Hayden Meikle

Sport comment: Aww, ref

I was reminded again, last weekend, that refereeing a First XV rugby game is almost certainly the least enviable job in sport.

Football: Poor nation, promising players

Football: Poor nation, promising players

The Fifa Under-20 World Cup is just a week away. What do we know about the four teams being hosted in Dunedin? Completing our series, Hayden Meikle profiles Mali.

Rugby: Clutha has respect for Valley

Rugby: Clutha has respect for Valley

There will be motivation aplenty on both sides when Clutha and Clutha Valley clash at the Balclutha Showgrounds tomorrow.

Football: Mexico has the pedigree

Football: Mexico has the pedigree

The Fifa Under-20 World Cup is just around the corner. What do we know about the four teams being hosted in Dunedin? In part three of our series, Hayden Meikle profiles Mexico.

The Clutch: Under 20 days away

The Clutch: Under 20 days away

You might have picked up that I am just a teensy, tiny bit excited about the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

Football: A little nation with a big history

Football: A little nation with a big history

The Fifa Under-20 World Cup is getting closer and closer. What do we know about the four teams making their base in Dunedin? The Otago Daily Times sports department will profile the nations over the next week. Hayden Meikle starts with Uruguay.

'Numbing time for everyone' in wake of crash

'Numbing time for everyone' in wake of crash

Community support has been lauded after a crash in the Hakataramea Valley at the weekend in which six people were thrown from a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Football: Young guns of the beautiful game

The Fifa Under-20 World Cup kicks off in just 23 days. You won't be seeing all of these players at the tournament, but Hayden Meikle offers this updated World Under-20 XI - two years after naming a similar squad - to give you a taste of some of the amazing talent that will be on display. He has used ratings from the Fifa 15 video game to back up his selections.

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X

Fatality. Say that in a deep, rather scary voice and you know what game is being discussed.