Britain's Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on Saturday for a weeklong visit and was soon talking about the country's prowess in rugby, pressing noses with indigenous Maori leaders, and laughing off marriage proposals.
Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country.
The frenzied finale to the Six Nations that saw Ireland defend their title on an unprecedented day of 27 tries in three games comes as a timely reminder to the southern hemisphere giants ahead of this year`s Rugby World Cup.
A minute's silence will be observed ahead of all French football, rugby and basketball matches this weekend as the world of sport moved to honour the 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack on Thursday.
With two weeks to go to the finals of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, small German start-up company GoalControl has the technology ready make the calls cheered and challenged around the globe: goal or no goal.