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Rugby: All Blacks to open defence against Argentina

Rugby: All Blacks to open defence against Argentina

The All Blacks will find out what it's like to have short preparation time between matches at the next World Cup.

Rugby: Walk into great unknown paying off for Noakes

Rugby: Walk into great unknown paying off for Noakes

Last year Chris Noakes questioned his future with the Blues, the new franchise he had signed with while at the Highlanders, as it imploded around coach Pat Lam.

League: Set of Six

Pain in the neck

Rugby: Nanai-Williams should get a chance with ABs

Rugby: Nanai-Williams should get a chance with ABs

OPINION: First, the bad news. There are whispers that Tim Nanai-Williams' chances of making the All Blacks this year aren't great due to concerns from the selectors about his defensive ability.

Racing: Vet accused of doping racehorse

Racing: Vet accused of doping racehorse

A reputable vet is accused of giving a horse a boosted dose of a pain relief drug, capable of improving its speed, before the horse won a race.

Drought likely to affect duck-shooting

Drought likely to affect duck-shooting

Duck shooters might be forced to "think laterally" about where they shoot when the game bird season opens tomorrow, with the drought meaning hunting on smaller ponds and wetlands could be tough going.

Christchurch taggers post pictures of work on Facebook

Christchurch taggers post pictures of work on Facebook

Taggers are using Facebook to post possibly incriminating photos of their vandalism around Christchurch.

Cricket: Warm up games offer rare preparation for NZ

Cricket: Warm up games offer rare preparation for NZ

Mike Hesson's Black Caps find themselves in unfamiliar territory on their tour to England.

Rugby: May looms as defining for Hurricanes

Rugby: May looms as defining for Hurricanes

The month of May is make or break time in Hurricanes' country.

Rugby: Dagg decision not that difficult - Blackadder

Rugby: Dagg decision not that difficult - Blackadder

In a sharp reminder to his team that mediocre performances will not be tolerated, Crusaders' coach Todd Blackadder has said the decision to drop All Blacks' fullback Israel Dagg was not a difficult one.

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