Sport

AB game a coveted opportunity

Umaga

The battle for places in the Counties Manukau Steelers team to play the All Blacks in Pukekohe on Friday is intensifying.

Crunch time for Mangere United

Mangere United's hopes of winning promotion to the Northern Region Football League's first division next season rest on them beating neighbours Manukau City at Walter Massey Park in Mangere tomorrow.

Papatoetoe's bid for cup

Papatoetoe and East Tamaki are the only premier rugby teams from south Auckland chasing silverware tomorrow.

Tua inspires young refugees

Tua

David Tua used to sneak into the Refugee Resettlement Centre to play soccer when he was a boy. Now he's helping present-day refugees to get active.

Eagles need drive to upset Bears

Sea Eagles

Desire and determination are key if the Papakura Sea Eagles are to upset the Glenora Bears at Harold Moody Park in Glen Eden on Saturday and qualify for rugby league's Fox Memorial Trophy playoffs.

Kiwis rebound to claim coveted polocrosse title

Polocrosse

Four Manukau teenagers have made sporting history by being the first New Zealand team to win a junior international polocrosse championship title, beating teams from both Australia and the United States.

Last chance for Karaka

Karaka Rugby

Karaka and Manurewa meet in the final round of Counties Manukau club rugby at the Karaka Sports Park on Saturday.

Steelers happy with Halai

Halai

New Zealand Sevens star Frank Halai is back home to play for the Counties Manukau Steelers this season.

Manukau 'stoked' to make last 16

MKC Football

Newly promoted Manukau City are on the verge of achieving what few thought possible when they started their campaign in the Northern Region Football League's second division in March.

Chips are down for Leopards

Viliami Lolohea

If the Otahuhu Leopards beat the Glenora Bears at Harold Moody Park in Glen Eden on Saturday their dream of playing in the Fox Memorial Trophy semifinals like they did last year remains on course.

Must-win from here on in

CLUBRUGBY

Karaka will be playing for their season when they take on competition leaders Patumahoe in the third to last round of Counties Manukau club rugby at Patumahoe on Saturday.

Lads get a kick out of auction

Sona

Proceeds raised from the sale of Chiefs front rowers Mahonri Schwalger and Sona Taumalolo's famous pink boots will benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Stingrays games get TV cover

A deal between New Zealand Rugby League and Sky TV has ensured 3 Counties Manukau Stingrays matches will be televised.

Hawks are on fire

MAD ON SPORT WITH THE MAD BUTCHER

Something very dear to my heart to talk about this week - the mighty Mangere East Hawks Rugby League Club.

Best buds make top squad

BY ALAN APTED - © Fairfax NZ News

Playpen buddies Thomas Heather and Salmaan Sills are close to being a first in New Zealand sport.

Cooksley keen to race

BY ALAN APTED - © Fairfax NZ News

The chance to race on home soil has Aaron Cooksley all excited about the Auckland Supercross at the Pacific Events Centre in Manukau on Saturday.

Extra over might cost Manukau championship

BY ALAN APTED - © Fairfax NZ News

Manukau won't be making a fuss about the umpiring decision that could cost them the lead in the Counties Manukau premier two-day cricket competition.

U15s win bodes well

BY ALAN APTED - © Fairfax NZ News

Counties Manukau has won the Northern Districts under-15 cricket championship in Taupo for the third year running.

Countdown to Roto-Vegas trial

MAD ON SPORT WITH THE MAD BUTCHER, PETER LEITCH - © Fairfax NZ News

It isn't long to the footy season now and I can't wait. It's only a matter of weeks until our first trial at Rotorua.

Hawks old boy in coaching role

BY ALAN APTED - © Fairfax NZ News

The once-proud Mangere East Hawks rugby league club has turned to old boy and former Warrior Tea Ropati to help pull it out of the dumps.

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