If you think the players will be nervous when taking the field in the national provincial championship on Saturday night, spare a thought for the commentator.
Hometown hero Beauden Barrett admits the opportunity to turn out for Taranaki is a welcome distraction from the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad announcement on Sunday.
Flanker David Pocock and utility back Kurtley Beale re-sign national contracts in a coup for Australian Rugby Union.
Coach has big expectations of his players in 2015.
Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.
Hollywood star says it's a 'competitive decision' and warns All Blacks as England take Gladiator approach for Rugby World Cup.
Bunnies woes deepen with Kiwis hooker set to miss up to three games after being hit with a grade one shoulder charge.
Victoria 'Tori' Beattie tours the world judging freestyle skiing competitions, but it's not as easy as some might expect as the sport goes from strength to strength.
British skier was unbeatable from start to finish to win the World Cup slopestyle skiing at the Winter Games.
Augustine Pulu says his arm is "feeling pretty good" but he is playing the waiting game until his specialists clear him to get on the field.
Returning World Cup hero not selected for this weekend.
World Cups are often decided by penalties but there's been many memorable tries, too. We select our top 10.
Despite running under two minutes, Angie Petty has missed out on the women's 800m final.
How do you stop the world's fastest man? With a Segway apparently.
Top New Zealand tennis player receives a nightmare draw for the final Grand Slam of the year in New York.
Rookie All Blacks wing is 'lightning in a jar' according to the man who made his legend at the 1995 tournament.
New Zealand golfer cards a four-under 66 to be just one shot off the pace after opening round at rich Barclays tournament.
League convert Ngataua Hukatai will try his hand at sevens if a Super Rugby contract does not come his way.
NBA star known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality dies of a heart attack.
New Zealand will try to qualify boats for all 14 Olympic classes at the 2015 world champs.
'A rugger that's untouchable, you'd swear he's been blessed' is the rap on Aussie league star in video tribute.
Argentine adds another individual trophy to his collection after being voted Uefa's Best Player in Europe for last season.
Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200m title.
World No 10 Ireland fall just short of dramatic victory over World Cup holders in a rain-affected one-day clash in Belfast.
From pub sport to global industry, professional darts is really hitting the target.
Chicago Bulls star being sued by a former girlfriend who claims he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her.
World No 1 must navigate a heavily American quarter of the draw including sister Venus to complete a calendar sweep of four grand slams at US Open.
Graeme Bachop is convinced the All Blacks selectors should be brave and take two halfbacks to England.
Black Caps coach thrilled with development on African tour as Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan loom.
Kiwi punter places record Rugby World Cup bet at TAB that says Richie McCaw won't be lifting the trophy.