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Southland Girls' High School reach rugby final

Southland Girls' High School, left, and Feilding High School in action at the Top Four girls' national rugby tournament in Palmerston North on Friday.

Southland Girls' High School have made the final of the Top Four national school girls' rugby competition in Palmerston North. 

Big challenge for under-19s

Rugby.

Southland under-19 rugby coach Craig Pullar openly admits he is team has a David and Goliath type battle on their hands on Saturday at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Not for the faint hearted

New Zealand's Hank Bilous competing in the 2015 North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand Big Mountain at The Remarkables in Queenstown on Friday.

By no means is it a feat suitable for the faint hearted.

Mooar firmly grips underdog tag

Southland coach Brad Mooar says Wellington and Hawek'es Bay are the big dogs of the NPC championship.

Stags coach labels Wellington and Hawke's Bay premiership teams playing in the NPC championship.

Sopoaga ruled out for NPC clash

Lima Sopoaga is unavailable for Southland's NPC encounter with Wellington.

Unwanted ABs No 10 rules himself out of Southland's game against Wellington in Invercargill with hamstring twinge.

Medals come south from indoors' event

Indoor bowls

It was Southland's younger exponents of our game who were to the fore on the national scene last week, with the New Zealand Junior and New Zealand Secondary Schools' Indoor Bowls Championships decided at the North Wellington host venue.

Volts return to Queens Park

Queens Park cricket ground in Invercargill..

The Otago Volts will play two games in Invercargill during the 2015/16 domestic cricket season.

Jaccka Justy put down after suffering colic

Jonny Cox drives Jaccka Justy to victory in the Group I Dominion Handicap at Addington, Christchurch, last November.

Jaccka Justy, winner of the prestigious Dominion Handicap for trotters at Addington last November,  has died of complications from colic.

Life revolves around running

Queenstown runner Michelle Watt.

For Michelle Watt life seems to revolve around running.

Important game for James Hargest College

The James Hargest College team in good spirits after winning against Dunstan High School at the secondary schools' hockey tournament in Cromwell on Thursday.

James Hargest College will square off with Ashburton College in the final of the Jenny McDonald hockey tournament in Cromwell on Friday.

Harness trainer Middleton dies

Canterbury horseman Carl Middleton pictured in 1991.

Carl Middleton, the successful Canterbury owner, trainer and breeder, died on Thursday.

ABs leave lasting impression in Mataura gallery video

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw adds the finishing touches to a painting of himself on the Mataura School mural.

Trio of All Blacks arrive in the south to visit Mataura school.

Sopoaga touch and go for Stags

Lima Sopoaga may yet be called into the All Blacks' World Cup squad as injury cover.

A decision on whether Lima Sopoaga lines up for Southland against his old province on Saturday will be made on Friday.

Nicolson in charge at Gallop South

Gallop South chairman Don Nicolson

Don Nicolson, the chairman of Gallop South, is acting as manager of the consortium of  Southland and Otago  thoroughbred racing clubs.

Josh Mason scores three tries in final

The Southland Boys' High School team after winning the South Island secondary schools' under-15 rugby final in Christchurch on Thursday.

Southland Boys' High School capped their undefeated run at the under-15 boys' rugby tournament in Christchurch with a 31-0 win in the final on Thursday.

Rams eye history books

Southland Rams coach Greg Dawson.

Southland Rams coach Greg Dawson is pointing to the history books to help spur on the players for Saturday's South Island rugby league showdown with Canterbury.

Henare to be honoured

Former Southland Sharks coach Paul Henare.

Former Southland's Sharks coach Paul Henare will be honoured in Invercargill next week.

Convincing win by Southland Boys' High School

Rugby ball

Southland Boys' High School have won the South Island secondary schools' under-15 rugby final in Christchurch on Thursday.

Franco Salisbury sold to Brisbane interests

Trainer Greg Hope

Franco Salisbury, winner of five races, has been scratched at Addington on Friday night following his sale to Brisbane.

New Zealand U17 rep attends tournament

New Zealand under-17 football player Whitney Hepburn with her Christchurch Girls' High School  team at the New Zealand secondary schools' tournament in Invercargill.

New Zealand under-17 football representative Whitney Hepburn is attending the secondary school girls' tournament in Invercargill this week.

Wakatipu High School at the football tournament

The Wakatipu High School team in good spirits after winning against Dunstan High School 4-2 at the secondary school girls' football tournament in Invercargill on Wednesday.

The Wakatipu High School is represented at the secondary school girls' football tournament in Invercargill this week. 

Gore High beats Timaru Girls' at hockey

Timaru Girls' High School player Emily Bell, 15, left, tussles for the ball with Gore High School player Kate Johnston, 15, at the New Zealand secondary school girls' hockey tournament in Invercargill on Wednesday.

Gore High School beat Timaru Girls' 3-1 in a crucial match at the New Zealand secondary schools' hockey tournament in Invercargill.

Focus on playing numbers

Southland Cricket Association chairman Gerry Ward.

Growing numbers a priority for Southland cricket.

Southland Boys' High School unbeaten at tournament

Rugby ball

Southland Boys' High School are in the final of the South Island secondary school boys' under-15 rugby final in Christchurch on Thursday.

Injuries hindering Southland Girls' High School at football

Sammy Murrell (Southland Girls' High School) prepares to kick in a game against Trident High School at the national secondary school girls' football tournament in Taupo this week. The game ended 1-1.

Co-coach Eddie Peters believes Southland Girls' High School have a good chance of beating Wellington East Girls' College at the secondary schools' premier football tournament in Taupo on Wednesday afternoon.

Southland Girls' High School in fine form at netball

The Southland Girls' High School's premier netball squad: front row from left, Sipa Saili, Molly Wheeley, Moira Macdonald and Trisha Hopcroft; back row from left, Keri Ann Sinclair, Jenna Kean, Laura Moffatt, Sarah Marshall, Emily Henderson and Alena Saili.

Southland Girls' High School are unbeaten after the first two days of the South Island secondary schools' netball tournament in Timaru.

Move to Wingatui paying dividends for Tyler

Steve Tyler and Lady LIndauer

Steve Tyler is making his mark in the training ranks since he turned professional and shifted to Wingatui from Te Puke four months ago.

Ascot Park stablemates prepare for Riccarton meeting

Ascot Park trainer Sean Bellew

Saperavious, who made rapid headway through the grades last season, has been nominated for the $230,000 Coupland's Bakeries Mile at Riccarton on November 11.

Christchurch teams dominate football tournament

James Hargest College's Kate Lietze, left, and Cody Taylor, of Papanui High School, contest the ball in a secondary school girls' football game at the ILT Football Turf on Tuesday.

Christchurch teams Papanui High School and Christchurch Girls' High School are dominating the New Zealand secondary school girls' football tournament in Invercargill.

North Island hockey teams meet in Invercargill

Kate Boswell (left, Queen Margaret College) and Sasha Mitchell (St Mary's College) vie for the ball in a secondary school girls' game at the ILT Hockey Turf in Invercargill on Tuesday.

The two North Island teams in the Audrey Timlin Memorial New Zealand secondary schools' tournament squared off in Invercargill on Tuesday.

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