Sport

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Historic win remembered

Victor Pollard and Bryan Yuile at Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2014, with rector Dave Bovey, himself a former ...

Spin twins recall beating the Australians 50 years ago.

Close competition at athletics champs

Lydia Bamford, here comepting in the triple jump at the national atheltics championships last weekend, will be one to ...

The cream of Manawatu's young athletics talent will be on display this weekend.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Aces overpower Otago

Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in Otago's second innings as Auckland cruised to victory.

Auckland stay in contention for Plunket Shield with big win.

Cricket

Another ton for Fulton

Veteran Canterbury batsman Peter Fulton scored his 19th first-class century on day one of their Plunket Shield clash ...

There was a century for Peter Fulton and five wickets for Joe Walker in Tuesday's Plunket Shield action.

From back-benches to backyard oval

Farmer Ben McKelvie's Omanuka Oval backyard cricket pitch is to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Manawatu backyard cricket pitch to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Stags embracing underdog tag

Central Stags allrounder George Worker leads the Ford Trophy competition in run scoring.

"I hope people are counting us out because that will work in our favour."

Bruce eager to take on 'household names'

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He's hit 170 runs in his past two innings. Now, Tom Bruce is looking forward to carry that form onto the international stage.

rugby union

Feilding derby heats up

FOB-Oroua fullback Jamie Perigo came into his own in the second half of his side's win last weekend.

The impressive week one showings of Feilding and Feilding Old Boys-Oroua has added a bit of spice to derby week in Manawatu club rugby.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

FOB-O upset Varsity

Nathan Tudreu scored a hat-trick in Kia Toa's win over College Old Boys.

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua stunned defending champions Varsity 13-12 in the first round of Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Pinfold called to Under 20s

Manawatu Turbos trainer Scott Pinfold is now also working with the New Zealand Under 20s team.

Regardless of who makes the cut for the New Zealand Under 20s this year, Manawatu will have a representative in the form of trainer Scott Pinfold.

All go for senior rugby

Kia Toa and College Old Boys turned on some entertaining matches in 2016. It should be no different this season.

A early grudge match should set the tone for an exciting first week of senior A club rugby.

Lampp's sports comment

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

Rural Games widened our scope

Jojye popow, 11, has a go at milking the Fonterra speed milking cow at the Rural Games.

OPINION: The Rural Games took oddball sports to a new level, writes Peter Lampp.

Dan and Ali getting off lightly

Dan Carter was allegedly drink-driving and speeding, but the reaction in New Zealand has been muted.

OPINION: Aaron Smith must be wondering about the silence regarding Carter, writes Peter Lampp.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Cricket in Napier in danger

McLean Park's lack of good drainage caused New Zealand's cricket match against Australia to be canned.

Opinion: The McLean Park debacle puts the art deco city on notice.

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