Slade seals one-point victory for Crusaders


They didn't score a try but the Crusaders snatched a rare Super Rugby away victory over the Chiefs.

Dan Carter in no hurry to get back

Dan Carter and Ernie Els

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

Nadolo looking to change Crusaders' luck

Nemani Nadolo


Nemani Nadolo has a fair idea of the diagrams and instructions in Gareth Anscombe's play book this week.

Lineout holds key for the Crusaders

Sam Whitelock


Let's see if the Crusaders are the real deal as they head to Hamilton to take on the champion Chiefs.

Taufua called in to boost Crusaders attack

Jordan Taufua


Jordan Taufua's mission is simple as he gears up to face the Chiefs in Hamilton tonight.

Boxing saved my life, says Hasim Rahman

Hasim Rahman

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Without boxing, former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman reckons he would be a dead man.

Germon nervous ahead of World Cup opener

Lee Germon

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It's been 18 years since Lee Germon played in his only World Cup but the boss of Canterbury Cricket has a big job coming up.

Canterbury Rams return halts exodus

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If the Canterbury Rams had not been revived this season, much of the region's talent would have been displaced.

Tactix turn to rookie Jane Watson

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The Tactix have decided against bringing in a replacement player for Monday night's clash with the Southern Steel.

Super Citroen for S I Targa

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A unique Citroen C2 Super 1600 rally car has landed in the South Island for Rangiora driver Marcus van Klink.

Jones prepared some talented gallopers

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Barry Jones, who trained major winners at Riccarton and Trentham from his Washdyke stable, died on Wednesday.

Keep The Courage on target for cup

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Trainer Kelvin Tyler is chasing a hometown win with Keep The Courage in the Riverton Cup today.

May has Easter Cup in sights

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Ricky May says suggestions Terror To Love is vulnerable heading into tonight's Easter Cup are off the mark.

Track team to go gold or go home in Glasgow

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There can be no confusion as to the goals of New Zealand's track cyclists at the Commonwealth Games.

New Brighton continue to dominate

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A Misi Salave try on the stroke of halftime helped carry Christchurch Metro premier club rugby champions New Brighton to a 13-0 win over Shirley at Rawhiti Domain yesterday.

Crusaders change three for Chiefs showdown

Willi Heinz

The Crusaders have made three changes and retained Willi Heinz at No 9 to face the Chiefs on Saturday.

Pitching setback ahead of hit-out

Michal Tangaroa

White Sox pitcher Michal Tangaroa has had to pull out of the Southern Cross Challenge softball tournament in Christchurch.

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.

Drifting attracts new breed of driver

New Zealand drifting star

Ask a V8 Supercar driver where he got his start on the motor racing ladder and more often than not the answer will be karts.

Marking Fowler-Reid tall order for Tactix keep

Jane Watson

Tactix goalkeep Jane Watson faces one of netball's toughest challenges - containing Southern Steel's shooting supremo.

Summerfield all class in Whangarei

Matt and Nicole Summerfield

Matt Summerfield's sizzling performance in Whangarei secured Cantabrian second place for NZ championship drivers.

Hagley Oval set for busy international summer

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Test cricket returns to Christchurch in summer for the first time in eight years while the city will also host an ODI in October.

Winning the mental battle key for Crusaders



OPINION: History won't allow the Crusaders to blame jet lag if they flop against the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Emily Rennell a pool talent on the rise

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Villa Maria College swimmer Emily Rennell has created quite the splash over the past fortnight.

Hirshfeld scoops the Loop the Lake race


Hanmer Springs runner Nick Hirshfeld won the 19th Loop the Lake event at Lake Rotoiti on Saturday.

No backlash for Aaron Smith over naked photo

Aaron Smith

No action will be taken against All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith following a naked photo of him being shared on social media.

New Zealand overpower Australia in polo

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The Canterbury-dominated New Zealand youth polo team have toppled their Australian counterparts.

Graham sneaks under mentor Smit's record

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St Andrew's College's athlete Ari Graham will be able to fire a gentle barb at training partner and leading New Zealand middle distance runner Angie Smit.

Steve Anderton pair head strong Riverton Cup

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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.

Easter Cup at Addington stuggles for numbers

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

McGregor vaults into Comm Games contention


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Canterbury gymnast Courtney McGregor reckons she might have another trick or two up her sleeve ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Fonotia in doubt; call for 'test match' mentality

Kieron Fonotia


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

Andrew Mehrtens: Let's ditch South Africa

Andrew Mehrtens

OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, Andrew Mehrtens calls for a competition without South Africa.

Natuzzi wins in Melbourne

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

Inter-club squash season underway


Squash Canterbury's interclub season begins tonight.

Moulds out for rest of season

Jessica Moulds

The Tactix have been dealt a significant blow with experienced defender Jessica Moulds sidelined for the remainder of their campaign.

Meredith takes top prize at awards

  James Meredith celebrated an unbeaten season with the Canterbury award.

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

Harris’ shirt evokes memories

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When Chris Harris sees his old, now-iconic 1992 Cricket World Cup shirt, he relives the tournament with a minute-long video is his mind.

Anton Cooper makes 'solid start' to season

Anton Cooper

Former junior world champion Anton Cooper finished fifth in the opening round of the UCI World Cup this weekend.

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.

Big boost for Crusaders ahead of Chiefs clash


The Crusaders' self-belief has received a terrific jolt ahead of Saturday night's match against the Chiefs.

Kiwi boxer stakes games claim with knockout

Christchurch boxer Bowyn Morgan has given his Commonwealth Games selection chances a major boost, winning a bronze medal at the GeeBee tournament in Finland.

Giants break Rams' hearts

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A frustrated Canterbury Rams side left Nelson knowing they did everything but consign the Giants to a rare home defeat on Saturday night.

Black Sticks' end on poor note

Rhiannon Dennison

The New Zealand women's hockey produced a disappointing finish to the six nations tournament in Hastings yesterday, losing 3-2 to China to finish fourth.

Merrick: We'll be a very exciting team next year

Ernie Merrick

Saturday's 4-1 loss to Melbourne Victory summed up the Phoenix's ultimately disappointing season.

Horror second quarter cripples Tactix


A dreadful second quarter has cost the Tactix a chance of an upset as they were beaten by the Mystics in Auckland.

Crusaders notch bonus-point Cheetahs win

Willi Heinz

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

Smith: No need for more Ko dough

Lydia Ko

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OPINION: New Zealand Golf's application for a bigger government handout for Ko the pro should spark a serious debate.

Black Stick Emily Naylor hits milestone

Emily Naylor

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Emily Naylor doesn't remember the result of her debut for the New Zealand women's hockey team 10 years ago.

Cricket privatisation seen as good in principle

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Canterbury CA welcomes a move to third-party investment, suggesting it will aid the domestic game.
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