New Zealand’s players take part in a training session at Tatsuminomori Seaside Park in Koto, Tokyo, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Kashiwa: Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa
England coach Eddie Jones heads into a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand taking inspiration from legendary football manager Alex Ferguson. Saturday’s fixture in Yokohama
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen became Sir Stephen on Tuesday, receiving a knighthood in the New Zealand New Year’s honours list, but insisted he was still “plain old Steve”.
Wellington: The All Blacks on Tuesday warned Australia will face intense physical battle in the Bledisloe Cup decider but vowed to stay on the right side of the law. The world champions were keen to place the emphasis on discipline for Saturday’s crunch match in Auckland after lock Scott Barrett was handed a three-match
After UEFA’s attempt to ban Manchester City from European football was overturned by sport’s highest court on Monday, the continental governing body’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) system, under which they were charged, faces likely changes.
The opening night of UFC Fight Island inspired awe and excitement amongst fans and sporting organisations across the world, not only due to the sporting spectacle, but also for the ambitious yet seamless delivery of an international event in the midst of a global pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain routed second division Le Havre in a friendly on the Sunday remarkable not for the 9-0 score, but because it drew the biggest crowd for a match in one of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ football nations since early March.