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Rugby: Inconsistent refereeing has fans seeing red

Rugby: Inconsistent refereeing has fans seeing red

Referees say it's knowing when to show the yellow card that troubles them. But history paints a different picture - one where officials over the years have made incredibly bad decisions of when and when not to show the red card.

League: Kiwis played part in star's downfall

League: Kiwis played part in star's downfall

It's perhaps fitting that the Warriors spoiled Benji Marshall's farewell at Leichhardt last Friday night, as they were the club that probably precipitated his downward spiral in form more than any other.

Netball: Magic eye Aussie shooter

Australian Diamonds vice-captain Catherine Cox could replace Irene van Dyk at the Magic.

Rugby: Returning skipper unlikely to start

Rugby: Returning skipper unlikely to start

Richie McCaw will probably start next week's semifinal on the bench but his contribution to the Crusaders is expected to be huge as he guides them through one of their biggest weeks of preparation in years.

Rugby: Shadow of Sonny Bill on Nonu

Rugby: Shadow of Sonny Bill on Nonu

This town might not be big enough for the both of them. Ma'a Nonu's dithering about recommitting to New Zealand could be a direct consequence of Sonny Bill Williams' mooted return to these shores - and to the 15-man code.

League: Warriors storming into contention for finals football

League: Warriors storming into contention for finals football

Warriors coach Matt Elliott won't countenance talk of the top eight just yet, but admits it could become a reality if they upset Melbourne this week.

Arrest after body found in Christchurch

Arrest after body found in Christchurch

A woman was found dead at a block of Christchurch council flats last night and a 59-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards.

Boy dies after being dragged by horse

Boy dies after being dragged by horse

A 10-year old boy has died after being dragged by a bolting horse just before sunset yesterday.

Auckland childcare centre fire suspicious

Auckland childcare centre fire suspicious

A fire at a childcare centre on Auckland's North Shore early this morning is being treated as suspicious.

Quakes rattle central NZ

Quakes rattle central NZ

Experts say it is unlikely the swarm of earthquakes which rattled central New Zealand today signals "the big one" could be on the way, but people should still be prepared.

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