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Gatland: Leave Murray alone

Lions halfback Conor Murray kicks under close attention from the All Blacks in Auckland.

Some close All Blacks attention on Lions halfback Conor Murray verged on dangerous, says coach Warren Gatland.

Butt brothers upset

Anthony Butt delivered an inch-perfect drive to get Field Marshal home in the Group I Len Smith Mile.

Kiwi horse upsets the Australian big guns for biggest win of his career so far.

Cherry-Evans makes Origin case in win

Daly Cherry-Evans led Manly to a big win over Cronulla.

The Manly halfback orchestrated a 17-point win over last year's champions.

Steel switch focus to Pulse

Central Pulse netball goal attack Tiana Metuarau against the Northern Mystics.

The Southern Steel have known for weeks that they would host the national netball league final, but they are pleased to finally find out their opponents.

Nightingale stars as Dragons survive

St George Illawarra winger Jason Nightingale scored a hat-trick against Newcastle.

A hat-trick from the Kiwi winger help save the Dragons from falling out of the top eight.

A win and a loss at home for Red Devils

Anton Purver, left, of the Red Devils fights for the puck with the Thunder's Kevin Jaqau.

The Dunedin Thunder outclassed the Canterbury Red Devils in a physical encounter on Saturday night, but the Devils got their own back on Sunday.

America's Cup: What's next?

Peter Burling turns the mind games table on Jimmy Spithill: 'We've got a lot to improve on'

The battle for the Auld Mug continues on Monday.

Pulse make more history

Defender Phoenix Karaka claims a rebound for the Central Pulse.

 The Central Pulse have seen off a superb Maria Tutaia performance to qualify for the national premiership decider.

Wallabies can beat ABs: Cheika

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika thinks the Wallabies can end their Bledisloe Cup drought this year.

The Wallabies got past Italy, and coach Michael Cheika believes they can shut down the All Blacks next.

Recap: Sharks v Sea Eagles

Paul Gallen of the Sharks.

Sea Eagles prove too good for the Sharks, securing a convincing win.

Opportunity missed?

Has New Zealand missed the kick with trying to promote our racing to the visiting Lions supporters?

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the weekend's racing on both sides of the Tasman.

All Whites' defence the problem

Stefan Marinovic had plenty of work to do at the Confederations Cup.

OPINION: The All Whites conceded an average of 10 shots on target per game at the Confederations Cup, which is a major concern.

Irish Express Guineas bound

Chris Johnson gives Irish Express a well-earned pat following his second win from as many starts.

He's big, strong and fast and has earned his shot at the big time so long as he can go on with next season.

Blues lack killer instinct: Fittler

Former New South Wales rep Brad Fittler said the current side lack a killer instinct.

The Blues legend had some strong words for the side who failed to clinch the series.

Team NZ: Our boat can win video

It wasn't all plain sailing for Emirates Team New Zealand on the third day of the America's Cup match against Oracle ...

Don't stress about Oracle's win, Peter Burling insists he has the boat to get the job done.

Eagles win eastern derby

Izic Placid kicked four goals in the Papanui Tigers' win over Halswell.

Eagles fly again with second win of the Canterbury Rugby League season.

ABs bench difference maker

TJ Perenara celebrates helping to create Rieko Ioane's second try against the Lions.

The Lions were confident of matching the All Blacks' impact off the bench but once again it proved a major point of difference.

All Blacks part the red sea

Lions fans were silenced, eventually.

OPINION: I see red, I see red, I see red - but black wins.

Recap: Dragons v Knights

James McManus of the Knights runs the ball.

Knights fail to slay the Dragons, missing out on chance to chalk up their first away win of the season.

Nells Belle wins effortlessly

Nells Belle and Shaun Fannin all style on their way to victory at Te Aroha.

Jumps racing at Te Aroha unveils promising hurdlers.

Dream night for Dagg

All Blacks wing Israel Dagg carries hard in the first test against the Lions.

All Blacks wing makes his mark in long awaited first crack at the British and Irish Lions.

Sky cans post-haka ad

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara leads the haka on Saturday night.

Just as All Blacks fans were gearing up for the first Lions test, a Hyundai rally car burst onto their screens.

Mannering backs rookie Roache

The Warriors have confidence in young backup hooker Nathaniel Roache, veteran Simon Mannering says.

The Warriors are confident an 18-game rookie could replace their injured test hooker.

Hansen gets it right

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was a happy man after the test match.

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks coach made the big calls, and saw his team reap the rewards at Eden Park.

Fight finishes big Stampede win

Skycity Stampede Tomi Martikainen negotiates the referee early on in the game as they beat Botany Swarm convincingly 8-0 ...

Three players were penalised for fighting but only two were sent off.

Morgan in line for halves berth

Michael Morgan is one of a number of candidates for the No.6 jersey.

Michael Morgan looks set to take the place on his Cowboys halves partner in the State of Origin decider.

McKenzie called into ABs video

Chiefs utility Damian McKenzie has been added to the All Blacks squad as cover for the injured Ben Smith.

All Blacks call up Damian McKenzie and are worried about a third recent head knock for Ben Smith.

Match from end of the earth video

The All Blacks and Lions delivered a high quality first test in Auckland.

OPINION: This beautiful, rugby mad nation has been craving a night of test footy like this, writes Mark Reason.

Beach warning after man drowns

Auckland's rugged Muriwai beach, where a kitesurfer drowned on Saturday afternoon.

"Very dangerous" beach where kitesurfer died only for the experienced, experts say.

Wildcats demolish Otago Goldrush

The Wildcats beat the Otago Goldrush 70-42 on Saturday in Dunedin.

The Canterbury Wildcats are honing in on another WBC title.

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