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Strong backing for Singapore bid

Steve Tew and Eric Series

Super Rugby's expansion dots are joining up, with Singapore's bid offering several benefits.

Todd shuns French offer Highlanders focus on winning Chiefs seal Super spot Bulls smash Rebels Next 'SBW' in Chiefs' sights

Phoenix coach upbeat

Ernie Merrick Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick does not believe the Michael McGlinchey tug-of-war is a distraction.

Revival goes on the line

rugby ball generic Upper Hutt's feel-good first season hit a speed bump at the start of the Jubilee Cup. All that's changed in the past two weeks.

HPNZ boss optimistic

Alex Baumann Alex Baumann is not setting medal targets for Glasgow, but expects an improvement on the haul from Delhi four years ago.

Penney drops back in

Kirk Penney After a two-year Tall Blacks hiatus, a refreshed Kirk Penney is ready to spearhead New Zealand's giantkilling efforts at next month's World Cup in Spain.

Jubilee/Hardham Cups

Jubilee Cup Results of the Jubilee Cup matches and the Hardham Cup feature game.

4 games, 13 goals: Import proves a Dutch treat

She might be shy about her English, but Marianne van Brummelen certainly isn't in front of goal.

Speedy goal sets the tone

Te Aroha on track

Fast break key for capital boys

junior basketball generic By most standards, Taane Samuel would rate as a big boy, but not on the basketball court.

Propping up Silverstream

Joel Hintz might come up against bigger rivals in the front row this year, but there won't be many who are more powerful.

St Pat's thump Francis Douglas

Bend and stretch

Super century

Premier one centuries have always been treasured but are usually scored with a bat rather than a ball.

Judgment day for Canes

Mark Hammett The success or failure of the Hurricanes' season depends on how they fare against the Chiefs this weekend.

Bateman keen to delay farewell

Hurricanes stalwart Tim Bateman hopes to extend his stay at franchise with a win over the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The Conrad conman

Defining battle looms large

Back in black and yellow

Star first five-eighth fends off Blues bid, committing to two more years of Super Rugby in the capital.

Phoenix training for McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey Michael McGlinchey will start training with the Wellington Phoenix tomorrow.

Same colours, new stripes

Hamilton college footballer Waikato Ball has been tipped to surpass All Whites stars Chris Wood and Marcos Rojas.

Burns keen to make impression

Nix hope to sign McGlinchey

Brockie stars in victory

Jeremy Brockie scored twice as the Wellington Phoenix eased past Upper Hutt City 4-0 in pre-season.

Flutey set to roar once more

Riki Flutey Riki Flutey's eyes still sparkle when he talks about rugby and is adamant his career isn't over yet.

New era for corporate boxes

About half of Westpac Stadium's corporate box holders are expected to renew their licences.

Wellington rugby scores again

No Ngatai, no worries

Matu'u returns to Lions

Motu Matu'u has re-signed with the Wellington Lions ahead of the up-coming NPC championship.

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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