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1 NEWS Sport reporter Guy Heveldt discusses the latest from the Cricket World Cup. Source: Breakfast

Cricket World Cup diary: King Kane earned praise but spare some for de Grandhomme

Williamson's knock was historic - but there was another crucial innings in this morning's win, Guy Heveldt says.

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Mate Ma'a Tonga fans are packing into a sold out Mt Smart for tonight's Test against Australia.

South Auckland company shouts 200 workers tickets to watch Mate Ma'a Tonga

Workers from Hynds Pipe system in East Tamaki will take up about 6 rows in the South Stand at Mount Smart.

Quilter International Series, Twickenham, London 10/11/2018
England vs New Zealand All Blacks
New Zealand's Ryan Crotty celebrates at the final whistle
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World Rugby abandons Global League after failing to get support from key nations

World Rugby said key issues such as promotion and relegation saw the competition scrapped.

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Williamson's maximum also brought up his century in the four-wicket win.

Kane Williamson's heroic century guides Black Caps to dramatic win against South Africa at World Cup

Williamson's 106 not out saw the Black Caps claw their way to a four-wicket win.

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The Black Sox bounced back from their loss to Japan to notch a 13-0 win at the World Championships in Prague.

Campbell Enoka celebrates 50th cap with home run as Black Sox bats ignite in big World Champs win over Philippines

Nathan Nukunuku hit two home runs of his own as the Black Sox ran out winners 15-0 in three innings this morning.

Luckily for New Zealand fans, the star had already visited these shores.

UFC boss says Justin Bieber vs Tom Cruise fight could happen - 'I'd be an idiot not to'

Dana White says "real people" have been in touch with him about staging the bout.

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The former Highlanders lock made a unique rendition of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.

'Why do you always look so good?' - Joey Wheeler creates funny song tribute for Highlanders great Ben Smith

The former Highlanders lock made a unique rendition of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.

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The Crusaders coach said he simply waited until Sunday morning when he woke up and found out it was the Highlanders.

Scott Robertson wasn't calculating who Crusaders would face in quarter-finals - 'My math wasn't too sharp in school'

The Crusaders coach said he simply waited until Sunday morning when he woke up and found out it was the Highlanders.

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Broncos centre Staggs came from humble beginnings and is quickly stamping his mark on the NRL scene.

Kotoni Staggs to make Mate Ma’a Tonga debut, set to represent his father he has never met

The Broncos centre came from humble beginnings and is quickly stamping his mark on the NRL.

Tyson Fury makes his entrance to the ring in a USA-themed outfit for his heavyweight fight against Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Sylvester Stallone praises Tyson Fury for Rocky IV tribute during bout entrance

The creator of the Rocky franchise, Stallone thanked the British heavyweight for his tribute to movie character Apollo Creed.

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The Sharks star said he had mentioned Nikora’s name to Kiwis coach Michael Maguire during pre-season.

Shaun Johnson talks up Briton Nikora, set to make Kiwis debut against Tonga

Johnson said he had mentioned Nikora’s name to Kiwis coach Michael Maguire during pre-season.

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The leg-spinner appears certain to face South Africa in Birmingham tonight.

Ish Sodhi congratulated by Black Caps teammates ahead of World Cup debut

The leg-spinner appears certain to face South Africa in Birmingham tonight.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18: Crusaders huddle as the TMO checks a possible forward pass during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Crusaders at DHL Newlands Stadium on May 18, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Crusaders name 12 All Blacks in full-strength starting XV for playoff with Highlanders

The Crusaders have welcomed back Owen Franks and Codie Taylor for Friday's clash in Christchurch.

Cowboys star forward Jason Taumalolo poses for a photo with Cowboys teammate John Asiata.

'His mum and dad took me in' - John Asiata on close bond with Tongan star Jason Taumalolo

The Cowboys utility said he considers Taumalolo like a brother after his family opened their doors to him when he first moved to Townsville in 2014.

David "Buttabean" Letele (clean shaven)V Manu Vatuvei(beard) during the Duco Events/Flooring Xtra Parker vs Flores, Heavyweight Boxing contest, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, 15th December, 2018. Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

'No symptoms, no nothing' - Manu Vatuvei's boxing career ended by brain cyst

The former Warriors winger was aiming to become a fighter after his rugby league career ended.

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The Cowboys utility said he was grateful that his Samoan father gave him the nod to represent his mum's Tongan heritage.

Former Toa Samoa player John Asiata had to get dad's permission to play for Mate Ma'a Tonga

"Dad is a very strong Samoan and for him to say yes, it's an honour."

FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the woman's 800m final at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Semenya's lawyers say the Swiss supreme court has ordered track's governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations. The lawyers say Monday's, June 3, 2019, ruling allows Semenya to compete unrestricted in all female events. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

IAAF argues Caster Semenya is 'biologically male' in ongoing battle over Olympic champ's testosterone levels

"There are some contexts where biology has to trump identity," the IAAF argues.

Boy on ground after failed tackle as a player runs for the try line in a rugby game

Hawke's Bay girl told she can't play for First XV in school rugby tournament

Briar Hales, 11, from Havelock North Intermediate has been told she should play for the girl's team - not the boys.

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The Storm enforcer is also eligible to play for Toa Samoa, with both his parents born in the Pacific Islands.

'NZ gave my family a safe place to stay' - Kiwis prop vows to never switch allegiances, despite Samoan lineage

The Storm enforcer is also eligible to play for Toa Samoa, with both his parents born in the Pacific Islands.

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The international Test takes place the same weekend as State of Origin II.

Despite stitches and black eye, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak cleared to play for Kiwis against Mate Ma'a Tonga

The Kiwis captain was cleared of any concussion symptoms from his debut for the Bulldogs.

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Folau will argue under section 772 of the Fair Work Act he was wrongfully dismissed over his social media post.

Popular Australian priest speaks out against Israel Folau after latest controversial sermon

Father Rod Bower says he has a responsibility to oppose what the former Wallabies star says.

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Boult only has three wickets for the Black Caps so far but he reminded the journalist of what was more important.

Trent Boult sidesteps question about low wickets total at World Cup

Boult only has three wickets for the Black Caps so far but he reminded media of what was more important.

Andrew Fifita of Tonga fends Sam Burgess of England during their 2017 Rugby League World Cup semi-final at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. 25 November 2017 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

'Absolutely gutted' - Andrew Fifita to miss Mate Ma'a Tonga's clash with Kiwis with three-week NRL ban

Fifita said his dangerous contact was just him stopping a quick play the ball.

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Hikaru Matsuda drove one into the right corner and managed to run all the bases in Japan's 5-1 win over NZ.

Black Sox suffer second loss at World Champs as Japan bats come to life once again

Japan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first innings with two home runs and only built on it from there.

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, left, and South Africa's Quinton de Kock leave the pitch as rain stops play during the World Cup cricket match between South Africa and the West Indies at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Proteas aim to tear through Black Caps' middle and lower order in World Cup clash

South Africa's bowling unit has taken some hits with injury, but they're still fired up to face the unbeaten Kiwis.

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The 17-year-old was voted the best player at an NBA-supported camp in China.

North Shore teen Taine Murray turning heads on the international basketball scene

The 17-year-old was voted the best player at an NBA-supported camp in China.

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