Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

Having had six months without any cricket since the T20 World Cup final – Tuesday marked exactly half a year since that day in Melbourne – once the New Zealand series starts it will begin an intense couple of months of action with the WBBL, which will be staged entirely in Sydney, beginning at the […]

PCB plans tour of New Zealand in November

While the senior team will be involved in a Test, ODI and T20 series against New Zealand, the Pakistan A side has a number of four-day games lined up on the tour. The senior team had to spend around a month in quarantine and in isolation training camps before playing the Test series in England […]

New Zealand 35 Australia 29: Beauden Barrett snatches Bledisloe Cup epic as All Blacks fight back from 17-0 down

Michael Cheika’s side were hardly given a prayer by those inside and outside Australia in the run up to facing the All Blacks in Dunedin, largely off the back of the 54-34 drubbing they received the previous week in Sydney. 

Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia

Several hurdles remain before the tournament can go ahead. An outbreak of COVID-19 within Argentina’s national squad reportedly has seen 10 players and coach Mario Ledesma infected. Those players and Ledesma likely will have to test negative before being allowed to travel to Australia. It’s possible the tournament will go ahead without the Pumas.

Breakers owner Matt Walsh joins New Zealand Esports Federation

“Matt has a wealth of knowledge in combining the worlds of traditional sport and esports. And now that we have the government’s support, the NZESF are looking forward to solidifying esports in New Zealand’s sporting landscape,” said Ben Lenihan, president of the NZESF.

Australia win Rugby Sevens bronze as New Zealand clinch title

Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand beat the US 26-21 in the semi-finals and went on to defend their title with a comprehensive 29-0 win over France in the final. Michaela Blyde scored a hat-trick in the decider as the 2017 world player of the year finished with a tournament-high nine tries.

New Zealand Rugby scrambles to host Rugby Championship

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand Rugby has “a lot to work through” if it hopes to host a four-nation tournament later this year involving the All Blacks, Australia, Argentina and the World Cup-winning Springboks from South Africa.

England to play New Zealand at Wembley in November

Southgate defends England system, selectionNeville: Foden and Greenwood verdictWard-Prowse urges England to embrace dark artsIn keeping with current guidelines, the game is scheduled to be played behind closed doors, although in a statement, the Football Association said they are “committed to working with the Government to get supporters back in stadiums as soon as possible.”

New Zealand builds world-first hub for women’s sport

The ‘Insight Hub’ will be New Zealand’s legacy from holding the International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport, in Auckland in 2022. The conference will be one of the ‘Big Four’ women’s sports events planned to hit New Zealand over the next three years – alongside World Cups in rugby, cricket and […]

Top New Zealand softball umpire on Olympic Games alert after winning major award

“But I’d done some umpiring when I played two seasons in North America, in Arizona in 1981 and Vancouver in ’99. You can’t earn much money when you’re away, so umpiring was a way to make a few dollars. And, like all junior coaches, I’d done my share of umpiring.’’