18 Apr 2019

Today's sports news: What you need to know

9:02 am on 18 April 2019

Latest - The New Zealander who was the long-time caddie of Tiger Woods says the star American golfer can still get to the top of the all time major winners list.

Tiger Woods and Steve Williams walk the fairways in 2006.

Tiger Woods and Steve Williams walk the fairways in 2006. Photo: Photosport

Steve Williams was on Woods' bag for 13 of his 15 major victories - but the pair fell out and their partnership ended in 2011.

But - in a piece for the Players Voice publication - Williams admits he broke his rule of not watching golf on TV to watch Woods' drought breaking win at the US Masters on Monday.

He said it was a remarkable performance and was a bigger achievement for Woods than winning his first major.

Cruden to reportedly off to Scotland

Former All Blacks first five Aaron Cruden is reportedly set to take a $400,000 pay cut to get his rugby career back on track.

According to The Scotsman newspaper - Cruden could leave French club Montpellier to reunite with former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie at Glasgow Warriors.

Cruden joined Montpellier in 2017 - but has struggled to make an impact on the European club scene.

Pulse claim ninth straight win

The Central Pulse have maintained their unbeaten start to the ANZ Premiership netball season - with a hard fought 59 - 49 win over the Northern Mystics in Porirua.

Shooter Aliyah Dunn again impressed - as the Pulse stayed top of the standings.

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England leave out young star

England have not picked Jofra Archer in their preliminary Cricket World Cup squad - but have left the door ajar for him to appear at the tournament.

Born in Barbados but eligible for England selection under new residency rules - the uncapped all rounder could still get a World Cup call up if he impresses in warm up games against Pakistan and Ireland.

ENGLAND SQUAD: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.


NZ drivers impress in Formula 3 testing

New Zealander Marcus Armstrong continued his strong pre-season Formula 3 form with the Ferrari junior driver topping the first day of the series' Hungaroring test for Prema Racing.

Fellow kiwi Liam Lawson, another Red Bull junior, took seventh overall for the MP Motorsport team.

The series returns for its final day of pre-season testing tomorrow.