Sports commentator Sam Ackerman
The All Blacks and domestic rugby seasons might be over, but there's still a potentially important clash this weekend between Maori All Blacks and Moana Pasifika. The Pasifika team is set to enter Super Rugby in the near future. In cricket, after the Blackcaps cleaned up in the T20 series, the tests are underway between NZ and West Indies, and the signs are promising for NZ in the first test. Across the ditch, two star league players careers are halted, as they face court in Australia on sexual assault charges. The NRL has a "no fault' stand-down period.