Golden Attitude Prevails

New Zealand’s rowing heroes Dunedin-born Hamish Bond, 26, and Hastings-born Eric Murray, 30, maintained their three-year unbeaten run by winning gold in the men’s pair at the Olympic rowing regatta. Bond and Murray, one of the most dominant crews in world rowing, won in 6 minutes, 16.65 seconds. France was two lengths behind to take silver and Britain won bronze. “It’s about 450 grams of pure grit, determination, attitude and belief that we could do it,” Murray said, pointing to his gold medal. It is New Zealand’s third gold of the regatta. Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won the men’s double sculls, while five-time world champion Mahe Drysdale took the men’s single sculls title.


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All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett, 29, will play for the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan’s Top League next season, which starts in January 2021, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Barrett, a two-time…