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Cullen nervous about commentary debut

The Paekakariki Express is back in rugby, but this time Christian Cullen is in the commentary box.

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.

McKenzie injury means a swap for Barrett

Beauden Barrett says he is as passionate as ever to play for Taranaki.

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.

Wallabies lock in duo post RWC

David Pocock and Kurtley Beale have both committed their future to the Wallabies beyond the World Cup.

Flanker David Pocock and utility back Kurtley Beale re-sign national contracts in a coup for Australian Rugby Union.

Stallions aiming high in National Premiership

Jeremy Siulepa is back to play for the WaiCoa Bay Stallions after time with the Newcastle Knights.

Coach has big expectations of his players in 2015.

Code-hopping prop impresses

Joe Apikotoa is a young prop going places.

Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.

Crowe applauds Burgess selection

England Rugby's Twitter account mocked up Russell Crowe in an England jersey bearing Sam Burgess' name.

Hollywood star says it's a 'competitive decision' and warns All Blacks as England take Gladiator approach for Rugby World Cup.

Luke cops shoulder charge ban

South Sydney hooker Issac Luke  has been hit with a three-game ban for a grade one shoulder charge.

Bunnies woes deepen with Kiwis hooker set to miss up to three games after being hit with a grade one shoulder charge.

Judges compare perfection at Winter Games

Jackson Wells gets creative on the rail section in the Winter Games slopestyle qualifiers

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.

Woods wins at Winter Games

James Woods credited his technical rail section as the difference between gold and silver in slopestyle at the Winter Games.

British skier was unbeatable from start to finish to win the World Cup slopestyle skiing at the Winter Games.

Waiting game for Pulu's return

Augustine Pulu is taking a cautious approach to his return to the field after a broken arm.

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.

Beaver comeback must wait

Co-captain Brad Weber is back in the starting lineup for Waikato's NPC clash with Bay of Plenty this weekend.

Returning World Cup hero not selected for this weekend.

Top 10 RWC series: Tries video

Jonah Lomu on his way to scoring the first of his four tries in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.

World Cups are often decided by penalties but there's been many memorable tries, too. We select our top 10.

Petty misses 800m final

Angie Petty looks up anxiously at scoreboard after her women's 800m semifinal at the 'Bird's Nest' in Beijing.

Despite running under two minutes, Angie Petty has missed out on the women's 800m final.

Bolt cut down by Segway video

Usain Bolt is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final in Beijing.

How do you stop the world's fastest man? With a Segway apparently.

Tough US Open for Erakovic

Marina Erakovic will need to be at her best to make inroads at the US Open after receiving a tough first round draw.

Top New Zealand tennis player receives a nightmare draw for the final Grand Slam of the year in New York.

Lomu tips Milner-Skudder to shine

Nehe Milner-Skudder's pace, side-step and off-loading abilities make him something special, says Jonah Lomu.

Rookie All Blacks wing is 'lightning in a jar' according to the man who made his legend at the 1995 tournament.

Lee makes strong Barclays start

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee lines up a putt during the opening round of The Barclays  tournament in Edison, New Jersey.

New Zealand golfer cards a four-under 66 to be just one shot off the pace after opening round at rich Barclays tournament.

Hukatai itching for game time

Ngataua Hukatai was a member of the 2014 National Youth Competition (NYC) champion Junior Warriors before he signed with the Counties Manukau Steelers.

League convert Ngataua Hukatai will try his hand at sevens if a Super Rugby contract does not come his way.

Ex-76ers star Dawkins dies

Former New Jersey Nets players Darryll Dawkins, left, and Otis Birdsong share joke at an NBA game in 2012.

NBA star known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality dies of a heart attack.

What's required for Rio

Mahe Drysdale takes winning form into the men's single scull event at the world champs.

New Zealand will try to qualify boats for all 14 Olympic classes at the 2015 world champs.

Song sums up Hayne's NFL impact video

Jarryd Hayne is going top of the hit parade in more ways than one as he stars for the San Francisco 49ers.

'A rugger that's untouchable, you'd swear he's been blessed' is the rap on Aussie league star in video tribute.

Barcelona's Messi wins Uefa award

Lionel Messi shows off his Uefa Best Player in Europe award as rival Cristiano Ronaldo, right, looks on with envy.

Argentine adds another individual trophy to his collection after being voted Uefa's Best Player in Europe for last season.

Bolt completes sprint double video

Usain Bolt celebrates his 10th world championship gold medal, in the 200m final, with his 'Lightning Bolt' pose.

Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win a record fourth straight world 200m title.

Aussies avoid Irish embarrassment

Australia batsman David Warner struck 84 in a 139-run opening stand with Joe Burns against Ireland in Belfast.

World No 10 Ireland fall just short of dramatic victory over World Cup holders in a rain-affected one-day clash in Belfast.

Oodles of cash as darts makes a splash

Darts superstar Phil "The Power" Taylor, in New Zealand for the Auckland Darts Masters, reportedly earned more than $6 million in endorsements in 2014 alone.

From pub sport to global industry, professional darts is really hitting the target.

Rose denies rape allegations

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed a large portion of the last NBA season due to a knee injury.

Chicago Bulls star being sued by a former girlfriend who claims he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her.

Serena handed tough draw

World No 1 Serena Williams is aiming to complete a calendar sweep of four grand slams at the US Open.

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.

Two halfbacks is enough - Bachop

Graeme Bachop, pictured in action during an All Blacks career that yielded 31 tests between 1987-95,.

Graeme Bachop is convinced the All Blacks selectors should be brave and take two halfbacks to England.

Happy Hesson eyes busy summer

Tom Latham's displays at the top of the batting order have given New Zealand options in a problem position.

Black Caps coach thrilled with development on African tour as Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan loom.

$130k bet against All Blacks

An Auckland man has 130,000 reasons why he doesn't want to see Richie McCaw lift the World Cup again.

Kiwi punter places record Rugby World Cup bet at TAB that says Richie McCaw won't be lifting the trophy.

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