Celebrating 100 years of rugby in the BOP

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Te Puna Rugby Club were forced to play the waiting game last year, as they counted down to the club's centennial year in 2019. The club, who wear the dark blue...... Read More

Title repeats for BOP cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Bay of Plenty Coastland Senior and Junior Secondary rep cricket teams both took out Northern Districts age-group titles in the last two weeks to repeat their titles...... Read More

Mixed reactions about boxing

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Boxing has been a hot topic in the media in the last few weeks, attracting plenty negative publicity and a myriad of comments from people that have little knowledge...... Read More

International cricket at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Bay Oval lights will be turned on for international cricket for the first time this season on Friday night. India A and New Zealand A continue their series...... Read More

Giving feels good

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Elsa the Elf Queen is a very special person. Elsa works at Kmart in Bayfair and she invited me to take part in the launch of this year’s Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. What a wonderful morning it was. I...... Read More

The Match - Tiger v Phil

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last Saturday’s continuous wet weather saw Sideline Sid ditch any plans to go outdoors and instead hit the on button on the television. First up was the televised...... Read More

The different sides of cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid got to watch two very different ends of the cricket spectrum last weekend. On Friday, I caught the first session of the four-day match between...... Read More

Upping the stakes

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz If you continue to throw enough money at something you usually get the desired results. About 25 years ago, the Victoria Racing Club came up with a vision...... Read More

How to eat an elephant (aka the power of 5 minutes)

Jane Le Guay Health Team Leader Sport Bay of Plenty At the moment you don’t have to look too hard to find a motivational snippet in the paper or online about the joys of spring and getting active and healthy. But how to...... Read More

The rise of the 'Festival' game

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was said that last Saturdays All Black romp against Japan in Yokohama was like a “Festival” game, with plenty of running rugby and tossing the ball...... Read More




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