The Timaru Herald

Warriors chase Kiwi captain


The Warriors are in talks to sign Kiwis captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak as a replacemen­t for Ken Maumalo. Stuff understand­s the club has been in negotiatio­ns last week with WateneZele­zniak and his agent Tyran Smith, with his move to the Warriors linked to Maumalo’s switch to Wests Tigers, which was confirmed on Saturday. Watene-Zelezniak has a deal at the Bulldogs through to the end of next season, but the Warriors are looking to offer him a contract beyond 2022. The club has plenty of salary cap space available, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck departing.

Felix Rosenqvist was hospitalis­ed overnight following a wall-smashing crash early in the IndyCar race on Belle Isle in Detroit yesterday. The throttle appeared to stick in Rosenqvist’s car as he entered the sixth turn. With no way to stop or slow his car, the Swede slammed into a tyre barrier with enough force to move the retaining wall. Some of the tyres even went over the wall and Rosenqvist’s car was stuck nose-up at a nearly 45-degree angle jammed into the scattered tyre barrier. He seemed to struggle to catch his breath, and IndyCar’s safety team placed Rosenqvist in a neck brace while extricatin­g him. He was taken to DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital after he was seen in the trackside medical centre. New Zealand driver Scott Dixon finished the race in eighth after getting off sequence while fellow Kiwi Scott McLaughlin was 19th.

Felix Rosenqvist in action earlier in the race at Detroit.

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