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NRL: Kodi Nikorima offered cash by Warriors coach to run the ball more against Wests Tigers – New Zealand Herald

Warriors star addresses rumours he had been offered a cash incentive by a coach.

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Warriors playmaker Kodi Nikorima has been offered a cash incentive to run the ball more in tomorrow night’s NRL game against the Wests Tigers.
Nikorima confirmed that a bet was made with assistant coach Tony Iro about running more during tomorrow night’s game, but insisted it wasn’t his motivation to play better.
“He thinks that we’re a better team when I take the line on more and have a few more runs. He gave me a limit to how many runs I have and if I beat that, there’ll be a bit of cash i…

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One person dead after two-car crash near Whanganui – Stuff.co.nz

Person killed in two-car smash, closing the road for hours.

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One person has died following a serious crash near Whanganui.
Emergency services rushed to the two-car crash on State Highway 3 at Kai Iwi, between Rangitatau and Kai Iwi Valley roads, at 12.40pm on Friday.
Two fire crews and two ambulances were at the scene, a St John and Fire and Emergency spokesman said.
The road reopened about 5pm.
Inquiries into the crash are ongoing.

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Bledisloe Cup rugby: Wallabies coach Dave Rennie reveals why players won’t take knee against All Blacks – New Zealand Herald

The Wallabies won’t kneel prior to kick off of the third Bledisloe Cup test.

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Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed his team will not take a knee before kick-off in the third Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks next weekend.
Reports out of Australia suggested the team was strongly considering the move. Such an action would mirror what was seen across the world, predominantly in the United States, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
It has met differing views from across the ditch with former Australian captain Nick Farr-Jones believing it could turn fans…

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Former Team New Zealand America’s Cup sailor David Barnes dies – Stuff.co.nz

The New Zealand sailing community lost a revolutionary figure on Friday with the passing of David Barnes. He was 62.

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The New Zealand sailing community lost a revolutionary figure on Friday with the passing of David Barnes. He was 62.
Barnes won three 470 world titles with Hamish Willcox in the early 1980s and went on to be involved in six America’s Cup campaigns between 1985 and 2003, and was famously skipper of Team New Zealand’s Big Boat challenge of 1988 when they took on Dennis Conner’s catamaran.
Willcox teamed up with Barnes in 1980 and remembers the helmsman as a deep thinker who was always pushing the…

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