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Code-hopping prop impresses

Joe Apikotoa is a young prop going places.

Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.

Bosson seeking Makfi hat-trick

Leading jockey Opie Bosson will team up with Turn Me Loose again in the Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings on Saturday.

The kilos are dropping off Opie Bosson as he prepares for spring racing and a possible Makfi hat-trick at Hastings.

Black Caps' depth the big gain

Black Caps wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi departs cheaply as South Africa close in on a 62-run win in the third ODI in Durban.

NZ lost their world ranking of three with a South African series defeat, but gained valuable experience.

Hurricanes sign Lions loosie Fifita

Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita in action during last season's national provincial championship.

Sacrifice and hard work have paid off for Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita.

Basin to become Baz's back yard

Brendon McCullum is on track to play his 100th consecutive test at the Basin Reserve against Australia in February.

Nearly two years since he stopped the Basin with his test triple-century, Brendon McCullum is set to play his 100th test there against Australia.

Capital, Chch to host Aussie tests

David Warner's Australia are New Zealand bound in a jam-packed summer of cricket.

Australia's February cricket tour of New Zealand will feature tests in Wellington and Christchurch.

Willis, Matthews get job done video

New Zealand's Nick Willis, left, made it safely through his heat of the 1500m at the world athletics championships in Beijing.

Nick Willis and Julian Matthews both through to 1500m semis at world championships in Beijing.

Vito to be unleashed

All Blacks loosie Victor Vito will add muscle to the Wellington pack for their NPC encounter with Northland.

All Blacks loose forward returns to Wellington pack for NPC clash with Northland in capital.

Kayaking star looks to Olympics

Kayla Imrie, centre, seems happy with her form.

Kayla Imrie is holding her head high after she and her K4 kayak crew qualified their boat for next year's Olympics.

Phoenix thrashed 5-1

Phoenix midfielder Alex Rufer (right) competes with Melbourne City's Connor Chapman for the ball during their FFA Cup round of 16 match.

The Wellington Phoenix's 2015 FFA Cup run hasn't proved a long one, after being eliminated in the round of 16 by Melbourne City.

Flanagan wins American long-range junior shooting title

New Zealand shooter Charlotte Flanagan won the American Long-Range Shooting competition in the under-25 division.

Charlotte Flanagan has won the junior long-range title at the American Championships in Ohio.

Brown holds off Pulse for now

Jodi Brown, right, in action for the Central Pulse this year.

Silver Ferns goal attack is yet to accept a contract offer from the Central Pulse for 2016.

Early test for HIBS at football nationals

The St Mary's College senior football team won the Wellington premier one college title for the first time when beating Hutt Valley High School in a penalty shootout.

Wellington football champions Hutt International will get an early test of their worth on the national stage next Monday.

Graham twins chasing basketball double

Twins Tegan (Wellington Girls') and Shay Graham (Onslow) will both be involved in the Wellington premier one college basketball finals on Friday.

This would be a family double with a difference.

Wellington Girls' combining talents

Wellington Girls' athlete Caitlin Grice will play for both the senior netball and basketball sides at the lower North Island tournaments next week.

Wellington Girls' will mix 'n' match in Palmerston North next week

College Sport

Early test for HIBS at football nationals

The St Mary's College senior football team won the Wellington premier one college title for the first time when beating Hutt Valley High School in a penalty shootout.

Wellington football champions Hutt International will get an early test of their worth on the national stage next Monday.

Graham twins chasing basketball double

Twins Tegan (Wellington Girls') and Shay Graham (Onslow) will both be involved in the Wellington premier one college basketball finals on Friday.

This would be a family double with a difference.

Wellington Girls' combining talents

Wellington Girls' athlete Caitlin Grice will play for both the senior netball and basketball sides at the lower North Island tournaments next week.

Wellington Girls' will mix 'n' match in Palmerston North next week

St Pat's Town and Scots meet again

St Pat's Town loose forward Kevin Fauatea on the burst, with Connor Fitzsimons in support, against Scots College in the Wellington premier one final.

Same teams, same venue, different prize.

Big targets for Bishop Viard

The Bishop Viard first XV tackle the Wellington premier two final on Saturday.

THE Bishop Viard first XV gets a crack at two significant prizes this month.

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