Former All Blacks rugby union star Jonah Lomu died earlier this afternoon in Auckland, New Zealand, according to former All Blacks team doctor John Mayhew. Lomu, who was 40, had suffered from kidney problems for decades, but was a big presence at the recently completed Rugby World Cup in England, working with sponsors.
The Rugby World Cup is currently heading towards its conclusion in England. Three of the four semifinalists have been set, and we have South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand to look forward to in the next round. This is the furthest the Argentines have advanced in their country’s Rugby World Cup history, but it’s…
If ever there was a poster child for the dangers of weak competition, it’s New Zealand. Here are the results of their three most recent competitive matches, coming in the OFC Women’s Nations Cup:
This is like a month old, but you’ll forgive me for not keeping up on New Zealand’s regional rugby union leagues.
The magic of live television is that you never quite know what you’re going to see, and viewers of New Zealand’s Crowd Goes Wild sure got an eyeful today.
According to the Associated Press, this scene took place in a gas station in a small town in New Zealand. No need to panic or anything, but it would be really chill if someone could just, you know, help this guy out with the whole rod-in-the-head situation.
Like all good New Zealand national teams, these dudes started off their FIBA World Cup game against Team USA with a bitchin' haka dance. Haka dances are never not cool, and this one comes with the added bonus of the camera capturing a few American players looking on, befuddled and perhaps a bit terrified.
Skier Ted Ligety became the first American to win gold at men's giant slalom yesterday but more importantly, five years ago he jumped his car like he was putting Ken Block to shame.
Mexico passed through them. They used long through balls, practically jamming it down the All Whites' throats. They dominated on set pieces. They defended with almost profound ease. They tripled their opponents' possession. And barring one the most unbelievable comebacks in the history of sports, Mexico just qualified…
For a few minutes, anyway, Mexico looked to be out of the World Cup. Last month, they lost away to Costa Rica on the final day of World Cup Qualifying, and Panama scored a late goal to take a 2-1 lead over the United States. If scores held, Panama would have moved on to a World Cup playoff. It didn't happen.
In American football, you merely have to carry the ball into the end zone. But in rugby league, a player has to put the ball on the ground in the in-goal area for the try to count. Yesterday at the Rugby League World Cup, New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams had an easy four points, but inexplicably slipped over the…
This is what it looks like when your hobbit-proportioned island nation — which on its best days is still little more than a sheep-infested birthmark on Earth's backside — coughs up the mother of all leads and lets the U ! S ! A ! roar from behind to claim America's Cup, and wouldn't you know it, on New Zealand's…
Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro.
New Zealand Warriors forward Russell Packer heard nature calling and figured the green grass of a rugby field was as good a place as any to relieve himself.
In New Zealand, dogs are learning how to drive cars. That's really all there is to say about this video. Oh, and the dogs aren't driving automatic cars. They're being taught how to drive stick. I don't know how to drive stick.
Field hockey players might wear skirts, but that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Check out New Zealand striker Katie Glynn here. She tries to knock the ball away from her opponent, but instead gets bonked on the noggin. Listen to the crowd let out a collective "oohhh" as it happens, and again as it is replayed…