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A genius call or more tinkering?

Willie Ripia

Yes, it's very difficult to dislike Wellington rugby coach Chris Boyd but is he wise picking Willie Ripia?

Selection a big surprise

Ameliaranne Wells Ameliaranne Wells, Queensland born and bred, will now play for New Zealand against Australia.

Absolutely negatively Wellington

Ernie Merrick 2014 is shaping as a barren year for sport in the capital. Sam Worthington investigates the sad state of affairs.

Selectors make 'brave choices'

Waimarama Taumaunu Daring isn't a trait always associated with NZ netball. A steady-as-she-goes orthodoxy might be more appropriate.

Walker odds never good

David Walker OPINION: The seven-year disqualification is proof racing can be tough on its own, says Tim Barton.

Struggles for Capital Hockey

Frederique de Klijn After lack-lustre efforts in the national league, alarm bells are ringing and the organisation seems helpless to turn them off.

Team Wellington re-sign Peverley

Former All White Cole Peverley and Western Suburbs duo Tyler Lissette and Greg Rosenthal signed for new season.

Pride coach laments 'poor' effort

Capital lose plot in loss to Central

Wairarapa College seek title

Hockey generic Boys first XI have regularly been contenders for the premier one hockey title but haven't won a final since 2008.

Year 11 student climbs ranks

Daniel Hillier has taken the next step in his golf career, and he's beginning to make an impression on the national stage.

Keeping it in the family

Football teams make mark

Hoping for lofty things

Anthony Pettett is a 2.01-metre lock that's proof that you don't have to play premier one rugby to be noticed by talent scouts.

Laidlaw extends Canes stay

Clark Laidlaw Scotsman joins new coach Chris Boyd and assistant John Plumtree as third appointment to 2015 coaching staff.

Right time for Nonu return

Ma'a Nonu believes he returns to the Hurricanes a better player, and person, next season.

Nonu returns

Nonu returns to Hurricanes

Canes v Chiefs a super showdown

Next year's showdown between the Chiefs and Hurricanes at Yarrow Stadium next is being billed as Taranaki's own State of Origin.

Pair face striking charges

Jason Woodward Wellington fullback and Steelers lock face judiciary for alleged foul play in the latest round of the NPC.

Still time for Lions to bite

Wellington's grip on Premiership status might be loosening, but at least coach Chris Boyd hasn't lost his sense of humour.

Lions tamed by Canterbury

Lions opt for fourth first-five

Lions onto fifth first-five

Willie Ripia gets the call-up to start, making him Wellington's fifth No 10 in just six games.

Phoenix to play in Auckland

Phoenix fans at Eden Park Wellington-based A-League club to play just one home game this year away from the capital.

Phoenix debut ends in defeat

Michael McGlinchey's Phoenix debut ended in defeat as the 10-man Jets registered a 2-1 pre-season win.

McGlinchey feels at home

Everything's All White for Nix

Hutt out to make Phoenix welcome

Lower Hutt is hoping to profit from hosting six Phoenix matches next summer.

Recognition to go with the trophy?

firebird strap The prize is in the cabinet, but Wellington haven't been immediately rewarded for their winning cricket.

Gillespie eyes Windies tour

Mark Gillespie has a long and evolving to-do list and on top of that is touring the West Indies.

Patel backed for Black Caps

Cricket 'franchises' may be next

Patel notches first class century

Jeetan Patel continues to show his all-round value to English county side Warwickshire, notching his second first-class century.

Saints on song as playoffs loom

Casey Frank It has taken 15 games but coach Shane Heal will finally be able to call on a full-strength squad.

Jets catch Saints on rebound

Rebounding is the Wellington Saints' focus in more ways than one tonight.

Rebounding woes cost Saints

Anthony raring to go

Win lifts Saints' confidence

Wellington Saints guards Lindsay Tait and Corey Webster will be fit for Friday's NBL semifinal against the Nelson Giants.

Handshake snub no big deal

Carlos Hernandez So Carlos Hernandez failed to show the sort of team spirit required at Wellington Phoenix. Big deal.

Yellow Fever needs new position

OPINION: Gareth Morgan and the other Phoenix co-owners want a $45-$48 million boutique stadium on the Petone Rec.

Rumours about Melbourne Heart

Phoenix should fly in town

Season of promise ends with whimper

It started slowly, built to a premature crescendo, and petered out to nothing.

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