Papuni tops fight bill

Reece Papuni

Reece Papuni will headline next month's Fight for Christchurch and hopes to use the event to build his burgeoning career.

Tour rivalry something special

Ben Johnstone, left, and Lee Johnstone It will be a race within a race when father and son Lee and Ben Johnstone ride in the same Tour of Southland.

Swift rise for Drgaon

Rossi Nkoy Canterbury United's coach knew Rossi Nkoy was special when he impressed against wily veterans at the age of just 16.

See a serious bit of kit

motorsport generic Spectators will get another chance to see a Porsche 944 GTR Turbo in action at the annual Wigram Revival meeting at Ruapuna.

Chicago suits SBW return

Sonny Bill Williams Fittingly unconventional uber-quick return to All Blacks starting line-up matched by unusualness of venue.

Women boost rugby numbers

rugby ball generic Rise in female participation responsible as number of players tops 150,000 for first time since counting began.

Heartland XV named for tour

Mid Canterbury and Buller provide 11 players to the Heartland XV to tour the Cook Islands.

An evening with Robbie Deans

Canterbury ring changes

Read, Whitelock late starters

Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock Key Crusaders expected to miss first three games of Super Rugby 2015 owing to terms of All Blacks contracts.

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

All Black defends zebra hunt

Trophy hunter anger

Crusaders ready for tough times

Accuracy on attack remains a concern. Otherwise, though, after seven wins from their last eight games, the Crusaders couldn't ask for much more at this stage of the season.

Seasiders clinch top spot

New Brighton celebrated flanker Troy Mangan’s 50th senior game in style as they clinched top spot for next week’s Christchurch Metro rugby semi-finals.

Upsets in club rugby semis

Sydenham and High School Old Boys booked their place in next Sunday's Canterbury Metropolitan rugby final after semi-final upset wins today.

Seasiders, Lincoln Uni the ones to beat

Minor premier titles decided

Lincoln Uni roll towards title

Lincoln University moved a step closer to defending their Christchurch club rugby Cup title as each of the top six sides had bonus point wins today.

Madam Victoria steps up

Madam Victoria Coupland's mile hopeful Madam Victoria will make the biggest step in her blossoming career at Riccarton tomorrow.

Warne coming to Cup Day

Cricket superstar "who loves a good punt" to add some glamour to major NZ racing event, organiser says.

Ode to a horse?

Jones happier after workout

Walsh cracks O'Sullivan's record

David Walsh's lengthy quest is over.

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