New Tactix coach wants gig full-time

New Tactix netball coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek instructs her players at training on Friday.

 Tactix try to put a tumultuous week behind them against Stars on Sunday.

CBHS will be the team to beat in this season's UC Championship

Christchurch Boys' High will be the team to beat in this season's UC Championship.

The first round of the UC Championship will kick off this weekend, with Christchurch Boys' High School tipped to be the side to beat.

Time for Blues to get busy

If Sonny Bill Williams fires against the Brumbies, it might just spark the Blues to a victory in Canberra. The Blues ...

Opinion: Round 10 of Super Rugby looms. Richard Knowler assesses the latest comings and goings of this Sanzaar competition.

Todd to fulfil childhood dream

Matt Todd, pictured  in action against the Sunwolves in Christchurch, made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders ...

Matt Todd grew up watching the Crusaders - now he will play his 100th game for the Super Rugby team.

Milestone for departing Highlander

Patrick Osborne will leave New Zealand for Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.

In his final season with the team, winger Patrick Osborne will play his 50th game for the Highlanders on Friday night.

Rams sign reinforcments

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore will arrive back in Christchurch next week.

Last year's league MVP McKenzie Moore is one of two players set to boost the Canterbury Rams.

Leydon all set for World Champs

Bradley Leydon with Prime Minister Bill English following his win at the Maadi Cup in March.

Former Arrowtown School pupil Bradley Leydon has only been rowing for just over three year's but is already a national champ and heading to the World's.

Highlanders bracing for backlash

Highlanders coach Tony Brown is bracing for a backlash on Friday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes a 33-point loss to the Crusaders makes the Stormers more dangerous.

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Jones stars as Rams rebound

Marcel Jones scored 39 points for the Canterbury Rams in their 17-point win over the Bay Hawks.

Thirty-nine points from Marcel Jones led the Canterbury Rams back to the winner's circle.

Bays beaten in Nelson

Goal mouth action as Nelson Suburbs goalkeeper Corey Wilson stretches to clutch a cross with a Ferrymead Bays forward ...

No change at top of Mainland Premier Football League after Ferrymead Bays stumble in Nelson.

Cheetah hunting for Crusaders

Scott Robertson, right, arrives to provide assistance to All Blacks team-mate Simon Maling during the test against the ...

Scott Robertson was on the spot when a Springboks supporter attacked the ref in Durban in 2002.

Tactix in strife

Netball Mainland board chairwoman Anne Marett says the retention and recruitment of players at the top level is a ...

There's no shortage of issues for the Tactix. Solutions must be found says Netball Mainland chairwoman.

Hawkins wasn't pushed - Tactix boss

Sue Hawkins's tenure as Tactix coach is over.

After five losses, Mainland Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has stepped aside for the good of the team.

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Oceania silverware for Growcott

Matthew Growcott won the boys' under-11 title at the Oceania squash championships.

Canterbury's Matthew Growcott captures Oceania age-group squash title.

Crusaders No 10 hangs tough

Crusaders first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga slips past the tackle of Stormers wing Cheslin Kolbe during the Super Rugby ...

Back from injury, a bulked-up Richie Mo'unga has wasted no time getting back into form.

Contact Epic Centurion race to continue

Shaun Portegys of Alexandra won New Zealand's first 100 mile mountainbike race, the 160km Centurion, at Lake Hawea.

Centurion riders the heroes of the day at Contact Epic Around Lake Hawea bike ride.

Youngest ever Routeburn Classic winner

Queenstown's Jack Beaumont, 19, crosses the line in first place at the Routeburn Classic over the weekend.

Queenstown's Jack Beaumont ran his way into the record books.

White Horse Cup stays in Arrowtown

Arrowtown's Aidan Winter carries the ball during the 23-20 White Horse Cup win over Cromwell on Saturday.

Cromwell put up a valiant effort but could not secure the most sought-after prize in Central Otago rugby.

Blackadder's Bath loses semi

Todd Blackadder has narrowly failed to make a European rugby final in his first season as Bath's director of rugby.

Last-minute dropped goal costs Todd Blackadder chance to win a European trophy in first season.

Rams chasing NBL MVP Moore

Standout guard McKenzie Moore could be on his way back to the Canterbury Rams.

Standout American guard a possibility to link up with Canterbury Rams for second half of NBL season.

Coastal still lead despite draw

Cashmere Technical striker Michael White netted a hat-trick on Saturday to move within one goal of the Mainland Premier ...

 Ferrymead Bays get chance to close the MPL gap after Coastal Spirit's stalemate with Nelson.

Linwood Keas tame Tigers

Linwood Keas captain Agaese Fiso, pictured with the 2016 premiership trophy, scored two tries in a win over Papanui.

Premiers Linwood got their rugby league title defence back on track after taming Tigers.

Off to Africa for Crusaders

Crusaders wing Manasa Mataele takes to the air as he scores a try during the 57-24 win over the Stormers at AMI Stadium ...

Bloemfontein - brandy, braais and beer. Keeping focused will be key for the Crusaders.

Carlton Redcliffs keeps shield

Tom Mouldey (R), on the attack for the Canterbury Cavaliers, scored to help Carlton Redcliffs retain the Challenge ...

Honours were even in the Canterbury men's hockey feature match.

Crusaders: Five talking points

Captain Sam Whitelock, centre, positions himself behind the ruck as the Crusaders' defensive line prepares to suffocate ...

OPINION: who would have thought it, eh? The Crusaders, with eight consecutive wins, remain one of Super Rugby's hottest tickets.

Magic wallop woeful Tactix

The Mainland Tactix's woes continued on Sunday as they lost to the Waikato-BOP Magic.

The Magic beat the Tactix 61-46 in a game where the result was effectively sealed by the end of the first quarter.

Improved Shirley win again

Halfback Jack Stratton scored a double as Lincoln University remained unbeaten in Canterbury Metro club rugby.

 Shirley make it three wins from four to start Canterbury Metro club rugby season.

Another sweep for Kiwi teams

Aaron Cruden and the Chiefs were made to work hard during their gritty 16-7 win over the Force in Perth.

Hurricanes or Crusaders? Both looked the goods at the weekend, but who deserved top billing on performance alone?

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