful clubs in the history of the Women's Knockout Cup, Three Kings United and Lynn Avon United, will meet in a titanic second round clash on Sunday.

Hewitt Top Ten In Triathlon World Series

Hewitt Top Ten In Triathlon World Series

22 June 2009 - Christchurch triathlete Andrea Hewitt was the best of the Kiwis finishing 6th at the latest round of the Dextro Energy ITU World Champs Triathlon Series in Washington this morning.

Bastareaud Assaulted After French Defeat

Bastareaud Assaulted After French Defeat

Wellington, June 21 NZPA - French international centre Mathieu Bastareaud was assaulted here early on Sunday morning by around five people following France's 14-10 second Test defeat by New Zealand.

Captain Struggles For Answers After Ferns' Flop

Captain Struggles For Answers After Ferns' Flop

Sydney, June 22 NZPA - New Zealand captain Aimee Watkins insisted the big occasion didn't get to her cricketers after they suffered another big match collapse against England in London today.

Cruden A Class Above As NZ Retain World Title

Cruden A Class Above As NZ Retain World Title

By Martin Davidson for NZPA

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Anyone bemoaning a dearth of quality first five-eighths in New Zealand rugby can rest easy.

Nonu Form Streaks Ahead

Nonu Form Streaks Ahead

By Daniel Gilhooly of NZPA

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Ma'a Nonu's test tryscoring streak has seen him move into the same realm as a batch of glamour outside backs in the All Blacks rugby record books.