Reminisicing on the Steamers vs British Lions match

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Steamers first-up match against Otago at the Tauranga Domain on August 11, will bring back memories for Sideline Sid, of the day that twenty thousand rugby fans...... Read More

Remaining clubs prepare for Baywide rugby semi-finals

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz We are now leading into the business end of the Baywide rugby year for the remaining contenders. Baywide highs and lows during the club season will range from...... Read More

Western Bay racehorse who went from rags to riches

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A century in time has dulled the memories of the rags to riches tale of a Western Bay of Plenty racehorse that mixed it with the best in the country. Surveyor,...... Read More

BOP Black Caps star in Windies victory

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A dramatic finish to the Black Caps Cricket World Cup match with the West Indies on Sunday morning had Kiwi cricket fans chewing their nails as the game went down...... Read More

Test cricket coming to the BOP

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The news that test cricket is coming to the Bay Oval has produced a big grin on the dial of Sideline Sid, with five days of twists and turns of test cricket being...... Read More

Cricket jubilation

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The announcement that the Bay Oval will become the country’s 9th test cricket venue was greeted with jubilation by Western Bay of Plenty cricket fans, who...... Read More

Boxing underdog comes out swinging

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz There is a special place in the hearts of most sports fans for the underdog - especially when they cause a massive upset, like Andy Ruiz Jnr winning the World heavyweight...... Read More

Taking modern technology for granted

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A few days of R&R in the Coromandel has brought a unintended break from digital communication. The delightful motel unit near the shores of the Firth of Thames...... Read More

Sports fans spoilt for choice with upcoming events

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Each year brings a pivotal sporting event which grabs the attention of the nation for the duration of the event. For the next two years it will be Japan with the...... Read More

A weekend of Baywide premier rugby

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz What a weekend of Baywide premier rugby with a local derby upset, big score-lines and a walkover, dominating proceedings in Bay of Plenty club rugby. Arataki grabbed...... Read More