Hexagonal disappointment

Time limits cost Dean Elgar in his singles matches at the hexagonal central region fixture at the weekend.

The Taranaki representative bowls selectors will have plenty of contemplating to do over the coming days.

Young proves a hit in another final

New Plymouth Old Boys batsman Will Young watches another ball go to the boundary during the Twenty20 final against Stratford.

Old Boys too good for Stratford.

Fresh Thomson eyes big season for Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett runs away for an intercept try during the Hurricanes 33-27 preseason win over the Crusaders at Waverley.

Defending champs look in good shape.




Pukekura maintain narrow lead in Soffe Cup

Caleb Fleming won the only men's match for Pukekura.

Top players keep their sides at top of Soffe Cup.

Oaks start not guaranteed despite impressive win

Vinnie Colgan salutes the judge after winning the Bob Sharrock Memorial Oaks Prelude on Sared Rythm.

Decision on Oaks dependent on how winner pulls up.

Old Boys look comfortable

Kaylum Boshier scored 83 for Boys' High against Francis Douglas.

It wasn't a good day at the crease for Hawera's premier two-day cricket team.

Double celebration for jockey after Cup win

Anna Jones celebrates winning the Taranaki Cup on Our King Sway.

Old family has great record in Taranaki Cup.

Wheeler takes Group III two-year-old feature

John Wheeler brought up his 999 New Zealand winner after winning the Group III Phoenix Park Classic.

"I thought we would win, I was real confident."

Rapira falls to Ford

Sam Rapira lost via TKO to Canadian Ryan Ford.

Sam Rapira was unable to overcome Canadian Ryan Ford for the vacant UBO Light Heavyweight title.

Bruce and Young back for T20 final

Will Young returns for New Plymouth Old Boys this weekend.

Tom Bruce and will Young have been named to play in the Taranaki Premier Twenty20 cricket final.

Turner wastes heavily for Taranaki Cup mount

The Roger James trained Romantic Maid is favourite for the Taranaki Cup at New Plymouth on Saturday.

Taranaki jockey wastes hard to win local Cup.

Rotorua trainer hoping to be Oaks bound

Rosie Myers will ride joint favourite Storytime in the Bob Sharrock Memorial Oaks Prelude.

"She's a nice filly, but she was a bit shin sore after Rotorua so she had a bit of a break."

Cameron calls it quits

Matt Cameron has retired from professional BMX riding.

"You need to be willing to die."

Crunch time in Soffe Cup

Huatoki's Jayden Harrison plays a backhand.

Just three weeks to go for Soffe Cup tennis.

Pre-season pulse in Taranaki

The Central Pulse hosted the Northern Mystics in a pre-season match in Taranaki last year.

The Central Pulse will return to Taranaki for their first pre-season hit out.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

Inconsistency frustrates Stags coach

Navin Patel, right, and the Central Districts bowlers were unable to defend their total in their one-day elimination ...

Wellington have now beaten CD in two finals matches this season.

The roar of sprint cars to be heard in Stratford

Stephen Taylor (No 21) and Tony Uhlenberg (No 28) will be contesting the sprint cars at the Stratford Speedway on Saturday.

It's time for the methanol V8 engines.

Barrett brothers to team up

Beauden Barrett and brother Jordie Barrett with play together for the Hurricanes in Waverley.

Beauden and Jordie will wear don Hurricanes colours together for the first time against the Crusaders in Waverley.

Chiefs call in replacements

Prop Aidan Ross has been called into the Chiefs squad after Mitchell Graham's season-ending injury.

After Mitchell Graham and Brad Weber were ruled out for the season, the Chiefs have called on young replacements.

Tukapa celebration to spread over three days

Tukapa will head into its 125th jubilee celebrations as defending Taranaki champions.

Book will be a feature of Tukapa's 125th jubilee.

Stags stars back up in T20 club semifinals

Jackson Braddock-Pajo helped New Plymouth Old Boys into the Taranaki premier Twenty20 final.

Stags players top score in club T20 semifinals.

Manukorihi continue to dominate men's pennant

Murray Martin was left to regret a bad opening round at the national seniors tournament.

Manukorihi crush New Plymouth.

Taylor not doing things the New Zealand way

Ross Taylor recent one-day form has not been enough for him to make the Black Caps T20 squad.

He has shown signs of being a mini-Kevin Pietersen.

Stags embracing underdog tag

Central Stags allrounder George Worker leads the Ford Trophy competition in run scoring.

"I hope people are counting us out because that will work in our favour."

Sundays at Yarrow

Jack Roberts in action for Team Taranaki against Waterside Karori.

Team Taranaki to play all home games on Sundays during Central League season bar one.

Mosquera returns to Team Taranaki

Damien Mosquera (right) returns to Team Taranaki after a stint in Auckland.

Damien Mosquera is back with Team Taranaki for the 2017 season.

A first for Hawera swimming

Steven Wereta, 15, is the first and only swimmer from Hawera Swimming Club to make the Aquaknights team and go to the ...

A 15-year-old is the first to compete in the annual New Zealand Zonal Championships, something no-one from Hawera has ever done.

Weber, Graham, to miss Chiefs' season

Shaun Stevenson made a real name for himself at the Brisbane Global Tens, earning the player of the tournament award.

Winning the Tens was a fitting tribute to Sione Lauaki, but two major pre-season injuries have hurt the Chiefs.

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