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Campese: Tuilagi ban a joke

Alesana Tuilagi's five-week ban is latest example of huge inconsistency of punishments handed out to players at the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: Officials' double standards are spoiling what has been a sensational tournament.

ABs must lift their game video

OPINION: All Blacks need to cast aside their scratchy performances ahead of the RWC knockouts.

Gifford: Knives out for England

Foley key to Wallabies glory

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Naholo: The full story gallery

Waisake Naholo with his dog, Mosko, in New Plymouth.

To penetrate the mysteries of the most enigmatic player in the All Blacks, begin in Fiji.

Back the boys in black video

Join NZ's biggest Mexican Wave to back the All Blacks for the quarterfinals.

Michael Cheika addresses his players during a training session at Dulwich College in London.

ABs taught lesson to Wallabies

Mauling at Eden Park taught the Wallabies a valuable lesson about momentum.


Big boots for Krishna to fill

Goal celebrations are something everyone wants to see plenty of from Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.

Looks like a lot's on Roy Krishna's shoulders.

Klopp's EPL move a likely hit

Liverpool may have found the man to put the mojo back in their midfield, meet 'Kloppo'.

Newcastle coach Scott Miller has a full side to choose from after Milos Trifunovic was cleared to enter New Zealand.

Jets striker cleared to enter NZ

4:59 PM  Newcastle at full-strength for Phoenix clash as Serbian granted NZ visa.


No surprises from pink ball

Black Caps left-arm paceman Trent Boult delivers with the pink ball during training at Hamilton's Seddon Park.

The pink ball shouldn't be feared for next month's landmark day-night test between NZ and Australia.

Warne's All Stars 'too old'

Australia cricket greats trade sledges over value of US T20 series featuring fine-vintage retired players.

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum,  who will testify in Chris Cairns' perjury trial in London.

Cairns trial - witness by witness

You could put together a solid NZ side from the witness list for the Chris Cairns perjury trial in London.


NRL backs video bunker for 2016

NRL head of football Todd Greenberg is confident the video bunker system will increase the amount of correct decisions.

NRL gives video bunker system the green light for next season.

Blair wants Kiwis switched on

Adam Blair says it's time for the Kiwis to switch on when they tour England.

Russell Packer's last NRL involvement came with the Warriors in 2013. The Dragons hope to have him involved next season.

Dragons proud of Packer

Quest for NRL clearance for controversial Kiwi prop continues as club talks up his personal development away from the field.


Abercrombie: 'I'm ready to play'

Thomas Abercrombie is ready to return to action when the Breakers host the Townsville Crocs in their NBL home opener on Sunday.

5:22 PM  The Breakers' crocked small forward is ready to shake off his hamstring problems and help his team.

'Heart and intensity missing'

Feisty Breakers assistant coach delivers an emphatic message after a sloppy season opener in Adelaide.

Corey Webster says he has learned to celebrate the small successes along the way as he shoots for a spot in the NBA

Webster proves a hot shot video

Kiwi basketballer wows NBA crowd with natural gun-shooting skills and passion for the Pelicans.


Ko six shots back in Malaysia

Lydia Ko re-hydrates on a hot day in Kuala Lumpur where she shot an even-par 71 in the opening round.

New Zealand's world No 2 hits even-par 71 in Kuala Lumpur as LPGA Tour starts Asian swing.

Lee, Internationals down 4-1

Internationals struggle early and late to go down 4-1 against powerful American team at the Presidents Cup.

Matthew Fitzpatrick has shot into the lead of the British Masters with a sizzling first round 64.

Fitzpatrick conjures magical 64

Woburn wizardry on show at British Masters as young gun hits sizzling form on the Marquess Course.


Wells comes in for Tutaia

Shooter Ameliaranne Wells has been recalled to the Silver Ferns' squad.

Ameliaranne Wells has been recalled to the Silver Ferns squad to face Australia.

Wellington the national champs

Wellington comfortably beat North Harbour 59-38 in the final to clinch national netball championship in Kilbirnie.

Anna Harrison is back in the Silver Ferns' mix just nine months after giving birth to her second child.

Harrison back with a vengeance

Anna Harrison will never die wondering, and the mother of two is eyeing a Silver Ferns return at the national trials.


Krygios, Wawrinka may meet

Nick Kyrgios got in hot water over his sledging of Stan Wawrinka

Nick Kyrgios on track to meet Stan Wawrinka at Japan Open after infamous sledge.

Djokovic stays perfect in China

World No 1 improves perfect record at the China Open to 25-0 by seeing off Italy's Simone Bolelli in first round.

TOKYO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07:  Kei Nishikori of Japan competes against Sam Querrey of USA during the men's singles second round match on day three of Rakuten Open 2015 at Ariake Colosseum on October 7, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

Nishikori beats Querrey

Kei Nishikori beata Sam Querrey to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.


Kiwi Bathurst record short-lived video

Jamie Whincup's lap time was more than half a second faster than Fabian Coulthard's practice effort on Thursday.

4:34 PM  Whincup sets lap record one day after Fabian Coulthard's stunning drive.

Sexism fine 'a double standard'

V8 great's remark the all-women's Bathurst team is "a million to one" shot, worse than bad joke, Kiwi racer says.

Steven Richards will be the co-driver for Craig Lowndes at Bathurst.

Pity the plight of the co-driverĀ 

4:37 PM  While the main drivers get all the glory, co-drivers do the hard graft at Bathurst.

other sports

Pacquiao in Mayweather talks

Manny Pacquiao wants one more high-profile bout before moving into politics fulltime.

Filipino eyeing Mayweather or Khan before hanging up the gloves.

Nyika beaten in first round

The world's fourth-ranked boxer has ended David Nyika's world championships in Doha.

Kiwi Kurt Heatherley has been upgraded to the Hawthorn Hawks' senior playing list.

Kiwi closes in on AFL debut

AFL dream almost a reality for Kurt Heatherley after contract upgrade.


Sampson ready for Hawera

Sampson is back after suffering a heart fibrillation at Trentham in January.

Sampson is back at the races after suffering a heart fibrillation at Trentham in January.

Tactics change for Puccini

Matamata trainer Peter McKay is banking on a change of plan to spark dual Group One winner Puccini.

Trainer Sean Bellew

Ex-North Islander set

4:40 PM  Ascot Park trainer Sean Bellew has high hopes of a winning bid from Commett at Winton.

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