It's the new age Rugby World Cup which poses one of the sport's oldest questions - will a good big man beat a good little man?
When the Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 there will be a strong Canterbury presence at the tournament – and not just with the All Blacks.
England have bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.
The All Blacks have shot down speculation surrounding Sonny Bill Williams' availability for the Rugby World Cup, after one commentator suggested that Ngani Laumape is set to replace him in Japan.
Jofra Archer took six wickets as England's bowlers gave their side a handy lead on the second day of the final Ashes test.
Canterbury United Pride begin the defence of their National Women’s League title when they host Capital at English Park on Sunday.
Coach Steve Hansen has revealed that Liam Squire wasn't considered as an injury replacement for concussed All Black loose forward Luke Jacobson.
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell has received a late call up to the All Blacks World Cup squad as an injury replacement.
The Canterbury Bulls face a tough task when they open their National Premiership campaign with a trip to the defending champion Akarana Falcons on Saturday.
Seven Canterbury players have been selected in the New Zealand secondary schools' rugby team announced on Thursday afternoon.
All Blacks reject Owen Franks will play his first game for Canterbury in nine years as he looks to stay sharp and remain an injury replacement option for the World Cup.
If the All Blacks clinch a third successive World Cup title in Japan, Steve Hansen is almost certainly going to be regarded as the team's greatest coach.
Sophie Pascoe has won her third gold in as many days at the World Para Swimming Championships in London.
Rolleston College cyclist Nick Rush has lofty goals and he knows hard work is the best way to achieve them.
Semi-finalists consider a combined training run to help each other win their respective games on Saturday.
Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand have had their first training run in Japan, the players having to adjust from the winter temperatures of home.
New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won her first gold of the World Para Swimming Championships in London.