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Sam Thaiday's ode to the Kangaroos rugby league team penned on morphine in a London hospital

The Australian rugby league team has been urged to "RISE'' against the Kiwis in the Anzac Test.

Injury to Kieran Read may force changes for All Blacks - what options are there?

COMMENT: Kieran Read faces a race against time to be fit for the first Lions test. If he can't play, who can?

Chiefs go soul-searching after underwhelming win over Sunwolves

Co-captain Sam Cane admits his side keep finding new areas that need work, after a scrappy win over the Sunwolves.

Shot put queen Valerie Adams to become a first-time mother in October

Valerie Adams will have five months to prepare for the Commonwealth Games after having her first baby.

Joseph Parker: The better man won - but still has plenty to work on

Anthony Joshua "the man to beat" as NZ heavyweight Joseph Parker looks ahead to a future fight with the champ.

Norths lead Wellington club rugby standings after Ories hand OBU first loss

Off the back of play that recalled club great Jerry Collins, Norths go top of Wellington's club rugby table.

Fiji rugby players kneel before Prince Harry at Twickenham

Fijian rugby players hailed for respecting royalty by bowing and kneeling for Prince Harry.

'Real deal' Anthony Joshua the 'new King of Boxing': Tony Bellew

Ex-champions heap praise on Anthony Joshua, after stunner 11th-round win against Wladimir Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko, defends his titles

Anthony Joshua survives the first knockdown of his career to finish Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round.

Sharks beat Jaguares 33-25 to hand Argentinian side first home loss of season

Sharks end Jaguares' unbeaten home record in Buenos Aires.

Kiwi quick Lockie Ferguson hailed by Steve Smith after starring in IPL win

Kiwi quick Lockie Ferguson gets the better of fellow Kiwi Adam Milne in big win.

Live: Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko - WBA, IBF heavyweight boxing title fight

Anthony Joshua defends his titles, crushing Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.

Kieran Read's fractured thumb overshadows Crusaders' big win over Cheetahs

Injury takes shine off Crusaders celebrations, as skipper joins growing All Blacks casualty ward.

Chris Wood's English Premier League dream all but over for another after Leeds draw

Chris Wood's dream of English Premier League promotion with Leeds United is all but over.

Southern Kings hammer Melbourne Rebels to notch third win of season

Forty-one point loss ensures Melbourne Rebels' dreadful season hits new low in Port Elizabeth.

Exeter join Wasps at top of the English rugby table

Two teams are tied at the top of the English rugby table with one game to go.

Mark Reason: Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins drags himself off the canvas

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins drags himself off the canvas to set the record straight.

Recap: Kings v Rebels - Super Rugby round 10

Kings obliterate one of the teams most likely to be axed from Super Rugby in Port Elizabeth.

Live: Jaguares v Sharks - Super Rugby round 10

Key clash in Buenos Aires as two mid-table teams try to stake a claim for a playoffs spot.

Ko out of LPGA tournament with eye infection, No 1 ranking threatened

Lydia Ko's No 1 ranking is in jeopardy, after an eye infection forced her to pull out of a tournament.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for Russian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettell end's Mercedes' lengthy streak of pole positions.

Western Force attack goes west as Lions roar in Perth

Aussies put in a brave showing with Super Rugby future under a cloud, but come up short against Lions.

Recap: Force v Lions - Super Rugby round 10

The cream of this year's South African crop prevail over endangered Force in Perth.

Warriors hoping good performances lead to points

The Warriors are in danger of falling behind the pace to make the top eight if they lose to the Roosters.

New Zealand's Super Rugby dominance is both pleasure and pain

OPINION: It's a fine line between pleasure and pain, and right now NZ followers of Super Rugby might be straddling it.

Kiwi Curtis Rona could switch back to Bulldogs if Western Force fold

Kiwi winger open to an NRL return if the Western Force are squeezed out of Super Rugby.

Hostility to Maria Sharapova her own fault, says Marina Erakovic

The venom towards Sharapova from other players was caused by her own actions, believes Marina Erakovic.

Tuimoala Lolohea's days at Warriors numbered

Tuimoala Lolohea could be given an early release from the Warriors, but not until next year.

Recap: Crusaders v Cheetahs - Super Rugby round 10

Crusaders pile on the tries to win big in South Africa, but injury threatens to take the shine off.

Testing times for Marina Erakovic

New Zealand's No 1 tennis player hasn't had the best of times in 2017.

Charlie Faumuina prepares for one last charge with Blues and All Blacks

Charlie Faumuina has been a key pillar at tight head prop for the Blues and All Blacks but his time is drawing to a close.

OFC Champions League final a contest between two teams with contrasting styles

Auckland City love to be patient with the ball, but Team Wellington want to use it quickly. Who will prevail?

Brooding Joseph Parker: Boxing is a hurt business and I want to hurt someone

Brooding boxer opens up on Fury frustration, his hectic week, and what's next.

Hughie Fury retains mandatory status, next in line for Joseph Parker WBO boxing title defence

Hughie Fury didn't turn up in New Zealand but will still get his shot at taking Joseph Parker's WBO title later this year.

David Long: Crazy times in NRL are good for no-one

OPINION: Salary cap uncertainty and high pay demands are causing chaos in the NRL.

Sydney FC thrash Perth Glory to clinch home A-League grand final

They thrashed Perth Glory to set up a home decider with the Victory or Roar.

Recap: Sydney FC v Perth Glory - A-League semifinals

Sydney FC thrash Perth Glory to clinch home A-League grand final.

Bernard Foley kicks Waratahs to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby against Reds

His 19 points spurred NSW to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Recap: Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs - Super Rugby round 10

Bernard Foley kicks Waratahs to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Kangaroos face front-row crisis for Kiwis clash with Aaron Woods injured

Aaron Woods in doubt to feature for Kangaroos against Kiwis after injury in Tigers' loss.

Recap: Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks - NRL round nine

Outgoing Tigers skipper injured as his side goes down to defending NRL premiers.

Damian McKenzie magic saves blushes but Chiefs can't nab bonus point in win over Sunwolves

Atop the NZ conference, but patchy Chiefs can't nab a bonus point against Super Rugby's worst-ranked team.

Sir Graham Henry backs classy Sonny Bill Williams to book his place for the Lions

Former All Blacks coach backs Sonny Bill Williams to seal a spot in the midfield to face the Lions.

Water skier left reeling after flying fish to the groin

It hit him where it hurts, but he somehow managed to stay on his skis.

Nelson Giants secure first home NBL win of season with victory over Taranaki

The Nelson Giants have secured their first home win of the season.

Bulldogs lose Josh Reynolds to injury in NRL win over Canberra Raiders

Canterbury overcame the loss of two key players to beat the Raiders.

Recap: Canterbury Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders - NRL round nine

Bulldogs come from behind despite loss of Josh Reynolds and James Graham to upset the Raiders.

AFL star stretchered off after cartwheeling to ground in sickening fall

Sydney player taken to hospital after landing heavily on his head in cartwheeling collision.

Jarryd Hayne and Konrad Hurrell score doubles as Gold Coast Titans batter hapless Newcastle

Jarryd Hayne and former Warriors wrecking ball double up to overwhelm hapless Newcastle.

Recap: Chiefs v Sunwolves - Super Rugby round 10

Chiefs finally shake Sunwolves but can't sneak bonus point after cards fly late in Hamilton.
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