Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Super 15 holiday break begins

Rugby: Super 15 holiday break begins

The Highlanders have begun their two-week Christmas break, as the start of the serious stuff looms closer.

Sevens: Two key figures missing

Otago will be missing two of its key players at next month's national sevens tournament.

Sadness as last end bowled at club

Sadness as last end bowled at club

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.

Rugby: On his day, he could do it all

Rugby: On his day, he could do it all

Dan Carter is off to France but what will be his legacy? Rugby writer Steve Hepburn asks three questions about the man from Southbridge.

New alcohol limits have clubs pondering options

New alcohol limits have clubs pondering options

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.

Rugby: Highlanders thumbing their way to Central

Rugby: Highlanders thumbing their way to Central

They are paid to tackle, pass and run.

Drugs in sport: NZ's new anti-doping laws much tougher

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.

Rugby: Privatisation of franchise some way off

Rugby: Privatisation of franchise some way off

The process of privatising the Highlanders continues but any deal is still some way off.

Football: Southern set to get $100,000

Football: Southern set to get $100,000

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%.

Football: Southern well beaten in wet, windy Napier

Football: Southern well beaten in wet, windy Napier

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.