Rugby: Manu Tuilagi cast as new England coach Steve Borthwick to name the squad for the Six Nations opener against Scotland.

Manu Tuilagi of England was dropped. Photo / Getty Manu Tuilagi was dropped as new coach Steve Borthwick withdrew England with eight changes for the Six Nations opener against Scotland this weekend. Despite frequent absences forced by injury, Tuilagi were always picked when available. But he was not in the league. Joe Marchant was preferred … Read more

The history of England’s cricket following captain Ben Stokes’ stigma associated with his Māori heritage

Getty Images Ben Stokes’ tattoos have different meanings to him. Listen to the full episode of the Podcast in the player below. Part of Ben Stokes’ vast collection of ink are figures linked to his Māori heritage, but the England Test superstar couldn’t get his first body art without his parents’ permission, his mum has … Read more

The fitness of the pace bowlers is a big deal for the Black Caps test squad to face England

Brett Phibbs/Photosport Kyle Jamieson has impressed after returning from injury but has limited his build-up ahead of the Test series between New Zealand and England. The Black Caps brain trust can only be public figures feeling the same pressure as Wayne Brown. While Greater Auckland dealt with the deluge of rain and criticism, New Zealand’s … Read more

Gisele Bündchen reacts to Tom Brady’s NFL retirement announcement

Following rumors of a split, the two decided to return to the NFL. Photo / AP Almost four months after they announced their separation, Gisele Bündchen is proving to her ex-partners that they are still supportive of each other. Early this morning, her ex-husband and NFL star Tom Brady confirmed that he is retiring “for … Read more

NRL 2023, World Club Challenge, Penrith Panthers, St Helens, NRL premiers hoping for a WCC third season, Nathan Cleary

Almost three years to the day since the World Club Challenge was last played, NRL premiers Penrith will square off with Super League rivals St Helens on February 18 in a mouth-watering showdown for international rights. The Panthers are in search of their first WCC success after being defeated by Wigan in 1991 and Bradford … Read more

Football Ferns great Maia Jackman is disappointed at Fifa’s suggested Saudi Arabian sponsorship

Andreas Cornaga/Photosport Former Ferns player Maia Jackman is serving as an assistant coach to draw the official 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup tournament in Auckland. (Photograph). One of New Zealand’s biggest Ferns, Maia Jackman, is calling on Fifa to reconsider after the “outcry” on the Arabian rock platform is “against everything that the World Cup … Read more

Highlanders chairman Peter Kean says the club have ‘reduced’ their club world cup position for 2025

Dianne Manson/Getty Images Highlanders chair Peter Kean, right, now owns 29% of the Highlanders. Premier chairman Peter Kean has increased his stake in the Dunedin club and believes the club’s world cup is likely to “take off” in form in 2025, offering a boost to Super Rugby clubs after years of Covid and a turbulent … Read more