Otago midfielder Kilisitina Moata'ane almost gave up on her dream to play international rugby.
Michael Cheika and Raelene Castle got into a heated verbal altercation just days before the Wallabies' crucial World Cup clash against Wales, reports say.
Tapanui trainers Nikki and Barry Blatch were rewarded for their keen eye for a horse when they produced Mr Intelligence and Superstition for upset wins at Oamaru yesterday.
The All Blacks are in line to spring a major surprise today when naming their team to play England in their Rugby World Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Black Caps speedster Lockie Ferguson will return from injury for the New Zealand XI in two T20 warm-up games against England at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.
The Otago Cricket Association (OCA) edged ahead of predictions and reported a slightly larger surplus than expected at its general meeting last night.
Otago opening batsman Camden Hawkins has fractured a bone in his right hand and may miss the Volts first home game later next week.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt regrets the way he prepared players for the World Cup, saying the team's desperation to prove their credibility may have been their downfall.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is leaving nothing to chance in his Rugby World Cup semi-final against England, even the unlikely possibility of a kicking contest to decide the game.
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter.
England are tapping into the experience of the many members of their squad who were on the drawn Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017 to help formulate a plan to beat the All Blacks.