'Benji needed more time'

Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen refuses to lunge the boot into Benji Marshall for quitting New Zealand rugby.

Rio the goal for sisters

Jane Nicholas Christchurch's lack of top quality white water kayaking training venues isn't holding back sisters Ella and Jane Nicholas.

Canty not ready for tests

hockey ball NZ Hockey boss says there is an urgent need for an international-class hockey facility in Christchurch.

Stars in Nicholson's eyes

Andrew Nicholson It's no coincidence Andrew Nicholson has split his two best horses between the Kentucky and Badminton events.

Lauren Boyle can get quicker

Lauren Boyle Lauren Boyle's success in the pool over the past two years has come as no surprise to coach Milton Nelms.

Carter sticks up for McCaw

Richie McCaw Dan Carter has rubbished criticism of All Blacks and Crusaders team-mate Richie McCaw.

Carter in no hurry to get back

He's jetting here, there and everywhere and Dan Carter is not desperate to get back to work.

No backlash over naked photo

Ditch South Africa from Super Rugby

Slade stars in impressive win

Colin Slade They must still be cursing Colin Slade in Bloemfontein, where he was instrumental in the Crusaders win over the Cheetahs.

Crusaders notch bonus-point win

Playmaker Colin Slade was a key element in the Crusaders' 52-31 victory over the Cheetahs.

Referee's decision puzzles Blackadder

Crusaders eye clean sweep

Fonotia in doubt after injury

Kieron Fonotia's tender hamstring is threatening to disrupt the Crusaders' new-look midfield.

Braithwaite drops bombshell

Keith Braithwaite Canterbury United are searching for a new national league coach after Keith Braithwaite's shock decision to end his five-year tenure.

Meredith takes top prize at awards

James Meredith has capped off an unbeaten season locally by being named Tennis Canterbury's Player of the Year.

Inter-club squash season underway

Harewood retain shield with convincing win

Hornets odds-on for minor premiership

The Halswell Hornets look odds-on to complete their third minor premiership in as many seasons after their 40-20 win over Papanui at Halswell Domain today. 

Anderton pair head strong Riverton Cup

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.

Natuzzi wins in Melbourne

Wingatui trainer Paul Richards had his most valuable training win when Natuzzi triumphed in the $A100,000 Pink Ribbon Cup at Caulfield last weekend.

Akaroa meeting rescheduled

A dollar a day syndicate

Easter Cup stuggles for numbers

The future of one of New Zealand's time-honoured two mile events will become doubtful if it continues to struggle to gain numbers.

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