He sidestepped the Chiefs, figuratively and literally - and now Henry Speight is on the cusp of becoming a Wallaby.
A year off from his coaching duties at the Chiefs is an option assistant coach Wayne Smith might be contemplating, but not necessarily to rejoin the All Blacks.
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic squad has a settled look about it and is quickly taking shape for 2015.
Former Black Cap and Northern Districts coach Grant Bradburn has been named head coach of Scotland's national cricket team.
Hamilton schools are spending huge amounts of money on sporting facilities and programmes.
Relegation looms large for Ngaruawahia United unless they can miraculously find late season form like they did last year.
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