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15 Oct 2019 12:19
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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin's set a new Bathurst lap record with a time of 2 minutes 3.773 seconds in the third practice session

    Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin's set a new Bathurst lap record with a time of 2 minutes 3.773 seconds in the third practice session

    Shell V-Power team principal Ryan Story says tail winds and gripping tarmac benefited them.

    Adjust and adapt is the All Blacks' plan over the next three days at the World Cup after the cancellation of their final pool game against Italy due to typhoon Hagibis.

    Coach Steve Hansen says rather than hold a captain's run today, they'll have a more traditional session.

    Meanwhile Italian captain Sergio Parisse has put in a bullocking verbal charge, claiming if it were New Zealand needing four or five points to qualify for the quarter-finals, the World Cup pool B match would've gone ahead.

    All Black Sonny Bill Williams has expressed interest in joining English Super League newcomers the Toronto Wolfpack.

    The Canadian outfit have gained promotion from the second-tier championship and intend to follow their initial approach once Williams' World Cup commitments are over.

    Canadian lock Josh Larsen has received a three-week suspension from the judiciary.

    Larsen was the sixth player sent off at the tournament, red-carded for making contact with a South African player's head at a ruck, during his side's loss on Tuesday night.

    Southland have finished their Mitre 10 Cup season with a 22-12 loss to Bay of Plenty in Invercargill, their ninth loss of the season.

    Kiwis coach Michael Maguire's named his squad for tests against Australia and Britain.

    Canberra's Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's been handed a call-up after a breakout season, and is one of four rookies along with Braden Hamlin-Uele , Corey Harawira-Naera and Zane Tetevano.

    Incumbent captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak wasn't considered due to injury, along with prop Jesse Bromwich, centre Esan Marsters and back rower James Fisher-Harris.

    Halves Benji Marshall and Kieran Foran return.

    One of the Breakers' seasoned campaigners is determined to sort out their slow start.

    The Auckland-based club lost the opening game of their US tour to the Memphis Grizzlies, largely due to shooting just 29-percent in the first half.

    Forward Scotty Hopson says they can't expect younger guys to handle the pressures of the NBA stage.

    The Breakers play the Oklahoma City Thunder this afternoon.

    In a stop-press cricketing moment in Australia...

    Steve Smith has made a five-ball duck in New South Wales' Sheffield Shield match with Queensland at the 'Gabba.

    The men's Black Sticks have lost 2-1 to Japan in their hockey international opener in Stratford.

    Russian president Vladimir Putin claims his country have met anti-doping body requirements and believes any "shortcomings" should be left in the past, despite ongoing questions about data tampering.

    Putin has told a televised sports conference Russia are complying with the World Anti-Doping Agency to, quote, "the fullest extent".

    Iranian women have been allowed to freely enter a football stadium for the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

    They attended the World Cup qualifier with Cambodia in Tehran.

    The change followed the death of a fan who set herself alight after being arrested trying to enter.

    Amnesty International's described the move as a "cynical publicity stunt'.

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