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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    The Auckland Tuatara are in shock after the death of American third baseman Ryan Costello, days from the start of the Australian National Baseball League

    The Auckland Tuatara are in shock after the death of American third baseman Ryan Costello, days from the start of the Australian National Baseball League


    Preliminary indications suggest the 23-year-old died of natural causes in his sleep.



    Jamie Joseph will continue as coach of Japan until the end of 2023, ruling him out of All Blacks contention.

    The decision will also take Joseph's assistant Tony Brown out of the mix as part of any panel.

    Ian Foster and Scott Robertson remain the short-odds candidates to claim the All Blacks job.



    Breakers basketballer Tom Vodanovich's behaviour is under scrutiny after consuming alcohol and sleeping pills on the team's flight back from Perth.

    Vodanovich was met by police upon arrival but not charged.

    US import Glen Rice Junior has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest after a bar incident last week - he's scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.



    Selica Winiata will opt for a whistle rather than a mouthguard next month.

    The 40-test Black Fern has been selected to referee on the World Rugby sevens series circuit in Dubai and Cape Town after impressing on debut at the Oceania Sevens.



    Just two years after their disappointing rugby league World Cup, the Kiwis have been labelled the best in the game.

    New Zealand has knocked Australia off the top of the international rankings after their 2-nil series win over Great Britain.



    Cricket Australia has imposed a one-year ban on Hobart player Emily Smith, with nine months suspended, for posting the Hurricanes team on Instagram about an hour before its official release.



    Golfer Danny Lee's finished at eight-under par in a tie for 26th, 12 shots behind American winner Brendon Todd at the latest US PGA tour event in Mexico.

    It was Todd's second victory from as many starts on the tour this month.



    Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been summoned by Ferrari to the Italian Formula One team's headquarters after their collision at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

    The drivers crashed out with five laps remaining as they diced for fourth.

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