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 2021-11-19 00:36 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: The huge shame for All Whites in proposed FIFA switch...

OPINION: The prospect of a profound change to the format of the FIFA World Cup Intercontinental playoffs next June will prompt mixed emotions in New Zealand.As exclusively revealed by the Herald on ......

 2021-10-09 21:00 

New Zealand Herald

The one that got away: Why Ivan Cleary should haunt the Warriors...

Early last week, Penrith chief executive Brian Fletcher said coach Ivan Cleary would have a job for life.After their grand final win over South Sydney, Fletcher was unequivocal."I can't ever see Ivan ......

 2021-09-25 18:46 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: The uncomfortable truth about Israel Adesanya's rant...

OPINION: Maybe Israel Adesanya was half right.Adesanya, as he tends to do, raised some interesting points in his shoot from the hip soliloquy last Wednesday. Not for the first time, the UFC star ......

 2021-07-11 17:10 

New Zealand Herald

A lifetime of waiting: Why England's football success is so special...

OPINION: When England last made the final of a major football championship, there were no substitutes permitted during a game.Unlike today, there was no possibility of second half tactical switches ......

 2021-05-12 17:01 

New Zealand Herald

'I want what's fair': Warriors could lose cult hero as other clubs circle...

The Warriors will have a big call to make on whether to keep one of their cult heroes, with at least two NRL clubs circling to sign the popular player. Michael Burgess reports. One of the Warriors' ......

 2021-05-10 17:52 

New Zealand Herald

The subplot to America's Cup rival's grand plan - and how it affects Team NZ...

OPINION: The chances of the proposed Deed of Gift match between Team New Zealand and Ineos Team UK seem more remote, in the wake of the New York Yacht Club's grand vision for the America's Cup, which ......

 2021-04-12 21:56 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: Why Warriors fans should be worried by latest loss...

So much for all that Warriors' early season optimism.Two weeks ago it looked like this campaign could be a bit different, to most that we have seen over the last decade. After gritty efforts in the ......

 2021-04-01 18:12 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: Why Grant Dalton is taking a back seat at Team NZ...

OPINION: The balance of power is slowly changing within Team New Zealand, which has implications for the big decisions to be made about the future.After the successful retention of the America's Cup ......

 2021-03-20 17:07 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: The mesmerising transformation of Jimmy Spithill...

Ahead of the America's Cup, Luna Rossa co-helmsman Jimmy Spithill was meant to be public enemy No 1, an Australian rogue we all loved to hate.But by the end of this regatta even the most patriotic Kiwi ......

 2021-03-05 00:10 

New Zealand Herald

Inside the greatest Cup comeback: The untold story of Team NZ's heartbreak...

In 2013 Team NZ lost arguably the most dramatic America's Cup regatta in history. Michael Burgess talked to all the key players, for the incredible full story. Sport can be cruel. But that's what makes ......

 2021-03-01 20:52 

New Zealand Herald

Big Read: The rise of Peter Burling and how he makes boats go fast...

Peter Burling seems to have an innate talent for sailing. Michael Burgess learns how it grew. Peter Burling possesses a certain mystique. Everyone knows he can make a boat go fast, but few understand ......

 2021-02-21 17:08 

New Zealand Herald

The moment Sir Ben Ainslie knew his America's Cup dream was over...

ANALYSIS: At one point during the last race of the Prada Cup final, Sir Ben Ainslie knew his America's Cup dream was over. Michael Burgess reports on Luna Rossa's dominant 7-1 over Ineos Team UK. At ......

 2021-02-20 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Analysis: How Ineos Team UK kept 'miracle' hopes alive...

ANALYSIS: Ineos Team UK still have a mountain to climb in the Prada Cup final but at least they have a foot on the ladder.The British team finally won a race on Saturday, to breathe some life and ......

 2021-02-13 17:28 

New Zealand Herald

Luna Rossa's big day: The proof that Jimmy Spithill was right...

ANALYSIS: Maybe Jimmy Spithill was right.The Australian is a media professional and superb at putting a spin on things, finding positives where nowhere else can.But Spithill always insisted that ......

 2021-01-27 22:52 

New Zealand Herald

Heroes, heartbreak and humiliation: A short history of America's Cup Challenger semi finals...

On the eve of the Prada Cup elimination series between Luna Rossa and American Magic, Michael Burgess looks back on the best moments from almost 40 years of challenger semi final contests in the America's ......

 2021-01-24 18:02 

New Zealand Herald

Michael Burgess: How Dalton and Team NZ hit the America's Cup jackpot...

OPINION: Take a bow Grant Dalton. Take a bow Kevin Shoebridge and the rest of the Team New Zealand brains trust. And take a bow Dan Bernasconi and his design boffins, as well as Luna Rossa supremo ......

 2021-01-17 17:28 

New Zealand Herald

American Magic: The eerie call moments before disaster struck...

ANALYSIS: Three days ago, American Magic were the favourites for the Prada Cup now they may not be able to finish the event after a dramatic capsize on Sunday afternoon.Their ongoing participation ......

 2021-01-14 18:00 

New Zealand Herald

Prada Cup explainer: How it works, what to expect and the team to beat...

Michael Burgess runs the rule on the Prada Cup, how it works and why there won't be the same cut-throat feeling as past events. Why is it the Prada Cup? The Italian fashion empire took over the naming ......

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