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Winx deserves to be Hall Of Famer

Champion Chris Waller-trained mare Winx has earned her Hall Of Fame place.

OPINION: Not everyone agrees, but Winx deserves her place in Australian racing Hall of Fame.

Warriors must walk the talk

Warriors players weren't sure where to look after their poor showing in Hamilton.

OPINION: Actions speaking much louder than the united talk coming out of the Warriors.

Coles, the man we'd miss most

Dane Coles faces a race against time to make the test series against the Lions.

OPINION: The All Blacks will be sweating over the health of one player more than any other, writes Marc Hinton.

NZ sevens' 8-man snafu grates video

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OPINION: World Rugby investigation needed into NZ mistake you'd expect only to see in kids' sport.

Don't try to be Welly, Hamilton

Poor crowds contributed to the demise of the sevens in Wellington.

OPINION: There's only so many times you can slap on a superhero costume, and slip over on the concourse before the novelty has worn off.

Rugby, 'just too damned dangerous'

Mike McRoberts says the sport of rugby has become too dangerous.

OPINION: Mike McRoberts has seen his son stretchered off the field, concussed. Enough is enough, he says.

Reason: Razor loves a tackle

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, left, oversaw the perfect defensive strategy to contain Beauden Barrett.

OPINION: Crusaders learning a defensive masterclass from a coach who knows how to go low.

Kiwis don't do passion like Europeans

Irish fans in Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France for a match against Italy at Euro 2016.

OPINION: New Zealanders are a reserved bunch when it comes to sport, writes Bill Harris.

Crusaders can start planning parade

Crusaders playmaker Richie Mo'unga slices through the Chiefs defence on Friday.

OPINION: If you live in Canterbury it's time to get ready to party like it's 1998, writes Phil Gifford.

Dragons show Warriors the way

Warriors prop James Gavet collides with the Dragons' defence in Hamilton on Friday.

OPINION: Here we go again as Warriors enter familiar territory.

Crusaders keep on winning

Aaron Cruden of the Chiefs is tackled by Sam Whitelock and David Kaetau Havili of the Crusaders during the Super Rugby ...

OPINION: The Crusaders retain their unbeaten run in Super Rugby, beating the Chiefs in Suva.

Cully: ARU boss should go

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver should step down, writes Paul Cully.

OPINION: The Super Rugby team axing fiasco has dragged on too long in Australia and it's time for the ARU chief to go, writes Paul Cully.

What Reid's absence means

Winston Reid won't be playing for the All Whites at the Confederations Cup next month.

OPINION: With Winston Reid missing the Confederations Cup, the All Whites have not just lost their best defender.

Don't waste tears on Sharapova

Many of Maria Sharapova's fans sympathise with her contention that she is not an intentional doper.

OPINION: In denying star a wildcard, tennis boss sent a message that doping shouldn't pay. If only Olympic officials were listening.

Rotating stars key for Steel

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is crucial to her team's ANZ Premiership campaign chances.

OPINION: The Steel will have to manage their stars carefully heading into the hectic final month of the national netball league, with injury potentially derailing their campaign.

Should SBW start for ABs?

Sonny Bill Williams is one of a raft of contenders to play in the All Blacks midfield against the British and Irish Lions.

OPINION: Our rugby writers debate the likelihood of Sonny Bill Williams pulling on the No 12 jersey to face the British and Irish Lions.

Barrett owes one to the Canes

Saturday in Christchurch didn't mark Beauden Barrett's most impressive match as a Hurricane.

OPINION: Otere Black likely to take the kicks for Hurricanes, who are owed a good performance from Beauden Barrett.

Where's the justice, Sir Ben? video

Struggling Team Land Rover BAR skipper and CEO Sir Ben Ainslie has plenty on his mind as the America's Cup quickly looms.

OPINION: Team NZ suffer America's Cup injustice again as British syndicate sails away free.

Saluting sporting upstarts

Swansea City's Martin Olsson, one of the club's foreign legion.

OPINION: From Scunthorpe to Swansea, British football is full of surprising success stories.

Embarrassment of riches

Melbourne Vixens wing attack Liz Watson has been a standout this season.

OPINION: The Silver Ferns' rivals have a host of talent to pick from, writes Liz Ellis.

Chips are down for Rooney

Wayne Rooney is gradually being phased out at Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney is edging closer to the end of his time as a top-flight footballer.

Cup carnage to continue video

America's Cup defenders Oracle Team USA capsize their AC50.

OPINION: Trouble in paradise ahead as America's Cup action heats up in balmy Bermuda.

Beauden's struggles help ABs

The Crusaders shut down Beauden Barrett in Christchurch on Saturday.

OPINION: The Hurricanes No 10 needs tough nights to keep learning, writes Paul Cully.

ABs watch: Laumape, Crotty video

Hurricanes second-five Ngani Laumape has been in outstanding form so far this season.

OPINION: Two key midfielders make their move as Lions tour edges closer.

Cricket strike? Likely a draw

England celebrate winning the Ashes in 2015.

OPINION: Don't believe everything you hear - everybody really does want the Ashes to go on.

Hopoate 'doesn't deserve scorn'

Devout Mormon NRL star Will Hopoate will now play on Sundays, reversing an earlier ban.

OPINION: NRL player choosing to observe the Sabbath as best he can is just a "late-blooming realist".

Time to ignore Warriors

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson seems destined to leave a trail of broken rugby league hearts behind him.

OPINION: Never mind faith, you're entitled to turn your back on the Warriors.

Lia to Jets next?

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Vince Lia could be the next player Ernie Merrick looks to take with him to Newcastle.

ANALYSIS: Ernie Merrick will be interested in plucking another Wellington Phoenix star or two before this off-season is done.

Were you watching, Warren?

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett wraps up Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett during the teams' clash in Christchurch.

OPINION: The Crusaders hand the Lions the blueprint for how to keep Beauden Barrett at bay.

Half a hand up for Origin

Roosters half Mitchell Pearce may get one last chance to prove his worth at Origin level.

OPINION: Does Mitchell Pearce deserve one last go with the Blues? Like Laurie Daley, I just don't know.

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