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.

Giants focusing on their own game

Nelson Giants big man Curtis Washington trains at the Trafalgar Centre.

Taking care of their own game will go a long way towards getting a good result against the Rams, says Giants coach.

Pressure on Hawkins as Tactix face new dawn

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins is desperate for improved results in her third year in charge.

 Australian coach needs to start getting more wins out of netball's perennial cellar-dwellers.

Dickel backing his Neighbour

Rams import Will Neighbour, left, defends against Super City's Lindsay Tait during their opening NBL game.

 English import needs to adjust to referees and then he'll find his groove, Rams' coach says.

Guardiola back at Suburbs

Exciting winger Omar Guardiola scored nine goals during his stint with Nelson Suburbs in 2015.

Nelson Suburbs will have access to Sam Ayers, Matt Tod-Smith and Omar Guardiola for their first home game.

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.

Tasman club rugby season kicks off

Jesse Pitman, pictured here during last year's final against Marist, returns as a key element in Wanderers' attack.

More even look to this season's Nelson Bays club rugby competition.

Club cricket season drawing to a close

Wakatu's Campbell McLean is now the Nelson premier club cricket competition's leading run-scorer.

Final push for Nelson club cricketers in last round of interclub 

Final showdown for Stoke Nayland and Wakatu

Stoke Nayland batsman Brendan Hodgson will be hoping to take some recent good form into Sunday's final.

 Stoke Nayland chasing their second club title of the season.

Gross back to lead Tasman

Defender Geena Gross, 19, will captain Tasman United in the Mainland Women's Premier League.

Geena Gross has put her World Cup omission behind her as she prepares to lead Tasman United in the MWPL.

Tactix lose another defender to injury

Former shooter Sophia Fenwick is set to line up in the defensive end for the Tactix on Sunday.

Tactix off-season recruit sidelined for opening match in ANZ Premiership.

Game on in Nelson

Central Stags bowler Blair Tickner made early inroads into Canterbury's second innings.

Canterbury looking to set Central a final day target. 

Giants to step up intensity

Giants guard Ali Granger says a lack of effort has been the team's undoing so far this season.

Ali Granger says a lack of intensity has been their major undoing after starting the NBL season 0-2.

Young fighting hard for Stags

Stags batsman Will Young plays defensively against Canterbury on day two of their Plunket Shield clash in Nelson.

Where there's a Will, there's a way for Stags. 

Tasman Pine win Nelson tennis title

Jamie Hunt has helped Tasman Pine to the Nelson men's interclub tennis title.

Tasman Pine are the new Nelson men's interclub champions.

Fisher-Black smashes NZ record

Nelson track cyclist Finn Fisher-Black has produced a world-class performance at the age group nationals in Cambridge.

Nelson's Finn Fisher-Black is setting high standards on both track and road.

Teen to stand tall for the Tactix

Kate Lloyd is presented with a Prime Minister's Scholarship for netball in 2016.

Ashburton teenager to replace Silver Fern Jess Moulds in the first round of the ANZ Premiership.

Fulton scores 19th first class ton

Canterbury batsman Peter Fulton scored his 19th first class century on day one of the Plunket Shield clash with Central ...

A Peter Fulton century highlighted Canterbury's day one efforts against the Central Stags in Nelson. 

Tasman coach wants to stick around

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich walks out through the tunnel prior to Saturday's final game of the season.

Coach Davor Tavich has some unfinished business as Tasman United.

Best and worst of our national league

Tasman United may have finished eighth, but they had plenty to smile about in their first national league season.

New teams, dissent, quality imports - the Premiership has had plenty to write about this season.

Plenty to ponder for Dragons

Coach Willy Gerdsen and his Canterbury United side went backwards in 2016-17.

Canterbury United must work out what team they aspire to be.

Season a success on and off the field

Spectators clap Tasman United players off Trafalgar Park following their record 5-2 win over Southern United.

Five things we learned from Tasman United's first season in the Premiership.

Leon and Leo to lead Makos

Leo Crowley is heading to Tasman as the Makos new assistant coach.

New Makos assistant coach Leo Crowley is one of three new appointments to the team's coaching staff

Canty's four-day success a team approach

Canterbury veteran Peter Fulton is thrilled with the way the team's younger players have stepped up this season.

 Canterbury would all but lock up the Plunket Shield with an outright over CD.

Double gold for Sheat

Lucy Sheat won the 100m-200m double at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship in Hamilton on the weekend.

After winning three medals at the New Zealand Track and Field Championship, Lucy Sheat is taking on Australia's best.

Coach defends Slocum's slow start

Nelson Giants coach Alan McAughtry speaks to his team during their loss to the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

McAughtry says Giants' misfiring import is just finding his way in the NBL after disappointing debut.

Edwards and McIlroy win centre bowls titles

Shannon McIlroy, left, had to survive a tough first round match with Murray Scott before winning the Bowls Nelson men's ...

United's Blackjacks bowler Kirsten Edwards enjoyed a triple treat at the weekend..

Hueston defends title


Shannon McIlroy, left and Murray Scott compete in the Bowls Nelson ...

Chris Hueston denies local bowler in development singles final.

Tasman's golden run

Bailey Cotton won a gold medal in the M20 200m at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships.

Bailey Cotton adds another gold medal to Tasman's tally.

Rance out for Canterbury clash

Central Stags seamer Seth Rance will miss the Canterbury clash through injury.

Seth Rance has been sidelined with a groin injury. 

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