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Gould: Roos selectors get it wrong

Australia needs to start injecting some young players into the Kangaroos.

OPINION: If Australia takes this squad to the World Cup they will be handing it to the Kiwis.

Warriors: Abandon ship?

Konrad Hurrell is in the spotlight after sharing a tweet that hinted faith in coach Andrew McFadden is evaporating.

OPINION: When it comes to the off-course Warriors, it's time for fans to demand respect

Head to head: What have the Olympics become?

Valerie Adams is a household name in New Zealand, but do you know any other current female shot putters?

Here come the Olympics Games, once the bastion of amateur ideals and sporting passion. But are they still?

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is angry over accusations of dodgy tactics late in the game against the Chiefs.

Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week.

Jones is a human Molotov cocktail

Eddie Jones is walking a fine line and could end up going the same way as Shane Sutton.

OPINION: Being Australian is not an excuse for overstepping the mark.

Warriors in disarray

Konrad Hurrell's bid to make it back as a regular starter for the Warriors has taken a hit after being dropped to ...

OPINION: On-field embarrassments and boozy nights out - this team is a shambles, the coach must go.

SA rugby becoming second-rate

Halfback Nic Groom in try-scoring form for the Stormers, who were the leading South African Super Rugby side before this ...

OPINION: NZ needs Super Rugby teams in the republic to be strong.

Roosters crumbling but Politis solid

Nick Politis is riding out another storm at the helm of the Sydney Roosters

OPINION: Nick Politis and Roosters expected to cop their A$40,000 fine for coach Robinson outburst.

Draw in Invercargill, anyone? video

Hats off to Crusaders centre Kieron Fonotia.

OPINION: The Crusaders can't return from their bye soon enough.

Bring back daytime rugby video

Damian McKenzie's magic helped the Chiefs escape with a one point win in Wellington.

OPINION: Highlanders may have hit the wall - and why can't we have daytime rugby in NZ?

Warriors: We're all at fault video

Warriors star Shaun Johnson is yet to find his feet in the No 6 jersey in this year's NRL.

OPINION: The Warriors are no more our club or your club than Manly or the Wests Tigers are.

Inconsistent Sanzaar hit Nadolo video

What the Crusaders will miss: Nemani Nadolo scores the Crusaders first try of their 40-14 romp over the Brumbies in Canberra.

OPINION: Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo's four-week ban shows flaws in system.

Brilliant Barrett a flawed genius video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett left 13 points out on the paddock on an off night at the Cake Tin on Saturday.

OPINION: Canes star should be kicking himself − but would he miss?

Reason: Good on you Ardie

Former New Zealand Sevens player Ardie Savea.

OPINION: The Olympics is a pool of golden sewage, ditching it for Super Rugby is the right call.

Paddon: 'We didn't believe our time' video

Kiwi WRC driver Hayden Paddon.

OPINION: NZ's WRC victor describes how he drove the stage of his life when it mattered most.

Ref Review: Control? video

Chiefs centre Seta Tamanivalu is awarded a try against the Hurricanes...but did he lose the ball?

OPINION: Where did we get the idea that "control" was needed when scoring a try?

Remembering Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers had a prodigious sporting memory.

Peter Sellers was great at one-on-one interviews and always had an eye for the history of sport.

Super Rugby doesn't deserve NZ video

Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles epitomised the talent on show in the clash in Wellington.

OPINION: The thrilling game in Wellington was an example to overseas conferences.

Hinton: Barrett needs to kick on video

Beauden Barrett produced some masterful touches for the Hurricanes, but couldn't guide them to victory over the Chiefs.

OPINION: The matchup of NZ's best No 10s at the Cake Tin produced as many questions as answers.

Why the AOC should take Hackett to Rio

Deserves another chance: Grant Hackett.

OPINION: I say keep Grant Hackett as a mentor to the Olympic team.

The biggest sporting fairytale?

Jamie Vardy and Leicester City have been the surprise package of the English Premier League.

OPINION: Sporting fairytales don't come any better than Leicester City. Or do they?

Why NRL should whack the Eels where it hurts

Happy, but for how long?: Parramatta players celebrate a try against Canberra.

OPINION: If it were my decision I'd whack the Parramatta Eels where it hurts. I'd whack the club with a fine.

Rugby's burning questions

Israel Dagg has rocketed back into All Blacks discussions after a stunning return to Super Rugby.

Stuffs rugby scribes tackle the big issues of the week and come up with their All Black bolters.

Dog racing's future fraught

Greyhound racing is a sport that asks us to make moral decisions over gambling and steroid use, over death and injury ...

OPINION: Dog racing is an excellent measure of where we are as a society.

Aussies on track for worst Super season

It has been tough going for Michael Hooper and the Australian Super Rugby sides against overseas opposition this season.

OPINION: Alarm bells ringing with Aussie sides winning just one match in four against overseas opponents.

Ref-touch ban must be backed up

Penrith Panthers and Kiwis prop Sam McKendry has been suspended for one game for this contact with referee Jared Maxwell.

OPINION: Either charge all, or charge none. You can't pick and choose.

Sport needs Eddie the Eagles

Eddie Edwards at the premiere of Eddie the Eagle with cast members Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.

OPINION: The British ski jumper reminds us that sport is meant to be fun.

The thin edge of the wedge?

Adam Scott celebrates sinking the winning putt on the 18th green at the 2013 US Masters, with Kiwi caddie Steve Williams.

OPINION: Adam Scott makes it clear professional golfers have little time for the Olympics.

Four Kiwi teams in playoffs?

Beauden Barrett produced his best performance of the season for the Hurricanes to enhance his All Black claims in Melbourne.

OPINION: Super Rugby Team Talk questions why the Chiefs hate Wellington and slams AAMI Park.

Why can't Warriors live up to name?

Ryan Hoffman's Warriors team almost buckled against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

OPINION: The Warriors are supposed to have a lean and hungry look - but this team doesn't.

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