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The week's best NZ sport content

When you stick your head outside the NZ rugby bubble, it's shocking to see what people think of us - this piece from last week hits close to the bone [Stuff]

Probably the most stacked junior team ever - Richie Mo'unga and Anton Lienert-Brown played in the same under-8s team, coached by former All Black Ben Blair [Stuff]

Mark Geenty on Gary Stead's remarkable first year in charge of the BLACKCAPS [Stuff]

Futsal, the standardised version of indoor football, is one of NZ's fastest-growing sports [RNZ]

If you show it, they will come. Busting the myth that no-one watches women's sport on TV [Locker room]

If you want a last look at Lancaster Park, get in quick 'cos there's almost nothing left [Jarrod Gilbert]

Video nasty

Nine year old girl lands a 540 after 74 attempts. Heart warming stuff!

Long read

Spongebob Squarepants turned 20 this year - here's how a scuba diver with a marine resource planning degree created one of the most loved cartoons ever [longreads.com]

Selected weekend fixtures

  • Day three of the BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka Test from Galle starts at 4.30pm this afternoon, there should be a few twists in this one yet, it's on SKY

  • All happening at Eden Park on Saturday night, with Black Ferns v Australia at 5pm and All Blacks v Wallabies at 7.30pm, they're on SKY

  • In the football, Man City host Tottenham at 4.30am Sunday on Spark Sport

  • The Warriors travel to the Roosters at 4pm Sunday, it's on SKY

Bring back the gif

When you take the Wallabies too lightly.