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Timaru Boys' get the better of traditional rivals

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Timaru Boys' High School dominated the 131st annual winter sports exchange with Waitaki Boys High School.

Change made at hooker for West Coast raid

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South Canterbury coach all-but sticking by the team that delivered a win in the opening round of the Heartland Championship.

Skaters relish challenge of 100km race

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South Canterbury speed skaters are taking on a serious challenge with the first ever 100km race in New Zealand.

Timaru Boys’ High notch twin rugby wins

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TBHS has double success at South Canterbury Rugby Union's finals day taking out under-16 and 18 comps with convincing wins.

Fencing club on the advance

A low-profile Timaru Swords Club starts to gain some success as several young fencers have joined the club.

Timaru trounce long-time rivals Waitaki 48-8

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A superb first half saw TBHS 1st XV demolish their Waitaki counterparts 48-8 in their annual interschool match.

Sam Horgan holds off Vink to take tour title

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Christchurch's Sam Horgan took out Cycling Timaru's two-day tour by a minute from fellow Cantabrian Michael Vink.

Old Boys keep clean slate in premier decider

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Old Boys have completed an undefeated season with a 35-24 win over Roncalli A in the South Canterbury premier netball final.

TBHS looking for fifth consecutive win

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Timaru Boys' High School First XV start as favourites in their traditional fixture against their Waitaki counterparts today.

Old Boys one win away from a perfect season

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Old Boys have one last hurdle in their quest for the perfect South Canterbury netball season when they face Roncalli A in the premier final.

Galbraith, Bracefield drive off with NZ rally title

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Timaru rally driver Darren Galbraith is rapt to have taken out the 4-wheel drive Rally Challenge class of the New Zealand Rally Championships.

Speed skater Nicole Begg second overall in China

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Timaru speed skater surprises herself to claim second overall in the Lishui International bank track competition in China.

Water skiing Gibson brothers off to Florida

Cody Gibson

When it comes to water skiing Timaru's Gibson brothers are hard to beat and they want to keep it that way.

NZ Football boss Andy Martin making his mark

Andy Martin

Andy Martin says there is some hope that Oceania will be granted direct entry into the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Robson: Smoothing path for SBW is smart play

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TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion Post

OPINION: SBW's special exemption for the All Blacks end of year tour was a smart and pragmatic play by Steve Hansen.

Mehrtens: Simple football with ruthless intent

Brodie Retallick

ANDREW MEHRTENS - Stuff

OPINION: How wrong was I when I predicted the Wallabies would be an even bigger threat in Bledisloe II?

Serbia slam dunk does Tall Blacks coach proud

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Stoic old Serb Nenad Vucinic felt a tingle down his spine as the Tall Blacks upset his native country.

Hampstead claim title in close encounter

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Hampstead had a come-from-behind win over St Andrews to claim the South Canterbury women's hockey title.

Wakanui's fourth win a heartbreaker

Wakanui Black secured their fourth straight South Canterbury men's hockey title with a 4-0 win over Northern Hearts.

North Otago eat humble pie in Heartland upset

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Buller pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Heartland Rugby history by beating North Otago 17-9 in Westport.

Roncalli beaten in bowl final

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Roncalli College sank to a 28-5 loss to Christ's College in the Press Bowl final.

Hearts canter into cup final

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Northern Hearts cruised into their 22nd consecutive South Canterbury Cup football final with a 6-0 win over Timaru City

Top all-round performance from South Canty

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South Canterbury made the perfect start to their Heartland campaign with a 31-18 win over Wanganui.

South Canterbury neighbours shape up best

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The Heartland Championship kicks off today with Meads Cup champions Mid-Canterbury hot favourites to retain their crown.

Location, not cash, SC's loan player headache

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The South Canterbury Rugby Union is happy to fund loan players on a case-by-case basis but the problem is location not money, according to chairman Brent Isbister.

Northern Hearts step up for Wakanui Black

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Northern Hearts are determined to make familiar foes Wakanui Black fight for their fourth straight South Canterbury Men's hockey title.

Six straight looms but Saints face a battle

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It has not been the most conventional road to the final for the St Andrews women's hockey team but the end always justifies the means.

Tom Walsh wins silver at Diamond League event

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New Zealand's Tom Walsh backs up his Glasgow Games silver medal with another second place.

Mid Canterbury tipped again in Heartland comp

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The Heartland Championship kicks off tomorrow with Meads Cup champions Mid Canterbury hot favourites to retain their crown.

Form sides poised for Cup final showdown

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Northern Hearts and Mountainview FC look poised to make the South Canterbury Cup football final if the semifinals go to form at Sir Basil Arthur Park.

Tough opponents for South Canterbury first-up

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South Canterbury will start their Heartland Championship campaign with a huge hurdle in the form of Wanganui, in Timaru tomorrow.

Birchfield: NRC concepts a potential winner

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DANIEL BIRCHFIELD - The Timaru Herald

OPINION: Australia hasn't had a meaningful domestic rugby competition for several years, but that's all about to change.

15-carat gold, Roncalli College-style

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Rugby statisticians will be impressed by the numbers the Roncalli under 14 and half side have managed to produce so far this season.

Powerful performance puts Jeff Best on top

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Jeff Best took out Cycling Timaru's 70km McDonald Cup race with a powerful performance.

Roncalli A to face Old Boys after gutsy effort

Laura Dorgan

Roncalli A stepped out of the shadows, while Old Boys will shoot for the perfect season when the two teams meet in the final.

Boxing novice Leah Scott wins her first bout

Leah Scott

Teenager Leah Scott took up boxing to get fit but has discovered she is more than handy in the ring.

No money and no loan players for South Canty

Chester Scott

The Heartland Championship kicks off on Saturday but the South Canterbury side is still to secure its loan players.

Timaru marksmen hit their target

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The Timaru Clay Target Club have won back the Bodkin Shield after a 43-year drought.

Imms' shooting trio just too good

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The Geraldine Town and Country Club proved too strong in taking out the Geraldine Temuka Indoor Bowls Association triples crown.

Clay shooters break drought with shield

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Timaru Clay Target Club wins back the Bodkin Shield after 43-year drought.

SC on track for new season

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South Canterbury bounced back in their final pre-season hitout with a good eight-try 52-30 win over Marlborough.

TBHS no match for CBHS

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Timaru Boys' High School put in a brave effort in their Crusaders Region School's Championship semifinal.

Stroke battles to find finalists

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Wakanui Black will play Northern Hearts in the South Canterbury men's hockey final after both teams came from behind to win.

Hearts-stopping finish ousts champions

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Northern Hearts knocked defending champions Pleasant Point out of the South Canterbury Football Cup competition after a dramatic match that went to sudden death penalties.

Hansen admits All Blacks 'gutted' to miss win

Richie McCaw

All Blacks left feeling "hollow" and "gutted" after limp end to winning streak. | Match report

Strang: Duco shouldn’t rush Joseph Parker

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BEN STRANG - Waikato Times

OPINION: If this young Kiwi boxer is the real deal, we can expect plenty of success over a lengthy career. If he is managed the right way.

Young South Canterbury pair show their class

Jack Ford and Holly Edmondston

Regions ability to produce world class cyclists proven again with two top efforts at UCI Juniors Track World Champs in Korea.

Huge amount at stake for Bledisloe battle

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Reshuffled ABs can make history tonight in Sydney and could go a long way to consigning a great rival to history in the process.

Dane Coles fizzing for Bledisloe Cup debut

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Dane Coles is advancing so fast it's easy to forget that tonight will be his first start in a Bledisloe test.

Timaru youth finds his feet at Auckland Grammar

Matt McKenzie

A shift north on a scholarship to powerhouse Auckland Grammar has seen Matt McKenzie become a regular starter in their 1st XV.
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