Dagg 'gutted' at missing RWC cut video

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg pictured after winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. The Crusaders and Hawke's Bay player has missed the cut for the 2015 Rugby World Cup team.

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Unbeaten All Stars runners roll on to Breeders Crown wins

Dream About Me winning the Harness Jewels, she know how a Breeders Crown to match it.

Our Waikiki Beach and Our Dream About Me keep unbeaten records intact to win 2-year-old pacers crowns

High Gait and Speeding Spur make it two from two for Kiwis at Breeders Crown

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen got the Breeders Crown off to a winning start for the Kiwis with High Gait.

High Gait and Speeding Spur get Kiwis of to winning at Breeders Crown

Canterbury claim NHL win, draw

Black Sticks goalkeeper George Enersen made three telling saves to help the Canterbury Cavaliers win a shootout against the Southern Dogs in Christchurch after the score was locked at 2-2 at fulltime.

Three players scored on debut as the Canterbury Cats celebrated the start of the National Hockey League women's competition with a resounding 4-0 win over the Southern Storm in Christchurch on Saturday.

Canterbury sack Garden of Eden

Mitch Karpik of Auckland is tackled by Ben Funnell of Canterbury at Eden Park.

Auckland’s four-year unbeaten run at Eden Park came to an end on Saturday with a 27-21 defeat to Canterbury.

Dogs snap at Cavaliers' heels

Canterbury Cavaliers goalkeeper George Enersen is the best in the NHL, according to coach Andrew Hastie.

Canterbury keeper ready for "grudge match" with Southern in first round of National Hockey League.

Parker set for Christchurch bout

Dean Lonergan said he is 100% committed to Joseph Parker fighting in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena in April.

NZ heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker looks increasingly likely to fight in Christchurch in April.

Top Cat claims NHL best yet

Black Stick Pippa Hayward will captain the Canterbury Cats in this year's national league.

Black Stick Pippa Hayward says looming Olympics should make National Hockey League very competitive.

Moody eyes last ABs trial

Joe Moody on the charge for Canterbury in last year's NPC. The All Blacks loosehead prop has switched to the tighthead side of the scrum for Canterbury.

Canterbury front rower hoping stint at tighthead for Auckland clash will boost his versatility.

Osborne aims for ABs next year

Patrick Osborne launches an attack during Canterbury's clash with Counties Manukau.

Canterbury wing feeling relaxed ahead of World Cup squad announcement and Canterbury's visit to Auckland.

Dragons sign Guatemalan striker

Guatemala striker Juan Chang, left, in action for Wellington club Western Suburbs, has signed to play for Canterbury United in the national league.

Much-travelled striker Juan Chang has signed for Canterbury United after professional stints in his home country, Spain and the United States.

Changes for Canterbury women's rugby team

Tara Horsnell makes a run for Canterbury  against Manawatu in a women's NPC rugby match

Canterbury women’s rugby coach John Sherratt has made three changes and four positional swaps to the team to face Auckland in the national women’s championship match in Auckland on Saturday.

Hagley Oval gets rewarded

Hagley Oval will host a New Zealand test match against Australia and two one-day international against Sri Lanka this summer.

After just one international season in existence Hagley Oval has shot up NZ Cricket’s pecking order.

Cody Cat ready to purr

Andrew Carston rates Cody Cat an each way chance in the feature at Ashburton on Friday.

Eight year old Cody Cat is looking for more wins before his career out but has a tough task in Ashburton

Capital, Chch to host Aussie tests

David Warner's Australia are New Zealand bound in a jam-packed summer of cricket.

Australia's February cricket tour of New Zealand will feature tests in Wellington and Christchurch.

Bulls' silent assassin to get job done

Starting hooker Alani Kakoi is a key man in the Canterbury Bulls national premiership title defense.

Last season's mr fix it for the Canterbury Bulls Alani Kakoi is now a key man in 2015 at hooker

McIntyre back for Canterbury nine years on

Cameron McIntyre returns to the Canterbury team after last playing in 2006.

Former Crusader Cameron McIntyre will play his first game for Canterbury in nine years in the unfamiliar role of fullback.

Rangi Ruru cycling team regains Litolff Cup

The winning Rangi Ruru team (from left): Libby Vincent, Millie Mannering, Sarah McLeod, Ava Morrow.

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has re-established their position at the head of Canterbury secondary school girls cycling, winning the Litolff Cup on the course in Tai Tapu last week.

Crusaders search for new GM

Crusaders boss Hamish Riach is looking for a new general manager to oversee professional rugby in the franchise.

Crusaders going global in their search for a new off-field supremo to oversee Super Rugby franchise squad.

Petty scores semifinal berth

Angie Petty of New Zealand gets her breath after competing in the Women's 800 metres heats.

New Zealand's Angie Petty qualifies for 800m semifinals at world track and field champs.

Lincoln Uni nab club title in finals thriller

The Lincoln University netball team after winning the Christchurch Netball Centre premier grade championship in 2015.

Lincoln University celebrated a rare sporting double when their netball team matched the senior rugby side by winning Canterbury's premier club title.

Super Sunday for Ellis

All Black halfback Andy Ellis has two chances at success on Sunday.

Andy Ellis has two major moments that he hopes will be ones to savor on super Sunday

Canterbury win maiden men's title

Paul Coll capped a memorable national squash championships claiming the singles title and being part of Canterbury's teams win.

Canterbury won their first men’s national teams inter-districts squash title by the narrowest of margins in Christchurch on Tuesday.

Bird soars after NPC game-time

Big lock Dominic Bird makes a charge through the Counties Manukau defence in last Sunday's NPC game in Christchurch.

Former All Black Dominic Bird believes Canterbury's dominant set-piece can still go up another notch.

Hockey trip a hit before NHL

Sophie Cocks, pictured playing for the Black Sticks, is resting a hamstring twinge before the start of Canterbury's National Hockey League campaign.

Dobbie on record breaking spree at short course swimming nationals

Satori Dobbie was a star performer for the Jasi club at the national short course swimming championships.

Jasi swimmer Satori Dobbie three times broke New Zealand age group swimming records at the national short course championships in Auckland.

Sweet 16 no push over on rugby field

Sixteen year old Kaylee Tavendale is holding her own in the Canterbury womens forward pack.

It only took 80 minutes for Kaylee Tavendale, 16, to justify her selection in the Canterbury womens rugby team

Rangiora's basketball queens win fifth crown

Rangiora's Tyler Courtney drives around Girls High player Laken Warau in the Canterbury secondary schools basketball final won by Rangiora 66-54.

Rangiora High School's senior girls basketball team has won its fifth Canterbury schools title in a row

Secondary schools first 15 championship more competitive

22082015 News Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ. Crusaders Secondary Schools final between St Bede's College and Shirley Boys' High at Rugby Park. Bede's won 32-13. St Bede's winger, Eddie Ziolo, scored and is congratulated by his captain Declan McCormack.

The Canterbury Rugby Union is happy with the way the Crusaders secondary schools rugby competition has become increasingly competitive.

Canterbury to face Wellington

Joelle King (Waikato) beat Canterbury's Megan Craig at the national inter-districts teams event in Christchurch.

Canterbury has reached the final of the national men's inter-district squash championship where they will face Wellington.

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