New Zealand cricket thinks it is hexed at Eden Park, and maybe it is. But spare a thought for New Zealand rugby league. No New Zealand rugby league side has won at the venue since 1919 - and that was Auckland against Hawke's Bay! Admittedly, only one game of rugby league was played at the venue between 1919 and the 2005 due to rugby union not wanting to share the venue, but hey, thats still an impressive losing streak.
While we are vaguely on the topic of cricket, New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden gave Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez out for obstructing the field the other day, the first time someone's been given out under the 2011 ruling that batsmen cannot get in the way of a throw. Four other international batsmen have been given out under the more general "obstructing the field" rule, two of which have also been Pakistani's.
Finally, back to the depressing rugby league desk. The Warriors current club record loss streak of 10 games and 258 days is nothing when compared to the all time records. Poor University lost 42 consecutive games between 1934 and 1936. Funnily enough they don't exist anymore.
Out of current NRL clubs, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters lost 25 games between 1965 and 1967. So the Warriors still have a wee way to go yet.