The pressure has been ramped on the IRB to refine and improve
their judicial process ahead of the next World Cup with fears
that the tournament could be ruined if the Adam Thomson case
is anything to go by.
It attracted $650,000 over three years from ATEED, the
Auckland Council's economic and international events agency,
but netball's first Fast5 tournament did not attract the
objective of that sponsorship money - visitors.
New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal winner in women's
sprint canoeing, Lisa Carrington, won the supreme Albie Pryor
Memorial Sportsperson of the Year at the Maori Sports Awards
in Auckland last night.