Off the long run

Black Caps can inspire Australia

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DANE ELDRIDGE

Nay-saying stone-kicking Australians should take heart from the Black Caps rise from near ruin, writes Dane Eldridge.

Remember our historical heroes

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ROBBIE TITCHENER

Let's not forget past sporting heroes who competed in much tougher conditions and paved the way for today's stars, writes Robbie Titchener.

We punch above our weight

Rugby World Cup

OLIVER MACINTYRE

Kiwis sports fans mustn't lose sight of what we achieve compared to bigger countries, writes Oliver MacIntyre.

Black Caps need grit and glory

Dean Brownlie

KAAL KACZMAREK

Kaal Kaczmarek challenges New Zealand's cricket selectors to find a mix of stubborn and stylish in the line up.

Black Caps, a history of failure

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AARON SPENCER

The acceptance of a legacy of failure means that New Zealand cricket will keep floundering, writes Aaron Spencer.

Does God help us win?

Ray Lewis

DAVID LIM

Many professional sportspeople thank God for their success, but David Lim asks, does the big guy really help us score a goal or a try?

In defence of the Phoenix offense

Paul Ifill

ZACH SIMM

Zach Simm says there are a few facts about the Phoenix's performances at home that Gareth Morgan needs to sit up and take notice of.

Breakers setting the standard

Cedric Jackson

JORDAN NG

Jordan Ng looks at what makes the Breakers such consistent winners, and whether than can take the championship for a third time.

200 wrongs don't make a right

Lance Armstrong

Drugs or no drugs, sport will never be a level playing field, writes Terence Davidson.

Call for Rangers to head south

Madjid Bougherra

Scottish football needs a boost for its Rangers FC, just as the Phoenix have given risen to football in New Zealand.

Painful plight of the Black Caps

Martin Guptill

Dear Black Caps, I didn’t want it to come to this. I like you, I really do. Heck, at one time I even loved you, but you've used up all your deliveries, it's over.

You can stick your wicket

Ross Taylor

JAC VAN LEEUWEN

Jac van Leeuwen feels compelled to write about the 'worst ever' performance of New Zealand Cricket management.

The 2012 rugby year in review

Cory Jane

DAVID LIM

David Lim makes his picks for the best players, tries, coaches and games of the 2012 rugby season.

Rotation a necessary evil?

Stephen Donald

BOBBY BRYAN

Was Graham Henry really on to something with the All Blacks rotation system rugby fans hated?

European football this week

Chelsea

DAVID LIM

David Lim looks at how Euro 2020 might look being hosted Europe-wide and who's on form in the Champions League.

Lessons from Twickenham

England rugby

BOBBY BRYAN

Instead of stewing over what went wrong, Bobby Bryan looks at the lessons that can be learned from the All Blacks' most recent loss.

ABs: Time to hit the panic button?

Richie McCaw and Steven Hansen

DAVID LIM

David Lim assesses the All Blacks' options for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and whether Steve Hansen needs to hit the panic button.

Returning grit to the 'Slack' Caps

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor

It's been five long years since the Black Caps' sensational whitewash of Australia, but the promise of a special era never eventuated.

Save the Dingo: Aussies unite

Robbie Deans

Excuse me while I calmly place my head inside the fang-filled mouth of an un-fed jungle cat, but someone must stand up for Dingo Deans.

Should Richie McCaw retire?

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MICHAEL CLARKE

OPINION: All Black Captain Richie McCaw, despite praise, is not the player he once was, writes Michael Clarke.

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