Sons of guns follow dads' deeds

Christopher Braithwaite, left, Oscar Evans and Jordan Halligan played together for Cashmere Technical, 25 years after their All Whites fathers won national league and Chatham Cup honours with Christchurch United.

Three young Cashmere Technical players took to the field together for the first time last weekend -- a generation after their fathers played for the All Whites.

Motukarara mud run returns

Four St Andrew's College students get to grips with the Mud Run at Motukarara Racecourse in 2014.

Secondary school students across Canterbury are again counting down the days to their favourite event of the year.

Students' skipper soars to top of standings

University loose forward and captain Sam Godwin takes the ball up in a Christchurch senior rugby match.

A change of mindset and doing the hard yards is bearing fruit for University and their captain Sam Godwin.

Proud Prebbleton man returns to Maddock's paddock

Former Canterbury and Crusaders wing Joe Maddock passes on some tips to his Prebbleton club team. He will help coach the Canterbury national provincial championship team this year.

New Canterbury backline mentor Joe Maddock says coaching his Prebbleton club in the Combined Country rugby competition was a perfect pathway to the professional coaching arena.

Slade vows Crusaders will continue to 'give our guts'

Crusaders first five-eighth Colin Slade is refusing to concede their Super Rugby playoff hopes are over.

Crusaders teeter on the edge of Super Rugby oblivion but first-five isn't giving up.

Riach urges Crusaders assistant Matson to stay

Crusaders boss Hamish Riach has met with Tabai Matson, who is considering a move to the Blues.

Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach is prepared to play a waiting game with Tabai Matson.

Brown, Pitman say 'no' to Canty United job

No clear-cut favourite emerging in search for Canterbury United's new football coach.

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

Sucre upsets at Riccarton as trainer takes aim at ducks

Sean Bellew picked up a winning double including the Listed Great Easter Stakes while he was duck shooting.

One would hope Sean Bellew was keeping an eye on the Riccarton results from his mai mai.

Tactix fightback quelled by tenacious Mystics

Northern Mystics' Serena Gurthrie is put under pressure by Tactix midcourter Erikana Pedersen in Auckland.

The Mainland Tactix were shut down at the hands of New Zealand's trans-Tasman league leaders the Northern Mystics, losing 61-53 after an inconsistent performance in Auckland. 

Hughes' planning Trentham raid with Riccarton winners

Trainer Kevin Hughes celebrates his and wife Pam's double at Riccarton on Saturday.

Kevin and Pam Hughes are planning to unleash two smart prospects on Trentham later this month.

Walsh, Bradley show way with winning trebles

David Walsh salutes the judge after winning the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes aboard Peach Cove.

Senior jockey's David Walsh and Darryl Bradley's experience proved vital when both picked up winning trebles at Riccarton.

Matt and Mandy Brown filly shows her true colours

David Walsh and Peach Cove notch up a stunning win in the Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes at Riccarton.

The ladies in the red and black colours of the Matt and Mandy Brown✓ stable could be some force next spring.

Rams face pivotal road trip after Rangers' loss

Canterbury's Jermaine Taylor shoots over Super City Rangers defender Reuben Te Rangi on Saturday night.

Pivotal road trip awaits Canterbury Rams after 86-76 loss to Super City Rangers on Saturday night.

Dan Carter prepares for emotional farewell

Crusaders second five-eighth Dan Carter is hit in a big tackle by Hurricanes opposite Ma'a Nonu in Wellington.

Don’t gamble on him being a blubbering mess but maybe, just maybe, Dan Carter will shed a fat tear on Friday night.

Barrett injury clouds Canes win video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett is tackled by Crusaders counterpart Colin Slade in their match on Saturday at Wellington Regional Stadium.

All Blacks first-five "sandwiched" in a Crusaders tackle likely to miss the Hurricanes' next match.

Cash N Flow picks up bitter sweet 2-year old win for All Stars stable

Winning drive: Tim Williams drives Have Faith In Me to win the Sires Stakes final on cup day.  Photo: Getty Images

It was not the 2–year old race the All Stars stable were hoping to win this weekend, but it was a reasonable consolation

Jess Moulds keen to stick around at Tactix

Defender Jess Moulds has been a bright spot for the Tactix amid the doom and gloom this season.

Mainland Tactix standout defender eager to be a part of the trans-Tasman netball league team's plans moving forward.

Fiery Franks boys like to slug it out

Ben (left) and Owen Franks will both start at tighthead prop when the Hurricanes host the Crusaders in Wellington on Saturday night.

All Blacks props are great mates, but the bloodlines and friendships mean nothing when they start swinging at each other.

Crusaders wary of Hurricanes' magic

David Havili, left, has been plucked out of the Crusaders' wider training group to play on the right wing this season.

Suffocate the Hurricanes backs and that berth on Super Rugby’s death row can remain empty.

Time running out for Dagg to make World Cup squad

Injuries and a delayed return to Super Rugby have limited Israel Dagg to just five starts for the Crusaders this year.

Israel Dagg must hope the Crusaders can cause chaos against the Hurricanes.

Four Kiwi drivers set to race in Belgium

Earl Bamber will be one of four Kiwi drivers racing in Belgium this weekend.

Four young Kiwi drivers will compete in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the beautiful Ardennes countryside at Spa-Francorchamps. 

Majestic Time chasing win at Addington to secure Jewels berth

Newslink ID: 624441891 Successful pair: Ken Barron will drive Majestic Time at Addington on Friday night. 
Photo: NZPA

Michael Ward is chasing stake money but lining his pockets is not the motivation.

Wyatt Crockett to bring up 150th Crusaders appearance

Wyatt Crockett, pictured in a tackling drill with defence coach Tabai Matson, will make his 150th appearance for the Crusaders on Saturday night.

Loosehead prop to reach milestone for Crusaders when they meet the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday night.

Maddock named as Canterbury assistant coach

Joe Maddock, pictured playing for Prebbleton last season, has been appointed as Canterbury's assistant coach.

Former NZ Maori, Crusaders and Canterbury outside back appointed as an assistant coach with the Canterbury rugby team.

Canterbury Rams rookie scores scholarship in US

Sam Timmins has signed for the prestigious University of Washington college basketball team in Seattle.

Canterbury Rams rookie and Junior Tall Black Sam Timmins is set to join one of the top college basketball teams in the United States.

Pressure on Black Sticks women for Olympic spot

The Black Sticks celebrate Olivia Merry's goal against Australia in the final of the 2015 Hawkes Bay Cup.

Black Sticks women must get over nerves and pull off a solid qualifying campaign in June. 

St Nicholas registers first victory of the season

Juliana Naoupu, pictured playing for the Magic in the trans-Tasman league, helped Kereru to another win in Christchurch club netball on Tuesday night.

Cementing links in the shooting circle remains a work in progress for St Nicholas with the premier club side seeing their leading scorer shift her focus to stopping goals.

Rams cut Coston, hot-shot guard hired

Kyle Coston of the Rams with the ball has been cut from the Rams roster after seven matches in the NBL.

Kyle Coston's time at the Canterbury Rams has been cut short and he has been replaced by a well-credentialled American shooting guard.

Powerboat title to Hart as rival has spectacular flip

Raymond Hart driving The Boss powerboat which won the 2015 national hydroplane national championships at Lake Dunstan, near Cromwell, last weekend

Canterbury driver Raymond Hart, driving The Boss, won the national hydroplane powerboat championships at Lake Dunstan last weekend.

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