The return of the Mitre 10 Cup

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The saying that ‘the more that things change - the more that they stay the same' seems to have come true in this years Mitre 10 Cup. When the Mitre 10...... Read More

Super Rugby to lift rugby fan spirits

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While Sideline Sid, along with the rest of the country, has had little to smile about in the last three months, the arrival of Super Rugby Aotearoa on the small...... Read More

Billy Graham honoured with Queen's Birthday Award

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Queen’s Birthday award to former boxer Billy Graham, making him a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, recognised his decades long work in developing...... Read More

Excitement builds for the start of club rugby

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid can't wait for club rugby to kick off on Saturday, June 27, with the icing on the cake being the move to level one. This means local rugby fans...... Read More

The herald of the Great Northern Steeplechase

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz For more than a century, the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend was a pinnacle weekend for punters, with the staging of the Great Northern Hurdles and Steeplechase...... Read More

The return of greyhound racing

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The return of greyhound racing at the start of May became the springboard for a remarkable feat by Palmerston North greyhound trainer Lisa Cole. On Friday, May...... Read More

Cricket legend Daniel Flynn retires

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The retirement of ND and Bay of Plenty Cricket legend Daniel Flynn flew under the radar for many cricket fans with the sudden closure of the 2019/20 cricket season...... Read More

The scramble for copy duing lockdown

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The coronavirus shutdown, which has closed down professional sport throughout the world, has seen sports writers and commentators scrambling to find copy to write...... Read More

Warriors fans' rollercoster ride

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The rollercoaster ride for the ever faithful New Zealand Warriors fans is about to kick off again. The Kiwi representatives in the NRL crossing the ditch for a...... Read More

Les Jarvis' link to a champion racehorse

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Les Jarvis, who became a familiar sight in Greerton Village on his way to walk his dog on the Tauranga racecourse, left behind a direct link to champion racehorse...... Read More