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Rookie opponent's first up fight a warning for Rapira

Sam Rapira has had a good break since his unanimous points decision win over Togasilimai Letoa.

Rapira expecting ex-kickboxer to be "as tough as" when he steps back into the ring.

Ngatai missing once again video

Charlie Ngatai has again failed to overcome concussion symptoms and will miss the Chiefs' match against the Waratahs in ...

Chiefs' second five-eighth fails to overcome concussion symptoms and won't feature against the Waratahs.

Teen bowlers turned away

Jessica Farmer said her first time playing bowls was fun and she hopes to continue the sport.

"Francis Douglas was turned away at the door. We just didn't have enough gear."

There has to be a silver lining in ever expanding Super Rugby competition

The Kings and Sunwolves have failed to make a ripple, especially in South Africa, since coming into Super Rugby.

New Zealand's rugby talent should be able to benefit from expanding Super Rugby competition.

New format and new teams for invitational pennant

Mark Kennard will captain the Pirates team in the Taranaki invitational pennant competition.

Senior men's invitational pennant looks a close competition in 2016.

Coach humbled by awards

Steve McKean has received two awards for contributions to basketball this year.

"I think as you get old people start to feel sorry for you."

Moturoa sneak past Boys' High

Dommie Squatriti takes a shot against New Plymouth Boys' High School.

Wet conditions didn't dampen Moturoa's form.

Warriors need 'fundamental' fix

Simon Mannering said the Warriors aren't even thinking about the top eight right now.

"Everyone knows what we need to do, we're just not doing it," a frustrated Simon Mannering says.

Fans do Warriors proud

Only the Canberra Raiders' fans had anything to get excited about on Saturday night.

OPINION: Media pass provides new opportunity.

Sharks chew through Mustangs

The Taranaki Sharks were too strong for the Manawatu Mustangs in New Plymouth on Saturday night.

The Taranaki Sharks blitzed the Manawatu Mustangs in the NRL curtain-raiser in New Plymouth on Saturday.

NZ derbies set to boost Super Rugby video

Appearances are deceiving: At first glance it looks like the Crusaders were playing on Loftus Versfeld but it is ...

The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.

Eight goals and a clean sheet for Team Taranaki

Stephen Kibby headers the ball for Team Taranaki.

Another easy win for Team Taranaki.

Inside the Warriors' shed video

Disappointment was written all over Warriors coach Andrew McFadden's and captain Ryan Hoffman's faces after their 38-12 ...

OPINION: When your captain says there are players who aren't putting the effort in, something must change.

Leitch's season may be over

Michael Leitch has probably played his last match this year for the Chiefs.

Workhorse Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch will be sidelined for two months after breaking his thumb in the win over the Rebels.

Chiefs hit top but far from happy

The Chiefs were back in razzle dazzle form against the Rebels on Saturday night, but have high standards and want better.

There was enough to overshadow a brilliant first half against the Rebels, including a serious injury to Michael Leitch.

Give Parker a break, he's done superbly so far

Team Parker could field a rugby team and still have a few reserves.

Stop bagging Parker, he does not deserve it.

Angry Warriors coach grips axe

The dejected Warriors leave Yarrow Stadium after their heavy NRL defeat to Canberra.

"It's wearing pretty thin to be honest with you," Andrew McFadden says of the Warriors' woeful efforts.

Wet weather finally arrives for Taranaki club rugby

New Plymouth Old Boys flanker Fin Hoeata busts through the Spotswood United defence during their premier rugby match at ...

Club players had to adjust to wet weather for the first time.

Chiefs ease past Rebels video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie in action against the Rebels.

A clinical first-half display has put the Chiefs back on top of the New Zealand conference.

Raiders blitz Warriors video

Tui Lolohea charges forward for the Warriors.

The Warriors 2016 tale of woe continued in Taranaki against the Canberra Raiders.

Warriors fan delight

Warriors arrive at New Plymouth airport for tomorrows game. Issac Luke signs Mike Morrisseys Warriors flag.

"I'd wait as long it look to meet the guys but they're only here for an hour."

Chiefs look to take out frustration

The Chiefs are intent to return to happy days when they take on the Rebels this weekend.

Having had an extra week to lay idle after a loss, the Chiefs are eager to atone, in their final regular season match in Hamilton.

Earn your spot, McGrath says

Nicolas Varela returns for Team Taranaki this weekend.

"Just doing enough is not going to be good enough."

Runaway club rugby leaders insist they need to improve

New Plymouth Old Boys captain Liam McBride will lead the side against Spotswood United from first five-eighth.

."All the teams we have come up against have more than had their moments against us, so I don;t think there is that big a gulf to be honest."

History happens in Taranaki

It's been 11 years since the Warriors brought rugby league to Taranaki.

The last time the Warriors played a match in Taranaki, Stephen Fleming was still captaining the New Zealand cricket team.

Tysons continue to set the pace in premier netball

Tysons Amber Bellringer, foreground, was in devastating form in premier club netball.

Sacred Heart the latest Tysons victim in premier netball.

Rams take ugly win over Airs

Jackson Stubbins and Jamie Adams tried hard to get their teams going in Canterbury's NBL win over Taranaki.

Combined 42 points from Marcel Jones and McKenzie Moore lead Rams past Mountain Airs.

Ngatai gets Tall Blacks call-up

Taranaki Mountain Airs swingman Jordan Ngatai has been named in the Tall Blacks squad to travel to Asia in June.

When the Manawatu Jets announced they would not be fielding a team in the 2016 National Basketball League, swingman Jordan Ngatai had options of where to take his talents.

Retallick feels intensity drop

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick says there is a feeling of less pressure going into a non-derby game.

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick can feel the difference in buildup to a non-derby game in Super Rugby.

Reality check for Liverpool in Europa League final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, right, will be working out who deserves to be kept in the squad for next season after a ...

Klopp's job made tough by limp second half performance from Liverpool.

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