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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Cricket....Australia are chasing 216 to win the first T20 against New Zealand in Wellington

    Cricket....Australia are chasing 216 to win the first T20 against New Zealand in Wellington


    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat, smashing the Aussie attack for 13 sixes on the way to scoring 215 for 3, Ravindra top scoring with 68 from 35

    Conway hit 63 from 46

    Australia are.....................after.....................


    Meanwhile - Auckland have beaten Otago by four wickets in Dunedin to reach the Ford Trophy domestic one-day grand final.

    The hosts were bowled out for 276, with Volts opener Luke Georgeson top-scoring with 120.

    In reply, centuries to Martin Guptill and Robbie O'Donnell saw the Aces reach the target of 277 with nine balls to spare.

    Auckland will take on Canterbury in the decider on Saturday.



    Rugby League.....The Little General is now in charge of the Kiwis.

    Stacey Jones is the new head coach for the New Zealand side, fending off Wayne Bennett for the role.

    He'll replace Michael Maguire, who's moved onto the New South Wales state of origin job.

    Jones is honoured to be leading his country.





    Rugby.....The Hurricanes will be without their returning skipper for the opening week of the season with former England loose forward Brad Shields sidelined through injury.

    Asafo Aumua and Jordie Barrett captain in his absence, while halfback Cam Roigard will come off the bench behind debutant Jordi Viljoen after injury kept the All Black from playing in the trial games.

    Viljoen is the son of former Springboks and Hurricanes number nine Joggie


    Rivez Reihana has got the nod over Taha Kemara in the Crusaders' 10 jersey for Friday's grand final re-match to open Super Rugby in Hamilton.

    The 23 year old - who never started a match in his three seasons at the Chiefs - has re-lived the moment he learned of his selection.





    Blues lock Josh Beehre will make his debut in his home town of Whangarei against the Drua on Saturday afternoon.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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