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If the current form of The Warriors is anything to go by, is anyone remotely excited at the thought of Australia handing out another on-field lashing for the Kiwis?

Rugby League fans can look forward to an extra bundle of LIVE league with SKY Sport securing the rights to the Anzac Test for the next two years, as well as other international fixtures.

SKY Sport will screen this year’s Anzac Test, as well as next year’s match during the centenary year of the 1915 Gallipoli landings. The two-year deal also includes LIVE coverage of France’s tour to New Zealand in 2015.  Continue reading »

Another stellar sporting week which includes a double-dose of Trans-Tasman rivalry and another shot put final for Valerie Adams!

Set the alarm for an early one tomorrow morning as Valerie Adams attempts to win her fourth consecutive world championship gold in the IAAF World Championships: Shot Put Final (LIVE Tuesday August 13, SKY Sport 4, 4.25am)

A rare mid-week basketball treat takes places from the North Shore Events Centre as the Tall Ferns and Tall Blacks take on the Australian Opals and Boomers in the FIBA Oceania Championship (LIVE Wednesday August 14, SKY Sport 3, 5.00pm/7.20pm) – the Tall Blacks last played at home match a whooping four years ago. Continue reading »

He’s nothing but an immoral, money-grabbing, and dishonorable piece of work, being manipulated by an appallingly greedy management team that have been way, way too clever for the naive coaches and administrators from New Zealand rugby.

Ouch.

In his latest opinion piece for TVNZ, Williams calls BS on Williams comments.

So Sonny Bill says he’s going to play in the NRL because he made a handshake deal with some un-named person a few years ago that he would come back and play rugby league. Continue reading »

The Oceania Football Confederation is considering launching a new free-to-air TV channel on Freeview.

The OFC, which is backed by the wealth of world football body Fifa, has already initiated talks with free-to-air television provider Freeview, at least 15 national sports organisations and Crown entity Sport New Zealand.

It is understood the Oceania plan is for 24-hour broadcasting, including live events, built around football but also encompassing other sports – many of which struggle to meet the financial demands of subscription satellite provider Sky TV. Continue reading »

SKY Sport is pleased to be screening the Brother Rally New Zealand from June 22nd across the SKY Sport channels in what will be the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship for 2012.

Prime is also delighted to confirm free-to-air delayed highlights from each day of competition as the world’s top rally drivers battle it out over nearly 210km of competitive stages.

Follow every twist and turn on this highly anticipated event over roads in the Auckland, Northland, Kaipara, Raglan and Te Akau. Continue reading »

TVNZ is proud to bring you this year’s coverage of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.  Catch all the action as the world’s top tennis superstars battle it out on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

TV ONE will cross to the action live at 12am daily.  If play continues past the scheduled time on TV ONE, transmission will switch to TVNZ U (channel 6, SKY channel 16) until play is completed.  Live coverage can also be streamed at our dedicated Wimbledon site: www.tvnz.co.nz/wimbledon-news Continue reading »

Sky TV and Netball New Zealand have reached a deal which will see all international and domestic netball broadcast on Sky.

Previously TVNZ owned the rights to broadcast home tests played by the Silver Ferns but Netball NZ chief executive Raelene Castle has confirmed that a four-year deal has been signed.

Castle said that Netball NZ had been in discussions with both Sky and TVNZ over the past four or five months over the broadcasting deal.

Sky will now screen international and domestic netball until at least 2015, with free-to-air coverage going to Prime.

Source: Herald

BREAKING: Dick Tayler has resigned from the Halberg Awards judging panel over the decision to award the supreme prize to the All Whites.

It’s likely to be quite a contentious issue tonight. Who will win a Halberg Award?  There are quite a few standouts in each of the categories so it could go either way.

Here are the winners:

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sports Team of the Year’
The All Whites

SPARC New Zealand ‘Coach of the Year’
 
Ricki Herbert

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sportswoman of the Year’
 
Valerie Adams

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sportsman of the Year’
 
Richie McCaw

NZ’s favourite sporting moment: Winston Reid’s last minute equaliser vs Slovakia at the WC. #halbergs

Here are the finalists:

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sportsman of the Year’

- Richie McCaw (Rugby): Led All Blacks to 13 wins in 14 Tests during
2010. Voted IRB ‘Player of the Year’ for a record third time. Finished
year with a record equalling 94 Test Caps.

- Benji Marshall (Rugby League): Was the dominant player in the Four
Nations Final leading Kiwis to 16-12 win over Australia. Also collected
League’s top award, the ‘Golden Boot.’

- Ryan Nelsen (Football): The talismatic All Whites captain inspired
the team to gain 3 draws at the FIFA World Cup Finals, conceding only 2
goals in group play. Later named in the ‘World Best XI’ by ESPN.

- Jossi Wells (X Games): Freeski Halfpipe and Overall Freeski World
Champion for 2010. Also won silver medal in Halfpipe at Winter X Games
in Aspen.

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sportswoman of the Year’

- Valerie Adams (Athletics): Won shot put gold medal in Delhi with a
Commonwealth Games record throw, to retain her title. Also won IAAF
Continental Cup with a season best throw of 20.86m. Nikki Hamblin
(Athletics): Winner of silver medals in 800m and 1500m finals at
Commonwealth Games. Set NZ 1500m record time of 4m 22.45 secs at
Continental Cup with 6th place finish.

- Joelle King (Squash): Played a dominant role in the women’s doubles
gold medal performance with Jaclyn Hawkes at the Commonwealth Games.
Also won silver medal in mixed doubles.

- Alison Shanks (Cycling): Winner of individual pursuit gold medal at
Delhi. Was 4th in individual pursuit at World Championships where she
also won bronze in the women’s pursuit team.

- Casey Williams (Netball): Captained the Silver Ferns to a double
over time gold medal win over Australia at Delhi. The Silver Ferns goal
defence was a dominant figure in the Trans-Tasman ANZ Championships.

Westpac New Zealand ‘Sports Team of the Year’

- All Blacks (Rugby): Completed a rare Grand Slam and Tri Nations
clean sweep in 2010 and retained Bledisloe Cup. Went through season
winning 13 out of 14 Internationals.

- All Whites (Football): Surprised the football world by going through
the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the only unbeaten team out of the 32
finalists. Had 1-1 draw with World Champion Italy in 2nd round of play.

- Kiwis (Rugby League): Scored a dramatic 16-12 win over Kangaroos in
final of Four Nations Tournament in Brisbane after losing their final
qualifying game to Australia, 34-20.

- Eric Murray and Hamish Bond (Rowing): Maintained an unbeaten 2 year
run in all international competitions with a dramatic win by 0.32 secs
over the English in the pair’s World Championships at Lake Karapiro.

- Silver Ferns (Netball): Scored a dramatic 66-64 double over time win
over Australia in the Final at Delhi. During 2010 the Silver Ferns
played 13 Tests – losing only twice.

SPARC New Zealand ‘Coach of the Year’

- Graham Henry (Rugby): Guided the All Blacks to near flawless season – winning 13 of 14 Tests in 2010.

- Ricki Herbert (Football): Steered the All Whites through an unbeaten World Cup campaign in South Africa.

- Stephen Kearney (Rugby League): Steered the Kiwi’s to a dramatic 16-12 win over the Kangaroos in Four Nations Tournament.

- Gordon Tietjens (Rugby): Guided the NZ Sevens to a 4th Commonwealth Games gold medal at Delhi.

The awards are LIVE on Sky Sports 1 at 8:30 with highlights on PRIME at 11:30pm

Who are you picking to win?

 

Sheen returning to sitcom this month

Charlie Sheen has been confirmed to return back to work on Two and a Half Men later this month. The troubled actor, who spent a short time in a rehab facility, will begin work on the sitcom in two weeks’ time.

Top Gear presenters labelled “brilliant talents”

Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman Sir Trevor Phillips has labelled Richard Hammond’s recent comments regarding Mexicans on Top Gear as “a bit of schoolboy provocation.” Phillips refused to condemn the presenter’s actions and instead called them “brilliant talents.”

MTV confirms second RJ Berger season

MTV has confirmed the return of new series The Hard Times of RJ Berger for a second season this year. The network has announced that the likes of Paris Hilton, Weezer and Vinny from Jersey Shore will be making guest appearances in its second season.

Keys and Gray head to radio

Sacked British football commentators Richard Keys and Andy Gray have signed a deal with TalkSport radio in the UK following their dismissals from Sky Sports. The pair, who were let go after they made comments on-air regarding female assistant referees, will now present a daytime football show on the radio network.