#The New Zealander

PLAYER RATINGS: Manchester City 2 Burnley 0

City's Portuguese international was the first to react in the 12th minute, turning the ball home from close range after Nick Pope had denied Phil Foden at full stretch. The Clarets fashioned a golden opportunity to equalise when Dwight McNeil released Maxwel Cornet, but the Ivorian was denied with just Zack Steffen to beat.
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‘No bull***t’ Lawson is on his way to Formula 2 next season

Liam Lawson won’t have another shot at the DTM title in 2022, Helmut Marko revealing that the New Zealander will instead race in Formula 2. This season Red Bull placed the 19-year-old in DTM, Lawson leading the championship as the drivers lined up for the final race of the season.
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Pivac looking to keep a lid on Wales' great expectations

A little less than a year ago, Wayne Pivac had the pallor of a coach under pressure. By the end of the patched-together 2020 Autumn Nations Cup, Wales had lost seven out of 10 games in 2020, with wins over limited Italy and Georgia sides, and the natives were getting restless.

Lawson angry: "I don't want to go through that again"

Liam Lawson was very close to a DTM title, but after he was forced out of the race by title rival Kelvin van der Linde, and Maximilian Götz ran off with the title thanks to Mercedes team orders. All that was left was a P2 in the final standings for the Red Bull junior, leaving him very disappointed.

Sonny Bill Williams: Cross-code New Zealand rugby star opens up on 'therapeutic' autobiography

Sonny Bill Williams has opened up on how writing his autobiography helped him come to terms with some of the struggles he faced off the field during his rugby career. The New Zealander burst onto the scene in 2004 as an 18-year-old with NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs and would go on to scale the heights in both codes, including two Rugby World Cup triumphs with the All Blacks across his two spells in rugby union.

'Womanising' lifestyle left Sonny Bill Williams feeling 'soulless'

Cross-code football superstar Sonny Bill Williams has detailed how his “womanising” lifestyle left him feeling “soulless” before converting to Islam in 2009. Williams won an NRL premiership with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2004 before finding success in rugby union, winning two Rugby World Cups with the All Blacks and a Super Rugby title with the Chiefs.

On this day in 2014: Ben Flower punches Lance Hohaia in Super League Grand Final

St Helens beat Wigan 14-6 in the Super League Grand Final on this day in 2014 but Ben Flower’s early dismissal for punching Lance Hohaia proved the biggest talking point of the showpiece event. The second-minute red card looked to have Warriors up against it but they surprisingly held a...

Thomas lays down the gauntlet to Pivac

After a difficult start to life replacing Warren Gatland as Wales No.1; Wayne Pivac has well and truly silenced his doubters after leading his side to a Six Nations title earlier this year. Only Gareth Jenkins and Steve Hansen had worse win percentages in their first year in charge of...

IPL 2021: Narine, Ferguson Shine As KKR Restrict Bangalore To 138/7

Sharjah: Sunil Narine (4/21) and Lockie Ferguson (2/30) dominated in restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to a below-par 138/7 in the Eliminator match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Monday. Narine was exceptional in breaking the back of Bangalore’s batting in the middle overs while Ferguson was able support. Opting...