Carter’s kick to history

All Blacks first-five Dan Carter kicked himself into the history books as the record points scorer in the history of Test match rugby on Sunday morning as New Zealand played Wales at the Millennium Stadium. A converted try bought Carter’s points total to 1,188, surpassing English player Jonny Wilkinson, to hold the world Test record. The All Blacks win, 37-25, secured their third Grand Slam tour in five years. The All Blacks scored five tries in the match, and on their tour of the four Home Unions conceded a total of 19 tries, with only four against. Wales, who had been harbouring hopes of winning against the world’s best, last won against the All Blacks in 1953, when Winston Churchill was serving his second term as British Prime Minister.


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Squash Superman Paul Coll Set on World Domination

Squash Superman Paul Coll Set on World Domination

Gravity-defying dive after lung-busting lunge, they called him ‘Superman’ as he captivated crowds around the globe. Now, history-maker, Greymouth-born Paul Coll, is on top of the world at number one and…