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League: Warriors still targeting fresh blood

League: Warriors still targeting fresh blood

Matt Elliott expects the Warriors to make one or two further additions to their 2013 squad but is preaching patience as the best approach for the Auckland club.

League: End of season test on cards for Kiwis

The New Zealand Rugby League hope to turn the NRL Grand Final weekend into a football fiesta, with an annual Kiwis match preceding the Grand Final.

Rugby: Fierce blindside battle only just beginning

As the All Blacks build their depth, competition for places has become more intense on this European tour and nowhere is the battle fiercer than at blindside.

Rugby: Maori grind out tricky win

As Charlie Ngatai disturbed the autumn leaves in a corner of Oxford's Iffley Road rugby ground for a late try, New Zealand Maori celebrated a victory over Canada tighter than the scoreboard suggests.

Cricket: New wet woes looming for NZ

Cricket: New wet woes looming for NZ

The wedging of New Zealand cricket tours into rain-filled segments of the international calendar looks set to continue after the current Sri Lanka series.

League: Nielsen puts strong case for defence

Dane Nielsen has always been the kind of player opposition fans love to hate.

Rugby: Reaching for the tip of perfection

Rugby: Reaching for the tip of perfection

Managing older All Blacks and developing new ones is at the heart of plans to reach the 2015 World Cup with a team at its peak, writes Gregor Paul.

Tennis: Rising star set for Heineken Open

Tennis: Rising star set for Heineken Open

The world's top newcomer to the men's professional tennis tour will play in next year's Heineken Open.

Rugby: Samoa slams 'rich bullies'

Samoa's IRB representative Harry Schuster wants an investigation into former All Black Simon Mannix's allegations that French club Racing Metro paid three Fijian players not to go to the World Cup last year.

Rowing: Search with a single focus

New Zealand could be without a genuine men's single sculling threat for the first time in nine years on the 2013 world rowing circuit.

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