All Blacks coach Steve Hansen refuses to lunge the boot into Benji Marshall for quitting New Zealand rugby.
He's jetting here, there and everywhere and Dan Carter is not desperate to get back to work.
Playmaker Colin Slade was a key element in the Crusaders' 52-31 victory over the Cheetahs.
James Meredith has capped off an unbeaten season locally by being named Tennis Canterbury's Player of the Year.
Steve Anderton will hold two of the stronger hands in chase Saturday's $60,000 Riverton Cup with his two smart gallopers, The Glitzy One and The Solitaire.
Wingatui trainer Paul Richards had his most valuable training win when Natuzzi triumphed in the $A100,000 Pink Ribbon Cup at Caulfield last weekend.
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