TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Anti Mark Hammett fever has gripped the capital following the Hurricanes dismal start to the season.
TONY KEMP - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: You want to be full of energy? Take the red pill. Want to stay calm and relaxed? Take the blue pill.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe drums are starting to beat for Tana Umaga to take over at the Hurricanes, says Taine Randell.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason asks if churning out a feel-good sports flick is more important than being accurate.
DANNY HAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Emblen's young All Whites deserve more kudos than they are getting, says Danny Hay.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The All Blacks will be keen observers of tomorrow morning's pivotal Six Nations match between England and Wales.
TREVOR MCKEWEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The Warriors enter their 20th season tonight but are only now on an even playing field, says Trevor McKewen.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Crusaders are now at a stage where every game has already become vital, not just for points on the table.
NIGEL YALDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: I'm the guy who picked the Crusaders to win the Super Rugby title this year. My wife was the first to remind me.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The New Zealand Open needed a revamp and it got one.
OPINION: A breakdown of the numbers suggest the Chiefs may struggle to win a third title.
OPINION: Keep the kids. That's the mantra that should be adopted by whoever inherits the All Whites head coach's job.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Why does a player who is good enough to start in week one get dropped for week two, asks Ian Snook.
OPINION: The New Zealand Open needed a revamp and it got one. But is there more the organisers can do?
Toby Robson runs down last week's Super Rugby games and picks his form team of the week.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It's time to reduce the value of the penalty in order to lessen the influence of refs like Steve Walsh.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Crusaders coach resorts to humour in post-match interview, but chance of losing three-in-a-row no joke.
OPINION: Now it seems it's not just players who have to worry about being traded to a different team. Coaches do too.
ANDREW MEHRTENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Many similarities between Wayne Smith's work at the Crusaders and the Chiefs.
JOSEPH ROMANOS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: There have been many wonderful sporting icons, but Muhammad Ali towers over all.
STEPHEN JONES - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Sam Burgess has a huge reputation, but whether he transition from league to union is a big unknown.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: There are people who live to dissect the form of Richie McCaw for signs of degeneration.
DAVE LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Rugby league may have won the battle, but it's still losing the war against union.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It was a roll of the dice by Kirwan, but it's possible the Blues coach's gamble in playing Simon Hickey paid off.
DANNY HAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The next seven days could determine the Wellington Phoenix's entire season.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Super Rugby expansion debacle can be solved with wholesale change to the conference structure.
SHANE DE BARRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, especially in sport. But if you ain't willing to stand by it, don't speak.
JOSEPH ROMANOS - The WellingtonianOPINION: Ten sports issues that have occupied my mind this year:
ANDREW MEHRTENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It might be time for the Crusaders to throw the playbook out the window.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Toby Robson runs his high over all the Super Rugby action after the NZ teams' first games.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: A coach can work his butt off all week, but come game time he ends up a chump. Who would be one?
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Rugby needs to welcome league converts with open arms, says Jeff Wilson.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The early signals for the next phase of Super Rugby expansion defy logic.
BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It is always judgment that defeats us - especially judgment that is not only ill-informed but ill-timed.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Aaron Cruden confirmed he's the best first-five in Super Rugby, a position he's occupied for the last two seasons.
DANNY HAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The Phoenix's two Costa Rican stars reflect more than anybody the turnaround in the Wellington franchise.
CHRIS CAIRNS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: From Mike Hesson and Brendon McCullum down, this side can take a bow after giving us a summer we will never forget.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason on what New Zealand must do from here to cash in on a golden summer.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Sanzar must do better as adding Argentina and South Africa teams makes season harder.
PAUL IFILL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Even the greatest fortune-teller would not have predicted what unfolded at Westpac Stadium on Sunday, says Paul Ifill.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: According to cricket guru Mark Richardson this was the "greatest ever innings" played by a New Zealander.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Pity the marketers, Super Rugby's opening weekend really can be a hard sell sometimes.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The front foot takes up residence across the way, the weight of a bantam compresses the back leg and those blacksmith forearms crush the ball over extra cover for a boundary.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Barely three months ago, Brendon McCullum gave the gloomiest interview of his career. How things change.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The Blues are under the most pressure in this year's New Zealand Super Rugby conference, says Taine Randell.
SIMON DOULL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Both Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford haven't fired so far this series - nor did they do much against the Windies.
DANNY HAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Neil Emblen may have the word "interim" in front of his title as All Whites coach, but that hasn't stopped change.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason bemoans the lack of showmanship in modern sport and lists 10 stars who defied convention.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Super Rugby starts for real next weekend. What's worth looking out for among the New Zealand teams?
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Super Rugby has some special players and it hasn't been easy coming up with the five most influential figures.