‘Canes find consistency with Gareth Morgan

Two games, two losses. At least Gareth Morgan has brought some consistency to the Hurricanes from the Phoenix.

Now holding a 0-2 record, Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett admitted he had a sorely dejected dressing room.

The Hurricanes were edged out 18-12 by the Reds in Brisbane.

Mistakes from both sides created a dour encounter, with Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith left frustrated. 

“It was wet, it was tricky conditions and I don’t think either side played great footy… but just never got going I suppose.

“I just felt we had the game there and for one reason or another we couldn’t get the points,” the veteran centre said. “I never felt that we would lose that game.”

Sorry Conrad, get used to it, it’s called the “Gareth Effect”…well proven, has affected his Kiwisaver plans, the Phoenix and now you.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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