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Rutherford set for test recall

Hamish Rutherford

Selfless G-Mac is captain material

Graeme McDowell OPINION: In his ordinary way, Graeme McDowell is as special as anyone on Europe's Ryder Cup team, writes Mark Reason.

Feast of cricket for T20 fans

Scott Styris Those wishing to gorge on New Zealand Twenty20 cricket can do so in a five-week window starting on November 1.

All-rounder Parkes raises bar

Marcelle Parkes Wellington East athlete Marcelle Parkes has added another sport and a national title to her extensive sporting portfolio.

Lui continues family tradition

Lui Okeamoa-Luamanu Making the New Zealand secondary schools rugby side has become a rite of passage for the Luamanu family.

Bechar signs with Wellington

Matt Calcott Team Wellington has signed French winger Nico Bechar for the 2014-15 national league season.

Struggles for Capital Hockey

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

Pride coach laments 'poor' effort

Grit, talent make road race champ

Alisha Gilchrist Alisha Gilchrist had to display an iron will to claim her first national title this month.

Wairarapa take title from Wellington in shootout

The roles were reversed in the premier one hockey final this year.

Young star wishes to see Town rise to the top

Hoping for lofty things

Teen a goal closer to Warriors

Dre Melvin has got a foot in the door, now he wants to push it wide open.

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.

Lions could end season on a high

Mark Reddish Things look bleak for the Lions now, but haven't they always been that way, writes Hamish Bidwell.

Shoddy Lions down and out

There's no point kicking Wellington, now they've gone down after a 55-7 to Counties Manukau on Saturday.

Mexted points the finger

Lions onto fifth first-five

Shield tilt gives Lions hope

Lions lock Ross Filipo hopes to lift the gloom around the club by winning the Ranfurly Shield tomorrow night.

Bookies write off Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix The bookmakers have again written off the new-look Wellington Phoenix despite a raft of new recruits.

Hutt out to make Phoenix welcome

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

Phoenix to play in Auckland

Phoenix debut ends in defeat

All Whites defender retires

Ben Sigmund decides to put family first and hang up his international football boots after 14 years service.

Vito set for Lions return

Victor Vito Loose forward Victor Vito has recovered from a neck injury and will return for Wellington this weekend.

Hodge new hired gun

Brad Hodge's signing for the duration of the domestic T20 competition is something of a coup for Wellington.

English bowler a big asset

Patel notches first class century

Patel has county rivals in a spin

Wellington off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been named the most valuable player in English domestic cricket.

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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