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Read breaks thumb in win

All Blacks captain Kieran Read had to be taken to hospital after suffering a thumb injury.

Injury takes shine off Crusaders celebrations, as skipper joins growing All Blacks casualty ward.

Vettel on pole

Ferrari mechanics push Sebastian Vettel ahead of qualifying in Russia.

Sebastian Vettell end's Mercedes' lengthy streak of pole positions.

Force attack goes west

Courtnall Skosan of the Lions staggers towards the tryline.

Aussies put in a brave showing with Super Rugby future under a cloud, but come up short against Lions.

Recap: Force v Lions

Lions star forward Warren Whiteley.

The cream of this year's South African crop prevail over endangered Force in Perth.

Warriors hope performances lead to points

After 18 months at the club, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad finally gets to show Warriors fans what he's about.

The Warriors are in danger of falling behind the pace to make the top eight if they lose to the Roosters.

Live: Kings v Rebels

Kiwi Culum Retallick plays his Super Rugby for the Melbourne Rebels.

Two of the teams most likely to be axed from Super Rugby square off in Port Elizabeth.

NZ dominance pleasure and pain

Rob Thompson of the Highlanders fends off EW Viljoen of the Stormers on Friday night.

OPINION: It's a fine line between pleasure and pain, and right now NZ followers of Super Rugby might be straddling it.

Rona could switch back to Bulldogs

Israel Folau with Curtis Rona after the Waratahs v Force game in February.

Kiwi winger open to an NRL return if the Western Force are squeezed out of Super Rugby.

Hostility to Sharapova 'her own fault'

Maria Sharapova is paying the price for not making friends on the women's tour.

The venom towards Sharapova from other players was caused by her own actions, believes Marina Erakovic.

Lolohea's days at Warriors numbered

Tuimoala Lolohea has been overtaken by others at the Warriors for a spot in the starting team.

Tuimoala Lolohea could be given an early release from the Warriors, but not until next year.

Recap: Crusaders v Cheetahs

Crusaders flanker Jordan Taufua.

Crusaders pile on the tries to win big in South Africa, but injury threatens to take the shine off.

The real Parker-Fury story

David Higgins has had a frenetic past six months and events such as the Brisbane 10s were not a commercial success.

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins drags himself off the canvas to set the record straight.

Parker: 'I want to hurt someone'

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is eager to let his frustrations out on Razvan Conaju.

Brooding boxer opens up on Fury frustration, his hectic week, and what's next.

Testing times for Erakovic

Marina Erakovic has had to battle numerous injuries at the start of this year.

New Zealand's No 1 tennis player hasn't had the best of times in 2017.

Faumuina targets Lions

Charlie Faumuina has been a key pillar at tight head prop for the Blues and All Blacks.

Charlie Faumuina has been a key pillar at tight head prop for the Blues and All Blacks but his time is drawing to a close.

A final of contrasting styles

Joel Stevens has been a key player in an unusual wingback role for Team Wellington this season

Auckland City love to be patient with the ball, but Team Wellington want to use it quickly. Who will prevail?

Crazy times good for no-one

Wests Tigers will pay Ben Matulino more than the Warriors were prepared to offer.

OPINION: Salary cap uncertainty and high pay demands are causing chaos in the NRL.

Fury still next for Parker

Hughie Fury mucked the Parker camp around but will still get his shot at the WBO world title.

Hughie Fury didn't turn up in New Zealand but will still get his shot at taking Joseph Parker's WBO title later this year.

Sydney FC clinch home grand final

Sydney FC striker Bobo reacts towards the assistant referee after an offside call.

They thrashed Perth Glory to set up a home decider with the Victory or Roar.

Recap: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Sydney FC star Alex Brosque.

Sydney FC thrash Perth Glory to clinch home A-League grand final.

Foley kicks Tahs to derby win

Waratahs first five-eighth Bernard Foley scored 19 points in the derby win over the Reds.

His 19 points spurred NSW to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Recap: Reds v Waratahs

Queensland Reds first five-eighth Quade Cooper.

Bernard Foley kicks Waratahs to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Roos face front-row crisis

Kangaroos front-rower Aaron Woods is in doubt for the Anzac test after a groin injury in the Tigers' loss to Cronulla on ...

Aaron Woods in doubt to feature for Kangaroos against Kiwis after injury in Tigers' loss.

Recap: Tigers v Sharks

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary.

Outgoing Tigers skipper injured as his side goes down to defending NRL premiers.

McKenzie magic rescues Chiefs video

Damian McKenzie and James Lowe celebrate after McKenzie's second half try which Lowe set up.

Atop the NZ conference, but patchy Chiefs can't nab a bonus point against Super Rugby's worst-ranked team.

Henry: SBW a midfield marvel

Sir Graham Henry says Sonny Bill Williams is a difference-maker for the All Blacks.

Former All Blacks coach backs Sonny Bill Williams to seal a spot in the midfield to face the Lions.

Fish leaves water skier reeling video

Miroku takes the low blow.

It hit him where it hurts, but he somehow managed to stay on his skis.

Giants too strong for Taranaki

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham heads to the hoop against the Taranaki Mountainairs at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.

The Nelson Giants have secured their first home win of the season.

Bulldogs win but lose Reynolds

A hamstring injury cut short Josh Reynolds' impact for the Bulldogs in their win over the Canberra Raiders.

Canterbury overcame the loss of two key players to beat the Raiders.

Recap: Bulldogs v Raiders

Josh Reynolds has signed with Wests Tigers from 2018.

Bulldogs come from behind despite loss of Josh Reynolds and James Graham to upset the Raiders.

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