Today in sport history - April 14: NZ Warriors decimate Northern Eagles

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out live sport all around the globe, but history will never be erased.

While you contemplate streaming yet another Netflix drama or rewatching another replay of your favourite sporting moments, here are some stories that were making news in years past on April 14.


Cronulla Sharks winger Mat Rogers equals father Steve's club record for points in a single game, when he chalks up 26 in a 42-16 home win over Newcastle.

Rogers would switch to the 15-man code a few years later, playing a starring role in the Wallabies' run to the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.


Leicester Tigers players celebrate
Leicester Tigers players celebrate Photo credit: Getty

Leicester Tigers win their third straight English Premiership title and their fifth title overall.

The 2000/01 season was the first campaign that had the new bonus-points scoring system, introduced to encourage more attacking play and Tigers won the title by eight points.

Their absolutely stacked squad featured 18 internationals, including All Blacks flanker Josh Kronfeld. 


Tiger Woods became just the third player to claim back-to-back US Masters titles, three strokes clear of South Africa's Retief Goosen.


Ivan Cleary in action against the Eagles
Ivan Cleary in action against the Eagles Photo credit: Photosport

Ivan Cleary scores 28 points, as the NZ Warriors decimate the Northern Eagles 68-10 at Ericsson Stadium (now Mt Smart). Stacey Jones scores a hat-trick of tries, while Clinton Toopi and Sione Faumuina crossed twice each.

Jerry SeuSeu, Lance Hohaia, Brent Webb and Cleary all score four-pointers, with the latter adding 24 points with the boot.

Cleary equals Gene Ngamu's 1996 club record that still stands to today - James Maloney would match it in 2010.


Dan Carter's 18 points help the Crusaders to a whopping 38-3 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin. 

Casey Laulala scores a try double, while Caleb Ralph, Rua Tipoki and Carter himself cross once each.

The Crusaders would be eliminated in the Super Rugby semi-finals by eventual champions, the Bulls.


David Nyika after winning gold
David Nyika after winning gold Photo credit: Photosport
The women's Black Sticks celebrate their gold medal win
The women's Black Sticks celebrate their gold medal win Photo credit: Photosport

Boxer David Nyika and the women's Black Sticks hockey team win gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.


Tiger Woods completes a remarkable comeback story, winning his fifth Masters title by a stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

Woods' 15th Major win is his first first in 11 years.


New Zealand's Israel Adesanya stamped his mark on the combats sports world with a spectacular, razor-close win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 in Atlanta.

The victory earned Adesanya the interim middlewight title - the first UFC belt to be held by a Kiwi - and went down in the history books as one of the division's greatest ever fights.


1941 - Controversial American baseballer Pete Rose 
1965 - Former Australian cricketer Craig McDermott
1975 - Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva 


1964 - Former NZ test cricketer Herb McGirr, aged 72

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Streaker bamboozles security at Chiefs Super Rugby match against Blues

A streaker stole the show with his stepping skills during the Chiefs' Super Rugby win over the Blues at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday night.

Late in the first half, he found his way onto the field inside the Chiefs' 22 and stepped four security guards while almost running the entire length of the field. 

But he was eventually stopped in his tracks, the fifth security guard destroying him with a bone-crunching tackle.