Live: Black Caps v India

New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling appeals successfully for the wicket of India's Murali Vijay.

7:10 PM  Black Caps snare three wickets in session but India's lead is over 300 at lunch on day four.

Black Caps well behind

Mitchell Santner got an early breakthrough for New Zealand on the fourth morning of the first test against India.

4 min ago  NZ's spinners take three wickets but India still able to push imposing lead beyond 300.

ABs get armed guard escorts

The All Blacks are taking their security and safety seriously in Argentina this week.

5:55 PM  Special forces guards escort All Blacks to and from training in Argentina.

Ioane hat-trick enough

Auckland centre Reiko Ioane en-route to one of his three tries against Bay of Plenty.

6:44 PM  Reiko Ioane grabs a hat-trick as Auckland beat Bay of Plenty in a 12-try attacking extravaganza.

Aussie's eyes on Ranfurly Shield

Dave McDuling signals Nathan Vella's try - Canterbury's seventh against Otago on Saturday.

The most popular Australian rugby player in Christchurch sets his sights on NZ's fabled prize.

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Cameron Howieson is back in New Zealand as he looks to prove himself again to All Whites coach Anthony Hudson.

US golf call a 'colossal mistake'

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Doyle injured in final pre-season hit-out

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