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North Harbour back rower Auckland-born Richard Mayhew, who has been attracting interest from several English sides, has joined Esher Rugby in the UK and has a clause in his deal stating he could leave the side if a Premiership club come in for him. Head coach Mike Schmid said: “Richard has had some great experience with North Harbour and he is somebody who was on Wasps’ radar. He was recommended to me by Tony Hanks and Craig Dowd [Wasps coaches]. Both spoke very highly of him as a player and as a person and he will add some quality to the squad and some competitiveness and stir things up a bit.”


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New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

Chinese-born New Zealander Nancy Jiang’s determination to succeed in trail running is shaped by her upbringing, when her parents pushed for academics over sport, according to Mark Agnew who interviewed Jiang…