'It proves anything can happen'

Tony Bennett is on top of the world after his beloved Leicester City football team won the English Premier League.

Leicester City's chances were "like Paul Henry becoming the Prime Minister or Fiji winning the rugby world cup", fan says.

Several question marks for Chiefs

Seta Tamanivalu is one of several Chiefs in doubt for their local derby against the Highlanders in Hamilton on Saturday ...

Wait-and-see approach on injuries this week ahead of Saturday night's big clash in Hamilton.

McKenzie re-signs with Chiefs

Damian McKenzie has re-signed with the Chiefs for the next two years.

Lure of playing first five-eighth not enough to lure Damian McKenzie from his home at the Chiefs.

Still champion

Brad Still took the victory over Jacob Cranston in heat four in Hawke's Bay.

Brad Still has secured his WPKA Goldstar rotax max light title for the third year in a row.

Giants heading into another tough double-header

Giants coach Tim Fanning expects his players to build on Saturday's impressive win over Canterbury for this weekend's ...

The Nelson Giants have the benefit of some healthy head space to empower them as they contemplate another grueling road trip this weekend.

Masters score 21 in strong outing

A late goal from Jimmy Fastier was enough for Northern Raptors to snatch a draw against New Plymouth Boys' High School.

Northern Masters have stamped their authority on the Taranaki men's championship hockey grade.

Eltham see red as FC Western claim top spot

Matt Sanger scored the opening goal as FC Western beat Eltham 2-1.

In a battle of the unbeaten, it was FC Western who triumphed with a 2-1 win away to Eltham.

Dragons soar above Hawks

Bell Block Marist Dragons were able to fight off a strong comeback effort against the Hawera Hawks.

The Bell Block Marist Dragons toppled the Hawera Hawks while the Coastal Cobras put 72 points on the Western Suburbs Tigers.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Adams fires Rams past frustrated Mountain Airs

Jamie Adams provided 12 points off the bench in the Canterbury Rams' win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs in New Plymouth.

Canterbury Rams' back-up point guard Jamie Adams defines the term spark off the bench.

Boshier thrown in the deep end for the Chiefs

Lachlan Boshier got his first taste of Super Rugby against the Sharks.

Boshier grateful he could make his debut in Taranaki.

Rugby not so super for Taranaki fans

The stands were hardly full at Yarrow Stadium on Friday night.

Chiefs fans just didn't buy into their match against the Sharks.

Two man advantage not enough for Spotswood United

Spotswood United wing David Philander scores despite the best efforts of Southern's Kent Myers and Jon Smyth during ...

Southern survive late comeback from Spotswood United.

Team Taranaki go three points clear

Nathan Hill put in a man of the match performance in Team Taranaki's 5-1 win over Red Sox Manawatu

Dominating from the opening whistle, Team Taranaki were too strong for Red Sox Manawatu.

Taranaki golfing prodigy

Kingston Taylor-Voyle shows off his putting technique post his match game at Manukorihi Golf Club on Saturday.

He might only be eight, but this Taranaki youngster is already a golfing star in the making.

Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

Saints power past Airs

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili drives to the rim in his side's win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs on Friday night.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs proved no match for the Wellington Saints on Friday night.

Team Taranaki coach looking for more from his experienced players

Brad Hickling returns for Team Taranaki for their away trip to Palmerston North.

Team Taranaki take their familiar trip south on Saturday.

Spotswood United bolstered by return of Chiefs wing

Wing Latu Vaeno has been released by the Chiefs to play for Spotswood United against Southern in Taranaki premier club rugby.

Spotswood United and Southern want to play wide games when they meet.

Rennie: We're bloody angry

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd prior to their match on Saturday night, which finished in ...

Chiefs coach hits out at new footage that has emerged from the scrum drama from last week.

Old Boys open with an 18-point win

New Plymouth Old Boys beat Sacred Heart Girls' College Senior A by 18 goals in the opening game of the Taranaki premier ...

A high first half turnover count didn't cost New Plymouth Old Boys, who took early points in the Taranaki premier netball season

Chiefs assistant laughs off accusations as 'horse shit'

Chiefs assistant coach Neil Barnes was not happy about continued accusations against the Super Rugby leaders.

Chiefs assistant coach Neil Barnes labelled accusations that they deliberately manipulated scrum rules against the Hurricanes as 'horse shit' as the controversy found a new gear on Thursday.

League-leading defences to clash in Wellington

Taranaki Mountain Airs swingman Marcus Johnson will play a key part in their matches this weekend.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs might be the league leaders in defence, but they'll need their scoring this weekend.

Graham the new breed of front rower

Mitchell Graham is becoming an important part of the Chiefs side, and will be in familiar surroundings against the ...

The Chiefs man is not your typical prop from days gone by.

Punch could have been really costly for Spurs midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli was charged with violent conduct after he allegedly punched West Brom's Claudio Yacob.

Foul play takes a little shine off some of the Premier League stars.

All set for a podium finish

New Plymouth's Libby Houghton and Tauranga's Ella Akkerman are heading to the under-17 beach volleyball Asian ...

"You can't do it part time at this level."

2016 Chiefs statistically great

Damian McKenzie scores one of the Chiefs' 43 tries so far this season, a mark that has them on track to be historically ...

They've scored three more tries than last season in half as many games, but just how good are they, really?

Chiefs deny scrum skullduggery video

Prop Siate Tokolahi is assisted off the field in the match against the Hurricanes on Saturday night, which is the moment ...

Dave Rennie says the injury to Siate Tokolahi, which caused uncontested scrums, was genuine.

White wins in disappointing field

Hawera's Tim White won the 2016 South Taranaki Golf Championships.

A disappointing turnout has marred what use to be a highlight on the Taranaki golfing calendar

Snook: The Chiefs' big boys need to step forward

Taranaki's Seta Tamanivalu will be hoping to cross the line in front of his home fans when the Chiefs take on the Sharks ...

Opinion: To win a championship or, for that matter, any game in Super Rugby, the big boys need to step forward. It is a constant grind which cannot falter.

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