Weekend Sport with Jason Pine

Weekend Sport with Jason Pine

Weekend Sport with Jason Pine on Newstalk ZB brings you all the action and reaction to the sporting weekend.

Episodes

April 20, 2024 6 mins

The Warriors have been one of the biggest stories across the ditch with their coup. 

Their signing of James Fisher-Harris was a well-kept secret, a thing that’s hard to pull off in Rugby League according to Adam Peacock. 

The Australian Correspondent joined Piney to dive into how it all went down. 

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The Blues and Brumbies are standing on equal ground leading into tonight’s clash. 

Each team has only lost one match, the Blues standing above the Brumbies on the board due to a points differential. 

They’re clashing at Eden Park, kicking off at 7:05pm. 

Blues coach Vern Cotter joined Piney to discuss how preparations have gone and what they expect to come from tonight. 

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The Hurricanes are now 8 for 8 in Super Rugby. 

They picked up a win in Suva against the Fijian Drua, taking the win by 23 points. 

Assistant Coach Jamie Mackintosh joined Piney to dive into the match and break down the win. 

Mackintosh told him that while the win wasn’t perfect by any means, they got off to a good start and pushed the lead, which allowed them to hang on pretty well i...

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Supercars has made its return to New Zealand’s tracks this weekend. 

The Taupō Super400 kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Taupō International Motorsport Park for the first time, the third different NZ venue to host a championship round. 

Supercars legend Craig Lowndes is attending this weekend and joined Piney for a chat about the importance of having a NZ stop in the Supercars calendar....

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The NZ Warriors have been humbled in Wollongong as they fell to a heavy defeat against the struggling Dragons.  

The Australian league steamrolled the Warriors, beating them by a full eighteen points despite the Warriors early lead. 

Michael Burgess joined Piney to discuss what went wrong for the New Zealand club. 

He said that it’s just not the kind of performance we’ve become used t...

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Jordie Barrett has broken the trend, heading off to Ireland for his rugby sabbatical at the end of this year as opposed to Japan. 

He’s also the first player to commit their services to NZ Rugby beyond the 2027 World Cup. 

NZR GM of Professional Rugby, Chris Lendrum, joined Jason Pine to discuss the importance of signing Jordie long-term, and what his sabbatical means. 

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Many All Blacks will use a sabbatical to rest the body or grow their bank balance — both reasonable priorities for high-performance athletes.  

Jordie Barrett, however, had his head turned by a different incentive when signing a short-term deal with Irish heavyweight Leinster. 

“There’s a bit of a balance,” Barrett told Newstalk ZB’s Jason Pine. “In the past, sabbaticals have been for All Blacks wh...

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April 15, 2024 27 mins

Piney and Bonnie review the Phoenix's thrilling 1-0 win over Victory and assess their Premier's Plate chances.

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Ahead of this year's World Snooker Championships, commentator Alisha Singh joined Piney to discuss the event.

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James McOnie from the Crowd Goes Wild joined Piney to talk about the ongoing Super Rugby season, the Warriors' latest draw, and the Masters tournament.

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The Warriors have clawed their way to a 22-all draw with the Sea Eagles in their NRL contest at Mt Smart.

The home side overcame an 8-point deficit with a minute to play to force the game to golden point extra time - with neither side unable to take the win.

Rugby league analyst Peter Peters joined Piney to discuss.

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The Bay Oval board can't believe they've missed out on a Black Caps test match against England.

Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton will host the three-match pre-Christmas series - the only red-ball fixtures on the international calendar.

Bay Oval Trust chairman Craig Greenlees joined Piney to discuss his shock and disappointment in missing out.

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Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has slid down the leaderboard after a frustrating third round at golf's Masters.

Fox has signed for a five-over 77 round to be four-over for the tournament in a share of 26th.

Scottie Scheffler leads at seven-under, one clear of Collin Morikawa.

International sports reporter Graeme Agars joins Piney to discuss.

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Super Rugby Aupiki reaches its climax this afternoon as the Blues Women hosts Chiefs Manawa in the final. 

The Blues are entering the game with a five-win, one-loss campaign, aiming to continue their winning streak. 

Piney caught up with Niall Williams-Guthrie from Blues women to preview the match. 

She told him that this year has been way better than she could ever imagine. 

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The Super Rugby Aupiki final is kicking off tonight, the Chiefs Manawa facing off against the Blues for the title. 

Ahead of the game, Piney caught up with Grace Kukutai from Chiefs Manawa to preview the final and discuss her unusual journey to the 15s. 

She told him that after losing their last two games, they’ve nailed down the big things they need to fix about their play. 

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It’s once again time to catch up on the biggest stories from our neighbours across the ditch, and Adam Peacock has the details. 

Champion New Zealand racemare Imperatriz retired in a shocking move on Thursday, the mare retiring with a total of 10 Group 1 victories. 

Peacock said that last spring, she was pretty much the best sprinter in the world but didn’t quite hit the heights this preparation.

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The Warriors are looking to make it 4 wins in a row as they face off against the Sea Eagles at Mt Smart this afternoon.  

Piney caught up with Warriors second rower and off-season signing Kurt Capewell to preview the game and discuss how his move to New Zealand is going for him. 

He told Piney that they’ve definitely been improving week by week, and as long as that keeps building, they can hopefull...

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Hurricanes Halfback Richard Judd was just a week away from having voluntary surgery when Cam Roigard went down with a serious injury, and now he's been thrust into the spotlight.  

He caught up with Piney to discuss his season and the rollercoaster of a week he's been having. 

Judd said that despite the circumstances, he’s happy he’s on the bench and will hopefully get some good game time this seas...

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The second round of the golf Masters has been brutal, with the weather really putting the 'gust’ in Augusta. 

Graeme Agars, international sports reporter and avid golf fan, joined Piney to give an update on how Ryan Fox, Tiger Woods, and the rest of the big names are tracking. 

He told Piney that anything around a 72 was a fantastic score as while the wind was bad at the start of the day, it was di...

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With news of World Athletics offering a bonus payment to gold medal winners at the Paris Olympics, some Kiwis stand to benefit. 

The organisation has set aside a total of US$2.4 million to allocate to the winners of the 48 events. 

Kiwi high jumper and gold medal hopeful Hamish Kerr joined Piney to discuss what this means for him and other athletes. 

He told Piney that while it doesn’...

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