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Filly wins by a minute....again

New York Minute, in the hands of Lisa Allpress, is all alone near the winning post at Pukekura.

There was New York Minute and distance between her rivals.

Chiefs romp into semis video

Sam McNicol got the try-scoring feast going as the Chiefs outclassed the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Resounding victory over the Stormers sets the Chiefs up for a semifinal against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Longchamp to Hastings

Longchamp cruises to a two-and-a-half length win in the Opunake Cup.

Opunake Cup winner set to step up into Group I company.

Sharrock shows patience

Ladies First has improved her record to three wins from four starts with a feature win at Pukekura.

Allan Sharrock will spell exciting filly following Pukekura win.

Crunch time for Chiefs

The Chiefs have had several moments to celebrate this season, but it now starts over with the quarterfinals upon them.

They've been to this stage many times, and coach Dave Rennie feels his side is better prepared than ever.

Rennie: Eligibility rule 'archaic'

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says SANZAAR's playoffs eligibility laws need to be addressed.

The Chiefs coach is frustrated, after Liam Messam and Mitchell Brown were barred from the playoffs.

Record run for Hobbs

New Plymouth's Zoe Hobbs has set new national records in the 100m sprint.

A blistering run at the world championships has seen a New Plymouth sprinter claim a national record.

Donald to start for Chiefs video

Stephen Donald will be hoping to carry his outstanding form against Wales into the Super Rugby playoffs.

Beaver's boot in action for the Chiefs as they make six changes for the Super Rugby quarterfinals.

Defence a winner for Inglewood

Inglewood defensive duo Samantha Burkhart, left, and Hannah Sidler had a strong performance against New Plymouth Old Boys.

Inglewood continued their strong run in the premier one netball competition with a big win over New Plymouth Old Boys.

Chiefs' struggles in SA over?

The Chiefs' record in South Africa has improved under coach Dave Rennie.

They go into their quarterfinal against the Stormers with the worst record in South Africa of any NZ team.

Summer's Day on trial

Summer's Day will be on trial for bigger challengers when she contests the Opunake Cup on Saturday.

Tony Pike trained mare on trial for Group I start.

Hockey season down to business end

Monte Burmester of Boys' High takes on his defender.

Te Kiri and Boys' High took a share of points, while Stratford cruised past Northern Raptors.

Rangers vs Rangers in potential title decider

Russell Laird is one of three Team Taranaki players available for New Plymouth Rangers' Western league side this weekend.

New Plymouth Rangers go on the hunt for a win that could secure them the Western league title.

Reive: Price Mahrez off the table

Riyad Mahrez was a big part of Leicester historic Premier League title win.

OPINION: You can either price Mahrez out of reach or rely on loyalty. Your call, Leicester.

Offshore contracts hurting Super Rugby franchises

Charlie Ngatai of the Chiefs dives over to score against the Western Force.

OPINION: The day the mighty Springbok was the most powerful animal on the world rugby stage is history.

Pirates take pennant

Sam Jones won his match against Aarun Langton as the Pirates ran away with the pennant.

Despite the loss of their captain, the Pirates were able to steer their ship to their first senior invitational pennant title.

Try, try, try again - best of Chiefs video

This length-of-the-field special from Seta Tamanivalu has typified the Chiefs' attacking mindset.

The Chiefs have played the most exciting rugby during the season, and here's a look at their best bits.

Coastal win battle of the cobras

Kieran Young scored a hat-trick for Coastal as they claimed the Western Alliance premiership title on Saturday.

A try in the dying minutes of the game led the Bell Block Marist Dragon over the Hawera Hawks, while the Coastal Cobras toppled their Linton counterparts

Kiwi riders among the elite Romaniacs

Inglewood's Wayne Thompson finished 33rd out of 104 gold class competitors at the Romaniacs extreme enduro in Romania.

"I pushed my body and mind past the point I thought I could ever go. I got myself and bike into situations I couldn't see a way out of, but somehow I found a way."

High stakes announced for winter meeting

After winning the Listed Ag Challenge Stakes  Taurus, right, is being aimed at the Opunake Cup this weekend.

Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing have announced $240,000 stakes for theĀ ITM Interprovincial Race Day.

Voerman: Chiefs short of greatness

Damian McKenzie was at the centre of many of the Chiefs' great attacking moments this season.

OPINION: Great season Chiefs, but you're still a bit short of finishing among Super Rugby's greats.

Rangers continue to cruise

New Plymouth Rangers' John Sigurdsson chases down a loose ball.

New Plymouth Rangers held onto their three point lead in the Western league with a big win over Massey.

Mountain Airs set to make mark with New Zealand select team

Jordan Ngatai is one of three Taranaki Mountain Airs players who travelled to China with the New Zealand men's select ...

After their best season in eight years, a host of Taranaki Mountain Airs have been selected to represent New Zealand.

Messam ruled ineligible

Liam Messam came back to the Chiefs after missing out on the Olympics sevens team, but has been ruled ineligible for the ...

Sanzaar has made the late ruling that Liam Messam can't play for the Chiefs in the playoffs.

Nan to get gold

Women's sevens rugby player Gayle Broughton thanks her nan, Patsy Broughton, for getting her to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sevens player Gayle Broughton is planning on winning gold in Rio next month and her nan will get the medal.

Plenty of winners and not many losers on finals days

The Southern colts players jump for joy after their finals win over Clifton.

Top day out at Yarrow Stadium. Bring on the next finals day.

Yellow card proves costly for Stratford

Stratford halfback Gary Old box kicks over the Southern defence in the division one final.

Yellow card proves really costly for Stratford.

Coastal win division two title in cracker of a game

Defence dominated attack in the division two final between Coastal and Patea.

The old boys can still play a bit of footy.

Southern deserve colts title after stellar season

Southern centre Keani Broughton bursts through the Clifton defence in the colts final.

It took nearly 75 minutes to achieve it but in the end the Southern continued their unbeaten season and clawed their way to a 18-10 victory over a tenacious Clifton side.

Tukapa believed they had outstanding performance in them

Tukapa midfielder Isaia Tuifua was devastating in the premier club final.

"Absolutely ecstatic, it's right up there with some of the great wins I've ever had."

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