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Fullback dilemma for All Blacks

Steve Hansen

His best fullback option, or his best fallback option? It's a question Steve Hansen will be pondering a lot.

Hudson situation heats up

Anthony Hudson Bahrain FA signals that it won't let its national coach switch allegiances to New Zealand without a fight.

Stronger case for contract

Dane Hutchinson Being ready for all formats meant Dane Hutchinson saw off Iain McPeake for last quick bowling spot on Wellington's contract list.

Defend or be crucified

Kieran Read The defensive sirens have been wailing inside the Crusaders camp ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Kiwis have medal fever

Rob Waddell NZ team chef de mission Rob Waddell admits their sights were set on 600 medals, and say they are not done yet.

Brotherly love

Risdon brothers Nick and Jason Risdon might live in Wainuiomata, but their rugby hearts reside at the Hutt Recreation Ground.

Rugby fans fear they won't see club final

Wainuiomata supporters are worried their view will be obscured at the Hutt Recreation Ground for the Jubilee Cup final.

Easy for Indians, tough for Hutt

Utanga's late show salvages Te Aroha

Stream squeeze past Town

rugby ball generic Only two points separate them as St Pat's Town and Silverstream lock horn in the annual traditional.

St Pat's star back on court

Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa will return from a concussion scare against Wellington College on Friday.

Town eye grand slam

Goh targets place in top 12

Pressure on ahead of college semis

Scots College and St Pat's represent the former as the teams that have set the pace in the Premier 1 first XV comp.

Right time for Nonu return

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

Nonu returns

Star All Black second-five returns to Hurricanes in one year deal after unsettled three years at Blues and Highlanders.

Nonu returns to Hurricanes

Hammer failed to nail it

Laidlaw extends Canes stay

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

Boyd's talent quest continues

Riki Flutey Lions coach Chris Boyd's talent quest will continue with a touch of urgency when a Wellington XV plays Manawatu on Friday.

Matu'u returns to Lions

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

Flutey set to roar once more

New era for corporate boxes

Lions talent quest

Wellington XV plays Manawatu at the Hutt Recreation Ground tomorrow, as Lions coach continues his search.

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.

Pardew's plea for mercy

Winston Reid Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew reminds hosts that Football United Tour finale is just a friendly.

Phoenix sign Dutch midfielder

The Wellington Phoenix have sprung a surprise, signing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Roly Bonevacia.

Phoenix ready for Newcastle

Hammers hit Wellington

Phoenix recruit ready for adventure

New Wellington Phoenix signing Roly Bonevacia can't wait to start his A-League adventure.

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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