Success could be the Hurricanes' biggest Super Rugby enemy.
Stuff brings you all the Super Rugby squads, fixtures, prospects and players to watch, from a Kiwi perspective.
History suggests New Zealand's Super Rugby challenge won't be compromised by the Lions visit, writes Marc Hinton.
Sale's Auckland-born wing Denny Solomona tipped for a place on British and Irish Lions' tour.
Who ate all the pies? Sutton United's backup goalkeeper. And punters cashed in.
Bayern Munich coach will donate $7400 to charity after making an obscene gesture to Hertha Berlin fans.
Kiwi Jackson Garden-Bachop to debut for Rebels against Blues, but league convert Marika Koroibete ruled out.
Matt Allwood's keen eyesight alerts rescuers to a man struggling in the surf at an Auckland beach.
The troubled Australian swimming great says he will seek help for mental issues.
Big prices for select bunch but slow going at yearling sales.
Manchester United skipper still struggling with a muscle injury.
Derrick Lewis looked in pain when interviewed after his UFC bout. But it wasn't the kicks to the body that were the cause.
Sutton United fan strips to his underwear and invades the pitch during match against Arsenal.
Wanganui fined for player under-aged player in their women's sevens team.
OPINION: When fans start believing they are bigger than the game, it is time to give them a blunt message.
Kiwi Ferrari Junior Marcus Armstrong to drive in two series in 2017.
After NZ women's captain hits out, Andy Martin says national body not financially equipped to fully fund programme for "potential international athletes".
An inquiry into alleged race fixing in harness racing has led to much speculation in the industry.
After a breakthrough 2016, Wallabies outside back Dane Haylett-Petty has committed his future to the Force
Western Sydney Wanderers fans' group defiant over offensive banner.
It's been a tough week for rugby. Blues coach Tana Umaga says players can't let pride stand in the way of asking for help.
OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.
Southern United midfielder Andrew Ridden thinks overseas players have raised the standard of the national football league
Southern United's Andrew Ridden thinks that overseas players have improved the quality of the Stirling Sports Premiership.
Team boss Christian Horner confident Renault's engine will be competitive.
Black Cap was ready to call it a night, before being picked in IPL auction.
Two-year-old stablemates set to clash in Group I Diamond Stakes.
Kiwi footballers are set to catch a break this winter season with a host of new FIFA laws.
The Crusaders recorded a profit of just $2000 last year. Now they have reduced some ticket prices. Yes you read that right.
If you want to churn out a millionaire fast bowler, turn to coach Jono Boult - the older brother of Trent.
Some of the world's leading track athletes fired shots of a different kind in the hills of Marlborough on Tuesday.
Blues missing several All Blacks for season opener against the Rebels in Melbourne.
Sir John Kirwan believes we need to start talking more openly to help those with mental illness
Kiwi Olympic star launches her world champs build-up by taking pole vault to the people in her home city.
Fetlock strain ends exciting mare's season.
Stuff rugby writers pick their team on the rise, team on the slide, four semifinalists and 2017 champion.
Mark Reason: After the death of Dan Vickerman the cult of silence is killing too many of our young men
OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.
Victoria Lind's impressive career is coming to a close after 116 matches as captain for the Auckland Hearts.
Frustrated Michael Walker on the sidelines indefinitely as specialists struggle to diagnose back issue
Kiwi jockey breaks down in tears of frustration with no answers to back pain.
"A new pair of jeans" is top of Black Cap's shopping list after landmark IPL auction.
All-Star centre ends tumultous six-year stay with Sacramento Kings.
OPINION: Questions need to be raised on both the boxing culture, and how boxing is handled in the media, writes Anne McKenzie.
In between running the country, US president makes time for 18 holes with Rory McIlroy.
Why would you surf when you can paddleboard?
Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg retires from international football after lack of support from national body
Captain Abby Erceg hits out at NZ Football over lack of support as she steps down from national duties.
Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.
Westbrook and Durant played just 81 seconds of All Star basketball together. It was enough.
Walcott scores his 100th goal for Arsenal to end minor league club's fairytale.
Dugout vacuuming, halftime beer drinking and a pie on the bench are all in a day's work against Arsenal.
Who plays for the Black Caps will again notably affect ND's Plunket Shield side.
Long journey from criminal to party animal to the best golfer in the world.