Brodyn Knuckey

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Mate Ma'a Tonga's supporters have stolen the show at this year's tournament says Joseph Tapine.

Opinion: Take a long, hard look NZ - diehard Tonga and Peru sports fans are putting us to shame

We as a sporting nation have brilliant teams with sub-par fan bases - and the Tongans and Peruvians are proving it, Brodyn Knuckey writes.

Ben Enoka running between bases, Challenge Cup softball tournament, New Zealand Black Sox v Argentina, Rosedale Park, Auckland. 9 February 2017. Copyright Image: William Booth / www.photosport.nz

NZ to host 2021 men's world softball championships

"NZ has a strong tradition in softball and 2021 is an opportunity for the world's elite to test themselves."

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The former All Blacks halfback opened up to Marae about his time in the black jersey.

'It's been an honour and a privilege' - All Blacks hero Piri Weepu announces retirement from all rugby

After 71 tests, a sensational 2011 RWC campaign and countless passionate haka, Weepu decided to hang up his boots for good.

Sir Colin Meads: How a rugged Te Kuiti rugby player forged the legacy of Pinetree

After 133 games in the black jersey, there was always going to be some amazing moments to remember Sir Colin by.

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 23: Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Steven Adams #12 talk during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 23, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Opinion: The OKC Thunder won't trade away Steven Adams, even for NBA All Star Carmelo Anthony

The Thunder have another, much more desirable deal to propose to the New York Knicks than the Big Kiwi, writes Brodyn Knuckey.

Black Sox's Brad Rona batting. 2013 ISF Mens World Softball Championship, Playoffs, New Zealand Black Sox v Venezuela, Rosedale Park, Albany, New Zealand. Saturday 9th March 2013. Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / photosport.co.nz

Black Sox bring home Brad Rona's 100th Test in style with strong World Cup performance against Denmark

The 8-1 win was an impressive bounce back after yesterday's shock loss to Venezuela.

Ben Enoka running between bases, Challenge Cup softball tournament, New Zealand Black Sox v Argentina, Rosedale Park, Auckland. 9 February 2017. Copyright Image: William Booth / www.photosport.nz

Black Sox battling injury worries, weather as first big challenge of World Softball Champs comes from Japan

The Black Sox have had a strong start to their campaign with three convincing wins.

Manu Vatuvei scores a try.
Vodafone Warriors v Parramatta Eels. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 4 September 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Warriors icon Manu Vatuvei to leave club after 14 seasons for deal with Super League front-runners - report

Vatuvei has played 226 games in the Warriors jersey, but reports from the UK suggest this season could be the last time he does it.

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The former England captain said it was a shame because the Kiwi public have been fantastic so far.

Raw: 'Both of us stood up and he pushed me back in my seat' – Lions manager John Spencer talks about altercation with drunk NZ fan

The former England captain said it was a shame because the Kiwi public have been fantastic so far.

Opinion: Lions, take note: All Blacks overcome determined Manu Samoa in 12-try blitz at Eden Park

Some Barrett magic blew the floodgates open as the All Blacks won 78-0 tonight.

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Luke 'the Jedi' Jumeau says being offered a UFC contract is the pinnacle of a MMA fighter’s career.

'This is the All Blacks for me' – Meet the Kiwi MMA fighter pumped to finally make his UFC debut in Auckland

Luke 'the Jedi' Jumeau will face UFC veteran Dominique Steel at Fight Night Auckland as an undercard to Mark Hunt's headline bout.

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The Kiwi coach says it's important the Lions players 'get an understanding of NZ, the people, their humour'.

Warren Gatland to prepare Lions players for Kiwi culture by making them watch Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople

The Kiwi coach says it's important the Lions players get an idea of NZ, the people and our humour.

Sonny Bill Williams granted special jersey by Blues: 'It is important to me that I do the right thing with regards to my faith'

Investec and BNZ will not appear on SBW's jersey on the grounds of a "conscientious objection".

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 17: A general view of the University Oval, Dunedin during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Scotland at University Oval on February 17, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Black Caps learning 'subtle differences' of new groundsman's Dunedin pitch for first Test against Proteas

Kane Williamson said he wanted to get University Oval groundsman Mike Davies' thoughts on the pitch before naming his final side this morning.

Martin Guptill is bowled

Guptill's gone again! Black Caps opener felled by another hamstring injury, set to miss T20, first two ODIs against Proteas

The strain is unrelated to the one that caused him to miss the final ODI against Australia last month.

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The All Blacks and Chiefs prop surprised his surgeon with how quickly he is recovering to the point he’s already attending four-day training camps.

'I snapped three ligaments' - Chiefs prop Nepo Laulala eyes All Blacks return in time for Lions after horror knee injury

Laulala's future in the black jersey looked bright until a tragic preseason training injury.

Watch: Rookie Kiwi freeskier goes from late invite to X Games silver medallist with insane superpipe run

"After the first run I got back to the top of the pipe and just tried to relax. I dance around a bit and listened to a song I like before I dropped in."

Enoka brothers headline youthful Black Sox squad for Challenger Cup

It is the first time in New Zealand softball history three brothers have played in the Black Sox simultaneously.

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Chris Boyd says Nehe Milner-Skudder didn't play last season so he can compete, but two other local stars also dodge the players’ collective arrangement.

Cunning 'Canes coach finds loophole in players' collective arrangement to send three All Blacks to Brisbane Tens

Chris Boyd says Nehe Milner-Skudder didn't play last season so he can compete, while two other local stars also dodge the players’ collective arrangement to join the side.

Newly-appointed Lebanon Rugby League head coach, Ivan Cleary.

Ivan Cleary signs on as head coach of Lebanon for Rugby League World Cup

Cleary said he was excited to be part of a developing nation.

Watch: Barnstorming 18-year-old sensation fast-tracked into Black Ferns Sevens after carving up nationals

Hello Alena Saili! Straight out of Southland Girls' High and onto the world stage. And this video shows why.

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Braden Currie is planning to compete in the Coast-to-Coast as well as the New Zealand Ironman.

Kiwi multisport star in final preparations to tackle brutal pair of endurance races all inside space of a month

Braden Currie is planning to compete in the Coast-to-Coast as well as the New Zealand Ironman.

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Atlanta will be left with a few battered bodies after Adams muscled up in the paint and didn't stop for anyone.

You can vote: OKC Thunder campaigning to make Steven Adams New Zealand's first ever NBA All Star

Posters, video highlights and advertisements have all been used to promote the big Kiwi - but how do everyday New Zealand fans get in on voting for Adams?

Ross Taylor returns to international duty as Black Caps name unchanged Test squad for Bangladesh series

The Kiwi batsman has been unavailable for the Black Caps since December after requiring an eye surgery.

Watch: Serena's out! Tennis legend suffers humiliating loss at hands of unseeded American upstart

The ASB Classic drawcard has been sent packing after Madison Brengle played the game of her life.

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Adams says her New Year’s Honour recognises her for who she is as a person and "not just the muscles".

Shot put hero Valerie Adams named Dame Companion of NZ Order of Merit in New Year's Honours List

Adams says her New Year's Honour recognises her for who she is as a person and 'not just the muscles'.

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The pole vault star was in hot demand as New Zealand’s medal winners got together for a catch-up ahead of the closing ceremony.

New funding for our Olympic sports is released: Who were the big winners - and losers?

Our stars from Rio have reaped the rewards but some programs have taken a big hit.

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