Wonder Woodman off to a flying re-start
Desperate to get her ‘glide’ back, sevens star Portia Woodman returned to her sporting beginnings – netball and athletics – and her Kaikohe hometown to play rugby again.
The science on transgender sport
The Detail talks to the person whose scientific work informed World Rugby’s controversial new proposed policy.
Black Fern takes game back to her roots
World Cup-winning Black Fern hooker Sosoli Talawadu has returned home to Whanganui, where she’s helping revive women’s rugby with a brand new team.
When sport gets too intense
In the light of yet another America’s Cup furore we take a trip through some of the country’s past sporting controversies, with rugby writing legend Phil Gifford.
Time for rugby’s jazzmen to be able to play
Is it finally time for Pacific rugby to come in from the cold in a new Super Rugby competition? Jim Kayes says it’s time to believe.
Why NZ is outlier in world women’s sport
New Zealand is leading the world getting women’s sport back up and running. And new fans around the world are watching.
Rugby is broke - but not dead
Last weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa games brought the spark back to the game, but even full houses of excited fans won’t solve rugby’s money woes.
Oh, how the mighty Kauri have grown
After finally breaking into the sunlight, Northland Kauri faced being axed from this year’s Farah Palmer Cup. But if anything, that’s only made them stronger.
Holmes aims for black jersey in fourth NZ sport
Renee Holmes has represented New Zealand in three sports. After a “disheartening” soccer incident, she switched to rugby - and aims to make that four.