The Highlanders have begun their two-week Christmas break, as
the start of the serious stuff looms closer.
Otago will be missing two of its key players at next month's
national sevens tournament.
The skull and bones flies high above the Caledonian Bowling
Club, reflecting the sentiments of those below who feel they
have been pillaged by the pirates.
Dan Carter is off to France but what will be his legacy?
Rugby writer Steve Hepburn asks three questions about the man
Sports clubs are set to take a financial ''hammering'' from
new drink-drive laws, with most now offering low-alcohol beer
and others buying breathalysers.
They are paid to tackle, pass and run.
Tough anti-doping laws will be introduced next month to get
New Zealand in line with the rest of the world as more
emphasis goes on those associating with known drug cheats.
The process of privatising the Highlanders continues but any
deal is still some way off.
A couple of wins in Morocco by a team from Auckland is going
to give football's flagship team in the South a significant
financial boost, raising its income by more than 50%.
Southern United coach Mike Fridge labelled it the worst
performance of the season as his side lost 3-1 to Hawkes Bay
United in Napier yesterday.
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