John McBeth - Latest News [Page 1]

Piece on Jonah

Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:17 pm | John McBeth

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise. Over the last two sad days, it's become a cliche to say he was a global sporting superstar. Often it was stated without a true appreciation of his international ... More >>

Law Changes Necessary

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 12:55 pm | John McBeth

Having been to the two Rugby World Cup quarter finals in Cardiff last weekend, and watched the other two on television, the event which has left the most vivid impression on me was one decision at Twickenham. More >>

All Blacks and the Quarter Finals

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 9:32 am | John McBeth

If the aim of Steve Hansen is to ensure the All Blacks do not enter the quarter final stages of the Rugby World Cup as any kind of favourites, it’s working. More >>

All Blacks Failing To Live Up To Reputation

Sunday, 11 October 2015, 12:40 pm | John McBeth

If the aim of Steve Hansen is to ensure the All Blacks do not enter the quarter final stages of the Rugby World Cup as any kind of favourites, it’s working. More >>

John McBeth: Watching The RWC in Australia

Friday, 25 September 2015, 4:50 pm | John McBeth

Here in New Zealand the RWC is given total saturation coverage - enough to incense all of those who couldn't give a toss about rugby. In Australia it's the opposite. The coverage there, or lack of, would drive a rugby lover to desperation. While Fox ... More >>

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Monday, 31 August 2015, 2:06 pm | John McBeth

There has always been enormous interest in the naming of an All Black touring team and last night's announcement was eagerly awaited, even though most fans would have chosen at least 29 or 30 of the players selected. More >>

Eden Park Nerves

Friday, 14 August 2015, 3:03 pm | John McBeth

There is an intense amount of interest in the return Bledisloe Cup rugby match in Auckland this weekend - and a certain degree of intrigue. The interest centres on whether or not the below par performance, from practically the entire All Blacks ... More >>

Outstanding Dane Coles

Monday, 27 July 2015, 9:24 am | John McBeth

The try scored by All Blacks hooker, Dane Coles, was one of the special highlights of the team's gutsy win against the Springbok over the weekend. But his sprint to the tryline really was just the most obvious part that he played in the match. Even ... More >>

Israel Dagg Form Timely

Monday, 20 July 2015, 10:04 am | John McBeth

The unfortunate injuries to Waisake Naholo and Cory Jane at the weekend emphasised the importance of Israel Dagg in this Rugby World Cup season. Dagg has suffered from injuries, a lengthy recuperative spell and limited game time and there were doubts ... More >>

John McBeth: Now for the Rugby World Cup

Friday, 17 July 2015, 2:36 pm | John McBeth

Steve Hansen should be delighted the All Blacks had that test in Apia last week. It sent the perfect message to his players as the buildup to the World Cup begins in earnest. More >>

John McBeth: Aussies anxious too

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:43 am | John McBeth

Mike Hesson is cool and calm. Brendon McCullum is the same. These two are exuding a calmness that eludes most of the Black Caps fans as we await the final of the Cricket World Cup. More >>

Ko onside with all Kiwis now | John McBeth

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:57 am | John McBeth

It's not so long ago that the brilliant young New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko was under fire for accepting financial assistance from High Performance Sport NZ. It was funding which had been applied for by Golf NZ when Ko was still an amateur and based on the ... More >>

McBeth on the World Cup: It's How They Handle Fan Pressure

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:14 pm | John McBeth

The mature sports followers recall the hurt which has followed a team's failure to live up to expectations and they refuse to allow themselves to get carried away before any major events. Some now just sit back expecting the worst. But others with less ... More >>

Reappointments in the All Blacks

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 5:34 pm | John McBeth

The New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive put a very positive spin on last week’s reappointment of Steve Hansen until the end of 2017. Steve Tew described this move as’ fantastic news for the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby’. More >>

Lauren Boyle

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:36 am | John McBeth

New Zealand has rarely produced a swimmer capable of winning an Olympic medal. The freakish Danyon Loader, who swam to two gold medals in 1996 and a silver four years previously, has been the most successful by the length of a pool. More >>

Lauren Boyle

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:46 am | John McBeth

The freakish Danyon Loader, who swam to two gold medals in 1996 and a silver four years previously, has been the most successful by the length of a pool. Three other New Zealanders have won bronze medals- that’s it, unless we go back to 1912 and ... More >>

Rugby World Cup: A Point Made

Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 12:11 pm | John McBeth

Now that the Rugby World Cup has been done and dusted and we guage what it's done for the country, there's one point I hope has been absorbed by all rugby fans and critics.   More >>

RWC - The Hurt Helps

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 4:54 pm | John McBeth

Everybody realises there exists a danger of the All Blacks being upended by the French again in a major Rugby World Cup match this weekend, but most cannot really envisage it happening. Les Bleus and their many reporters and supporters might be ... More >>

John McBeth: Quade Cooper To Hit Back?

Friday, 14 October 2011, 10:00 am | John McBeth

All Black fans and media might get payback for their relentless attacks on the Wallaby first five Quade Cooper. More >>

McBeth: Weepu Now Most Important Player

Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 9:25 am | John McBeth

New Zealand has always been proud of the tremendous depth within its rugby ranks. Many other nations are envious of our ability to constantly produce top class players. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL