OPINION: The seven-year disqualification is proof racing can be tough on its own, says Tim Barton.
JACOB PAGE - The Timaru HeraldOPINION: Yellow cards seem to be a bail out option for referees to maintain control in rugby matches.
ANDREW WEBSTER - Sydney Morning HeraldOPINION: With his NRL career nearing an end, Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams needs to rediscover his mojo.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: Marty McKenzie's selection at first-five eighth might herald a newcomer of the highest quality for Taranaki.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: You can calibrate his height, but it's surely impossible to measure just how big a man the Springboks legendary lock is.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: ABs march on undefeated but South Africa demonstrated they are big-time World Cup threats.
GLENN MCLEAN - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: There is little more that can be said of Richie McCaw that has not already been printed, broadcast or televised.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: I'm surprised Marshall is not in the mix for the Kiwis and I am dubious about the reasons for it too.
LIAM NAPIER - Sunday NewsOPINION: Samoa is one of the few places the All Blacks could go where the whole country would stop for 80 minutes.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: The South African Rugby Union's philosophy should be to develop players of all colours, writes Jeff Wilson.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: With Beauden Barrett not selected to start in the test match against South Africa, perhaps his mind could wander off.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: Kei Nishikori, dragged down by the weight of Japan, couldn't keep his head above water in US Open final.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: Why does rugby have the worst standard of international refereeing?
HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion PostOPINION: Your over-riding feeling about the end of another Warriors season is relief, writes Hamish Bidwell.
RICHARD KNOWLER - StuffOPINION: Horrible calls confirm standard of international refereeing is in freefall.
PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Why does New Zealand rugby continue to defy the odds and remain the world benchmark for success.
MARK REASON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are now among the best pairs in sporting history, and not just rowing.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: As the gap between Super Rugby and our provincial comp widens, crowds are dwindling, yet it remains a very valuable pathway.
RICHARD KNOWLER - StuffOPINION: Steve Hansen got his slingshot, imagined Charlie Faumuina had a bull's eye on his forehead and fired a rock just below the hairline.
IAN ANDERSON - Waikato TimesOPINION: Rapid emergence of world-class women's group gives Rowing NZ a hefty tailwind, pushing it towards the 2016 Olympic Games.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: It's early days but I know which guy I would be on to make a better fist of the role at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
TOBY ROBSON IN NAPIER - StuffOPINION: Star utility is a better wing, while Israel Dagg deserves the nod at fullback for All Blacks.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: If ever replacement rule made a mockery of the game, the second Pumas-Springboks test was it.
MARC HINTON - StuffOPINION: It could be time for the Tall Blacks to bury their haka after a mixed reception in Spain, writes Marc Hinton.
TONY SMITH - The PressOPINION: Ryan Nelsen's sacking at Toronto FC is likely to bring the curtain down on his elite-level football career.
PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: If the All Blacks and their coaches haven't shut up their critics by now, you wonder what will it take.
TAINE RANDELL - Sunday NewsOPINION: While Sonny Bill Williams is a talented athlete, Ma'a Nonu remains New Zealand's best option at second-five.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: The time is right for the NRL to give a licence to another franchise in New Zealand.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: After Richie McCaw's display at Eden Park against the Wallabies, surely his critics will have learned to zip it.
DAVID LONG - Sunday NewsOPINION: The Warriors' long-suffering fans deserve better than what we've seen from the side in recent weeks.
JULIAN DEAN - Sunday NewsOPINION: It has been a great first week at the Vuelta a Espana and for us at Orica Greenedge we've had great success.
MARK REASON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: We relish blood sport and Formula One delivers. But Mark Reason questions our need for speed.
JACOB PAGE - The Timaru HeraldOPINION: The NPC competition may be losing some of its glory but the competition is still serving its main purpose of blooding players.
OPINION: Optimisim for the Wallabies might be forlorn as depth and talent ought to push ABs to WC glory in 2015.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: Just when it seems like the Wallabies are closing the gap, the All Blacks produce a performance from another planet.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: What a complete joy it was to watch the All Blacks pass the ball as only they can.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: How wrong was I when I predicted the Wallabies would be an even bigger threat in Bledisloe II?
RICHARD KNOWLER - The PressOPINION: No conspiracy here, guys. Move on, move on; can't you see we are trying to retain the Webb Ellis Cup.
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostOPINION: SBW's special exemption for the All Blacks end of year tour was a smart and pragmatic play by Steve Hansen.
JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: The more things change with our old mates across the Tasman, the more they stay the same with our rivals in the republic.
OPINION PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Memory is a powerful drug and during the week mine got hooked on one of the great All Blacks teams.
MARK REASON - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: As a nation, are we so in awe of the great All Blacks captain that we cannot mention the unmentionable?
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostOPINION: It's often a dirty word when it comes to the ABs, but it's a quality they need to re-impose on the Wallabies.
SIMON PLUMB - StuffOPINION: No more chances. Over the next four days New Zealand swimming has one last roll of the dice.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: Before the latest Bledisloe Cup test the stats suggested only one team could win.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - StuffOPINION: Late heroics becoming an alarming trend for ABs, who instead should be dominating up front early.
MARK REASON - StuffOPINION: First test exposed All Blacks' lack of new ideas, so what's coach Steve Hansen got to do?
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - StuffOPINION: Coles deserved to stay on - playing the rugby of his life - but no, he's off in the 52nd. It's time for interchange.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - StuffOPINION: Andrew Mehrtens sees the Wallabies as an even bigger threat this weekend at Eden Park.
TONY KEMP - Sunday NewsOPINION: There have been some fantastic players from New Zealand who should have won the Dally M medal.
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