Today in sports history: April 10

On April 10, 2010 Dan Carter became Super Rugby's all-time leading points scorer.
On April 10, 2010 Dan Carter became Super Rugby's all-time leading points scorer. Photo credit: Photosport

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 re-watching another replay of your favorite sporting moments, here are some stories that were making news in years past on April 10.


Jackie Robinson becomes first black player of the 20th century to sign a Major League Baseball contract, with the Brooklyn Dodgers.


South African Gary Player becomes the first non-American golfer to win the US Masters at Augusta National.


Australia beat India by 98 runs to win the women's one-day Cricket World Cup. 


James Vaughan.
James Vaughan. Photo credit: Getty

At 16 years, 271 days, James Vaughan becomes the youngest goalscorer in English Premier League history, when he scores for Everton in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.


Dan Carter kicks five penalty goals to become Super Rugby's all-time leading pointscorer, during his side's 20-13 win over the Waratahs, advancing to 1022 points and surpassing the milestone of 1019, held by Australian Stirling Mortlock.

Carter ended his career with 1708 points. 


New Zealand won three medals at the Commonwealth Games, capturing a gold, silver and bronze. 

Hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe won gold, with cyclist Linda Villumsen and Hamish Bond claiming silver and bronze respectively in the women's and men's time trials.


1986 - Former Manchester City football captain Vincent Kompany

1990 - NZ Olympic rower Kelsey Bevan

1991 - Women's Black Sticks striker Kirsten Pearce


2015 - Former Australian cricketer and legendary commentator Richard Benaud, aged 85 

Newhub's top sports story 12 months ago…


Israel Folau.
Israel Folau. Photo credit: Getty

Israel Folau claims gay people are destined for hell again, gets blasted

Israel Folau has controversially reiterated that gay people are destined for hell in a new Instagram post.

The Australian rugby star is infamous for making homophobic remarks both online and off. On Wednesday he posted a dramatic image to social media that was designed to resemble a warning sign with a list of undesirable identities.