The All Blacks have attempted to mitigate against the potential physical fallout brought by the cancellation of their pool game against Italy.
Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against the All Blacks.
Ashburton College basketballers named in Canterbury's top secondary school team squads to play in a curtain-raiser.
The Canterbury Bulls have bounced back from their grand-final loss to take a hard-fought victory over New South Wales Country.
Christchurch Girls' High were the best performing Canterbury school at the national netball tournament in Nelson last week.
Canterbury have locked the Ranfurly Shield away for the summer – but it took them 83 minutes to do so.
Japan produced a scintillating display of attacking rugby to beat Scotland 28-21 and reach the quarter-finals for the first time, lifting the nation still reeling from the deadly impact of Typhoon Hagibis.
Darfield flanker Haigh Jebson was named senior player of the year at the annual Ellesmere Rugby Awards on Friday night at the Dunsandel Community Centre.
Canterbury fullback Josh McKay is making a real play to fill the shoes of the Highlanders co-captain.
In its own way, World Rugby has combined complete nonsense, ground-breaking technology and blatant doctoring at its marquee tournament in Japan, ODT sports editor Steve Hepburn writes.
Burnside High School rowing coach Jim Little’s six-decade involvement with rowing has been rewarded with life membership of the Canterbury Rowing Association.
Selwyn United managed to take the spoils at their own South Island football tournament at Foster Park over the weekend.
Almost 20 years on from a crucial missed shot in the final minute of the 1999 World Cup final, Donna Wilkins still faces constant reminders of the moment.
The Canterbury boxing team won 10 gold medals at the national amateur championships at the Hornby Workingman’s Club.
The All Blacks could still have played their final Rugby World Cup pool game against Italy, but turned it down, according to a report.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse says their World Cup match wouldn't have been cancelled if the All Blacks had needed to win to make the quarter-finals.