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All Blacks veteran Andy Ellis could return to Crusaders fold sooner than expected

Losing Willi Heinz with a broken leg has left the Crusaders preparing for Super Rugby without an experienced halfback.

Motivated Cadenhead gets the job done

Oscar Cadenhead said he used a recent "issue" with Canterbury Golf as motivation for winning the 72-hole Canterbury strokeplay crown yesterday.

Matt Anderson delivers as All Stars runner backs up to win $18,000 Marlborough Cup

Second year junior driver Matt Anderson picked up the biggest win of his career when he drove Backup to victory in the $18,000 Marlborough Cup.

Veteran El Chico defies the odds yet again

Connections of grand old campaigner El Chico say there is a few more wins in him yet.

Henry Nicholls and Tim Seifert star in Presidents' XI upset win over Pakistan

Hundreds to Canterbury's Henry Nicholls and ND's Tim Seifert helped a bunch of young NZ first-class cricketers upset a World Cup hopeful.

East Shirley triumph in classic battle

East Shirley won a tight top-of-the-table tussle to leapfrog St Albans and finish the premier men's club cricket one-day competition in top spot.

Pakistan lose to President’s XI in Lincoln

Hundreds to Henry Nicholls and Tim Seifert have handed Pakistan a loss in their opening match of their New Zealand tour.

Auckland Hearts overcome Canterbury Magicians to secure one-day championship

The Auckland Hearts have taken the women's one-day championship after chasing down Canterbury Magicians with a clinical batting performance. 

Canterbury up to third in ASB Premiership after derby win over Southern United

Canterbury United move up to third place in ASB Premiership with a 3-1 win over Southern United in Dunedin.

Webb, Everett claim South Island titles

Jeremy Webb and Glenn Everett were the winners in their respective South Island Championships at Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday evening.

Golden weekend for Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan

Canterbury's Rosa Flanagan breaks record to win 3000m title, then shatters her 3000m steeplechase PB by six seconds.

Tough debut for Kaiapoi women

Kaiapoi experienced a baptism of fire in their premier women's softball debut on Saturday against the top two sides.

Will Heinz's season-ending injury opens door for Billy Guyton at the Crusaders

A season-ending leg injury to Willi Heinz propels South Canterbury oldboy Billy Guyton into the Super Rugby spotlight.

Crusaders send out SOS to Andy Ellis after Willi Heinz breaks leg

A call from the Crusaders to Andy Ellis is imminent after back-up halfback Willi Heinz broke his leg.

Crusaders halfback Willi Heinz breaks leg in pre-season loss to Highlanders

Highlanders beat Crusaders 29-26 in pre-season clash but most concern is for halfback Willi Heinz.

Countdown to Cricket World Cup begins

Preparations for next month's Cricket World Cup are under way in Christchurch, with scaffolding and stands being erected at Hagley Park.

Daniel Bothamley hoping King Montrose will kick-start season at Timaru Stakes

Daniel Bothamley's season has been one of frustration and near misses but a pick-up ride on King Montrose might be his chance to turn it all around.

Minor codes make cut in sport awards

Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon is delighted to see "smaller sports in spotlight" at the 2015 Hadlee Sports Awards.

Freak ankle injury can't hold down All Black and Crusaders lock Luke Romano

A metal plate, nine screws and a scar on his right ankle are the souvenirs of Luke Romano's last outing in a Crusaders uniform.

Injuries ravage Dragons for South Island derby against Southern United

Canterbury United have a horror injury situation on their hands ahead of tomorrow's ASB Premiership clash against Southern United in Dunedin.

Lea Tahuhu thriving under pressure

Canterbury's Lea Tahuhu hopes to terrify the opposing Auckland Heart batting line-up in Rangiora tomorrow as the Magicians chase another title.

Super Rugby dream getting closer for Waimate's Billy Guyton at Crusaders

Waimate's Billy Guyton is on the cusp of realising his rugby dream as part of the Crusaders wider training group.

Second crack for Lance Bryant in Super8 cruiserweight tourney in Christchurch

Lance Bryant is one of four confirmed boxers who will get a shot at redemption after Sky Arena opted to stick with cruiserweights for Christchurch's Super8 event in March.

Grass experiment could be just the ticket for fillies final

Cran Dalgety is the first to admit his grass experiment was unorthodox but it might just pay off.

Pitstop Diary: Christchurch driver James Munro proves he has the talent

This season's Toyota Racing Series is already regarded as having the best driving talent we have seen in its 11-year history.

Crusaders resist calling in big guns for pre-season derby clash with Highlanders

Luke Romano and Dominic Bird are the only current All Blacks required for the Crusaders' pre-season match against the Highlanders in Timaru.

Canterbury Magicians confident ahead of clash with Auckland Hearts in Rangiora

Ahead of their final against Auckland in Rangiora, the message from the senior Canterbury players is: relax, and try to enjoy it.

Highlanders and Crusaders fired up for pre-season clash in Timaru

It might be only a pre-season game, but the Highlanders and Crusaders coaches are keen to get under way in Timaru tomorrow.

Southerners big on having fun at fours

While they are not destroying their opposition on the greens in the Taranaki open fours men's bowls tournament, there is no doubting their size.

Dependable Lana delights driver Dexter Dunn

Dexter Dunn to partner Cran Dalgety-trained Delightful Lana in feature pace over at Motukarara.

She's Insatiable takes trainer Terrill Charles on 'amazing' ride

Terrill Charles doesn't know where She's Insatiable is heading but she's happy to enjoy the ride for now.

Crusaders players put fans before Fijian Super Rugby windfall

If the Crusaders players get their way the proposed a Super Rugby match in Fiji will be scrubbed.

End of the road for Canterbury as one-day clash with Otago rained off

Mother Nature had the final say on Canterbury's inconsistent domestic 50-over campaign.

Improved pitches World Cup legacy for Canterbury

Dealing with boggy playing surfaces in the middle of winter will be a thing of the past for Canterbury footballers.

Crusaders hunt for wingers begins in pre-season clash with Highlanders

Crusaders' search for Nemani Nadolo replacement starts in pre-season match clash with Highlanders.

All not lost for Canterbury cricketers, as long as they beat Otago

Canterbury's sole focus will be beating Otago rather than worrying about other playoff permutations.

Canterbury's pool of talent developing nicely

Canterbury's swimmers head to Dunedin for the regional championships with cause to be optimistic.

Late golfing great played alongside Charles

One of Canterbury's most successful golfers, Keith Foxton, died on New Year's Eve aged 87.

Clubmates' trophy feat inspires Nicholls to record score

Canterbury batsman Henry Nicholls used his Diamond Harbour-Kaituna clubmates for inspiration as he wrote himself into the domestic cricket record books.

Glendinning in sizzling form

South Canterbury's Rodger Glendinning stunned the crowd at Burnside Bowling club yesterday.

Bowers bats Papanui to success

Luke Bowers produced a batting bonanza as the Papanui Tigers resumed the Canterbury men's softball premiership with a double header clean sweep.

Teen's debut ton skittles St Albans

If Finn Loader dreamed up his perfect performance for his Sydenham debut, his imagination would have probably struggled to conjure up what he achieved.

Canadian strolls to title as youngest Wigram winner

Canadian Lance Stroll became the youngest winner of the Lady Wigram Trophy race at the opening round of the 2015 Toyota Racing Series held at Ruapuna.

Brannigan too good in downhill

National champion George Brannigan demolished the field in Cashmere yesterday to win round two of the downhill mountain bike New Zealand Cup.

Satterthwaite hits ton as Magicians secure home final

An unbeaten century by captain Amy Satterthwaite helped the Canterbury Magicians seal a home final in the women's domestic one day competition.

Christen Me in mood to plunder Australian riches

Christen Me warmed up for what could be a golden summer in Australia with an easy win on Saturday.

Henry Nicholls the key man as Canterbury secure one-day win over Wellington

Henry Nicholls century helps Canterbury to comfortable 85-run win over Wellington at the Basin Reserve.

WaiBOP United win ASB Premiership thriller against Canterbury United

A last-minute winner clinched a 4-3 come-from-behind win for WaiBOP over Canterbury United in the ASB Premiership.

Dexter Dunn at the helm as Art Union upsets his elders at Addington

Dexter Dunn aids Art Union to beat a much more experienced field at Addington over 2600m.

Hay praises rowing's youthful talent

Halberg coach of the year nominee Gary Hay has "loved" his time at the Southern regional performance centre.
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