Liam Napier: Hurricanes fans will refuse to believe until it is done

The Hurricanes are once again one win away from a maiden title, but breaking the drought is far from a sure thing.

Shaun Johnson becomes Warriors' golden hero in Panthers win

Shaun Johnson scored an 89th minute try as the Warriors finally won a golden-point game.

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden delighted at golden-point win

Warriors coach felt his side deserved their win in extra time against the Panthers.

Chris Boyd and John Plumtree mastermind another Hurricanes charge to final

The Hurricanes coaches have discovered the secret ingredient to take the men from the capital to the next level.

Chiefs fail to capitalise, falling to Hurricanes in Super Rugby semifinal

It was a case of missed opportunities for the Chiefs, whose season was ended in the semifinal in Wellington.

Hurricanes see off Chiefs to earn another home Super Rugby final

The Hurricanes have easily bested the Chiefs, to earn a spot in the Super Rugby final.

Fetu pulls out of South Canterbury Heartland team

Long serving South Canterbury prop Matt Fetu is a surprise omission from the Barry Matthews first Heartland squad of the season

Hurricanes skipper Dane Coles ruled out of Super Rugby semifinal

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles has lost his battle to prove his fitness for semifinal.

All Whites great Steve Sumner urges men to 'get tested' as his own cancer spreads

Steve Sumner's cancer has spread and he is encouraging more men to get checked.

American Robert Streb shoots 63 and joins Jimmy Walker in lead at PGA

Little-known American equals record for lowest score in a major at Baltusrol.

Waikato ease past King Country in the wet to hold on to the Ranfurly Shield

Wet and muddy conditions kept the contest close to start, but the holders were able to slowly rack up the points to win.

Former NZ rugby boss David Moffett says global season now 'unachievable'

Former top administrator David Moffett offers up a gloomy vision for the future of pro rugby.

Monfils beats Raonic in Toronto, Djokovic wins

Frenchman set for semi-final showdown against Novak Djokovic in Rogers Cup.

Organisers confident Rio is safe from terrorist attacks

Olympics organisers have tens of thousands of people working to keep the city secure.

Live: Black Caps v Zimbabwe - first test, day three

The Black Caps and Zimbabwe clash on day three of the first test, in Bulawayo.

What you need to know if you're going to the rugby

What you need to know if you're heading to the game at Westpac Stadium.

Four tries to Tudreu as Manawatu pick up big preseason win over Hawke's Bay

Manawatu wing Newton Tudreu plays a starring role as Manawatu beat Hawke's Bay 54-17 in a preseason match.

Chef de mission fumes at village smokers after fire in Australian building

A blaze broke out in the Australian Olympic accommodation in the early hours of the morning.

Stakes higher than Super Rugby supremacy for Beauden Barrett and Aaron Cruden

Carter's successor could be Barrett or Cruden - tonight's Super Rugby semifinals should decide.

Recap: Hurricanes v Chiefs - Super Rugby semifinal

Hurricanes dominate the Chiefs, for a Super Rugby final-clinching 25-9 victory.

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee makes PGA Championship cut after even-par second round effort

Even-par second round means Kiwi golfer will play at the weekend in latest major championship.

Barcelona football stars get involved with bubble football craze

Barcelona were the latest to adopt the strange new game, with superstar Lionel Messi making it look easy!

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

Athletes are disappointed that they won't be able to chase Pokemons around the Olympic village.

Waisake Naholo nails 50m drop goal? With no shoes on!

Highlanders flyer Waisake Naholo makes a 50m drop goal look easy and with no boots.

Black Caps up by 151 after Latham and Williamson milestones

Black Caps lead Zimbabwe by 151, ahead of day three of the test.

Super Rugby semifinals: Stuff's super rugby writers predict the outcomes

The Hurricanes, Highlanders, Chiefs and Lions are in the Super Rugby semifinals. Two will be out soon. We make our picks.

Australian rugby looks across ditch to survive drain to cashed-up Europe, Japan

ARU management have been on several informal fact-finding missions in New Zealand.

Russian weightlifters barred from Rio Olympic games

Weightlifters have joined the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympics.

Kiwi ace Hayden Paddon sixth after Rally Finland day one and determined to improve

Kiwi driver determined to make necessary improvements after "difficult day" to start latest WRC event.

Rugby's burning questions: All Black bolters, who's 10 & what to do with Savea

Our rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week, including what the All Blacks do at No 10.

Nico Rosberg fastest in German Grand Prix practice

Nico Rosberg, aiming to reclaim F1 lead at German GP, got his weekend off to a strong start.

Diego Godin strike seals ICC win for Atletico Madrid over Tottenham

​Tottenham Hotspur leave Australia winless after succumbing to an Atletico Madrid sucker punch.

Four uncapped players named in Wallabies training camp

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika reveals agents are putting players in difficult situations.

Recap: Black Caps v Zimbabwe - first test, day two

Tom Latham notched his fourth test century while Kane Williamson came up just short.

IOC looking at new gene doping test, won't be used at Rio Olympics

IOC looking at a new test for gene doping, although it won't be used at the Rio Games.

Canterbury Bulldogs hold out St George Illawarra Dragons in NRL thriller

​Canterbury deal St George Illawarra's NRL finals hopes a crushing blow with a 13-10 victory.

Australia facing tough chase as Sri Lankan spinners knock off top order

Spinners account for three Australian top order wickets to put Sri Lanka in command.

Lydia Ko sneaks above British Open cut with pair of late birdies on second day

Two late birdies help Kiwi world No 1 finish British Open second round one shot above cut-line.

Sky TV threatens court action over Rio coverage

A legal battle is brewing over how much coverage Kiwis get of the Olympic Games.

Recap: Canterbury Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons - NRL Round 21

Canterbury Bulldogs go scoreless in second half but hold on to beat Dragons.

Wallaby powerhouse Wycliff Palu retires from international rugby

The 34-year-old won 58 caps for Australia and went to 3 World Cups.

Warriors more dangerous when Tuimoala Lolohea plays says Panthers coach

Coach Anthony Griffin says the Panthers will need to pay close attention to the fullback on Saturday.

Sorry rugby but it's NRL they play in heaven, says Wests Tigers rookie Josh Aloiai

Wests Tigers' Kiwi rookie Josh Aloiai has two loves - rugby league and religion.

Parramatta Eels grant Kieran Foran release from NRL contract

Troubled Kiwis playmaker Kieran Foran has been freed from the remainder of his contract with the NRL club.

Kiwi-born Panther Sitaleki Akauola can relate to embattled West Tigers star Robbie Farah

Sitaleki Akauola calls out Tigers for "negative vibe" and says he can relate to what Farah is going through at the club.

Kiwi star Mark Hunt might quit UFC due to performance-enhancing drugs

The Kiwi fighter believes the organisation condones performance enhancing drugs and has had enough.

Former Crusader lock to miss Canterbury plate final due to mouthguard gaffe

Former 'Canes lock Ross Kennedy made a jibe over a mouthguard. Someone wasn't amused.

Jordie Barrett a star on the rise in Canterbury rugby

Youngest in talented Barrett family making his mark.

Laura Langman seeks unique achievement with Swifts in trans-Tasman league final

If her New South Wales Swifts win on Sunday, she will become the only Kiwi with two trans-Tasman league titles.

Super Rugby showdown looms as All Blacks trial for halfbacks Perenara and Kerr-Barlow

Sonny Bill Williams is guaranteed to be included in the Rugby Championship squad, but TJ Perenara should be nervous.
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