Dean Barker has strengthened his links to the New York Yacht Club's America's Cup challenge with confirmation he will be at the helm of their Congressional Cup and TP52 Super Series campaigns this year.
The unavailability of Tom Abercrombie and Mika Vukona has opened the door for 18-year-old Dan Fotu to make a "dream" Tall Blacks debut alongside his older brother in New Zealand's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against China and South Korea.
The Super Rugby phoney war ends this weekend when the five New Zealand teams enter the fray. Stuff rugby writer Richard Knowler assesses the Crusaders' chances of defending their Super Rugby crown this season.
Kiwi wing James Lowe says it "sucks" that rugby red tape could limit his appearances for Leinster due to a rule restricting Pro 14 clubs to two New Zealand and Australian players in their match day squads.
Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz were thoroughly confused when they crossed the finish line. They knew they had just won an Olympic gold medal for Canada, and were puzzled why the rival Germans were running their way to celebrate.
A bit like chocolate - that was the apt adage one touring English journalist offered in passing to describe the crazy scenes from Eden Park on Friday night. Delicious in moderate quantities, of course, but all just a bit too much after a…