JULIAN DEAN - StuffOPINION: It was a real heartbreaker for NZ rider on the Tour de France, but he should be proud of his effort.
ANDREW WEBSTER - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: Wayne Bennett's legacy will be defined by what happens in Brisbane over the next three years.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: Memory of that shock home defeat to the Sharks will help Todd Blackadder motivate his men.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: History doesn't decide football games. And they're not played on paper either, writes Jeff Wilson.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: Too many big-name players past their prime are handed cushy retirement packages, writes Tony Kemp.
SIMON PLUMB - Sunday NewsOPINION: The once revered Commonwealth Games faces crisis - both financial and of identity, writes Simon Plumb.
TAINE RANDELL - Sunday NewsOPINION: Those underachieving pretty boys of Australian rugby are finally delivering on their promise, writes Taine Randell.
PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: The wolves were howling for Todd Blackadder's head early in the year. A title might shut them up, writes Phil Gifford.
DEAN COUZINS - The PressOPINION: The Black Sticks men's team are determined to get off to a good start against Canada, writes Dean Couzins.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: A rest period before the Super Rugby finals may not be ideal for the players involved, writes Andrew Mehrtens.
RICHARD KNOWLER - The PressOPINION: Qualifying for Super Rugby semis means much more for Crusaders than just having a crack at another title.
VAUGHAN MCCALL - The Southland TimesOPINION: I have been away for two weeks, and it has been awesome to make some new mates, writes Vaughan McCall.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: Professional sport has long ago lost its "soul", as codes have grown from fun and friendship to ones governed by big business and self-interest.
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostOPINION: Whatever issues Ma'a Nonu had at the Hurricanes in 2011 it is time for all involved to move on
HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion PostOPINION: Now we get some indication of the environment Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett was operating in.
MARK REASON - The Dominion PostOPINION: How strange it is that so many judgments are made according to the Super Rugby final standings.
JULIAN DEAN - StuffOPINION: With Contador and Froome out, the Tour de France is anyone's race.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - StuffOPINION: It's a good thing they have a good off-field argument as their Super Rugby on-field effort doesn't deserve it.
JOSEPH ROMANOS - StuffOPINION: Why do people keep saying the Commonwealth Games are not the Olympics? Who ever claimed they were?
IAN ANDERSON - StuffOPINION: Rowing New Zealand must act quickly to rectify a blunder of judgement ahead of the world champs.
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostOPINION: Mark Hammett slipped at the start line and never fully recovered.
TOBY ROBSON - The PressOPINION: The Crusaders wouldn't be a bad bet to end their Super Rugby title drought.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: The Kiwis need Benji Marshall back in black. The team hasn't got the depth and Benji is back to his best.
SIMON PLUMB - Sunday NewsOPINION: Since New Zealand failed to be part of the action in Brazil, will the World Cup actually have an impact on the local game?
TAINE RANDELL - Sunday NewsOPINION: After four seasons without reaching the playoffs, Mark Hammett exits the Hurricanes having failed to deliver on expectations.
PHIL GOULD - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: I have often written of the unfairness and inadequacies of this second-tier cap system. It serves no worthwhile purpose.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: So now the Hurricane era of the Hammer is over, what are we to make of it all?
MARK REASON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Argentina have only conceded three goals in six matches, but they have not had to contend with anyone like Thomas Muller.
JULIAN DEAN - Sunday NewsOPINION: Well, that's the first week of the Tour de France over and for us at Orica- Greenedge the theme so far has been Simon Gerrans' bad luck.
PETER FITZSIMONS - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: Ian Thorpe is gay, you say? He's reportedly "come out" in a TV interview. Well, who would have thought it?
The PressIn this exclusive extract from his memoir, Phil Gifford talks of his affection for Andrew Mehrtens.
KAYLA WHITELOCK - The PressOPINION: The women's Black Sticks have had a hard look at themselves ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
STEVE MASCORD - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: Both Jarryd Hayne and Marwan Koukash believe they have the secret to getting more money into rugby league.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: If you had $100 on the Waratahs to win their first-ever title, you would be feeling happy with yourself.
SHANE DE BARRA - StuffOPINION: Given Ray Warren's Biblical references, you'd swear this was the greatest sporting show on earth.
JULIAN DEAN - StuffOPINION: The Tour de France is back on familiar ground after beginning with three days racing in England.
RICHARD KNOWLER - The PressOPINION: Latest instalment in the tale of a roaming Ma'a Nonu should be of immense frustration to the NZRU.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: They call football the beautiful game, but it has been hard to see the beauty in some of this World Cup.
JOSEPH ROMANOS - StuffSome moments in New Zealand sports history have left me shaking my head and sorry, writes Joseph Romanos.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsWarriors captain Simon Mannering's leadership has been outstanding in a year of discontent at the franchise.
TAINE RANDELL - Sunday NewsHead-to-head between Michael Hooper and Shane Christie is pivotal to Highlanders' hopes of upset win.
PHIL GOULD - Sunday NewsThe Todd Carney affair obscures how much good NRL players are doing in the community.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesIt's the match-up within the match-up that that excites most about the Waratahs against the Highlanders.
PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: The Chiefs treated the ball as if it was gold, the Canes as if it was the wrapper off a Big Mac, writes Phil Gifford.
DEAN COUZINS - The PressOPINION: Black Sticks captain Dean Couzins is confident his side will take the next step and medal in Glasgow.
The Southland TimesOPINION: Southland Times sports editor Nathan Burdon and cricket writer Logan Savory discuss Lou Vincent's confession.
TONY SMITH - The PressOPINION: Even hardened rugby heads can't deny the drama of a World Cup penalty shootout.
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostOPINION: Fairfax Media rugby writer Toby Robson gives his take on a week of Super Rugby thrills and spills.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsIt's pressure time, and pressure does some strange things to players and coaches.
STEVE MASCORD - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: Rugby league, your image stinks to high heaven. It's time to do something about it.
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