A volcano off the New Zealand coast has erupted with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight missing feared dead, authorities said.
It’s been hailed as the best All Blacks performance since the last World Cup. Some are saying it was as close to perfection as you can come in the game of rugby. What everyone agrees on is the fact that New Zealand made one hell of a statement on Saturday night.
It didn’t go unnoticed that the vast majority of Irish players put forward in the mixed zone after Saturday’s abysmal display against New Zealand were younger men and/or replacements. It was a thankless task after everything the team had been through.
For 23 years the name Crusaders was a source of nothing but pride in Christchurch, the uncontroversial identity of a franchise that claims, with some justification, to be the most successful non-national professional rugby team in the world.
The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man accused of carrying it out, writes.