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Speed, size and adaptability

Julian Savea

OPINION: You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.

Looking for improvement

Carl Hoeft After their first proper match during the week, Waikato are out to turn it up a notch in their pre-season game against Taranaki.

Pine Tree pleased

Sir Colin Meads Sir Colin Meads, widely regarded as NZ's greatest ever player, will finally get recognition from international rugby's governing body.

Tigers face major hurdle

rugby league generic Hamilton City Tigers have to win where no opposition team has managed to this year to keep their title hopes alive.

Fullback dilemma for All Blacks

Steve Hansen His best fullback option, or his best fallback option? It's a question Steve Hansen will be pondering a lot.

'Time to chill out and reflect'

Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam There was no victory parade for the Chiefs, but that didn't stop them raising a glass to another hard-fought season.

Smith may take a year off

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.

Chiefs call for fair shake

Brumbies have improved: Smith

Magic re-sign Tairi and Rasmussen

Grace Rasmussen After losing out on bringing Laura Langman back to the franchise, the Magic have re-signed Courtney Tairi and Grace Rasmussen.

Magic squad shapes up

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic squad has a settled look about it and is quickly taking shape for 2015.

Magic look for one more week

Tairi loving being back in finals

Forsyth enjoying the Magic ride

Margaret Forsyth knows there's some sacrifices in order to steer the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic to a trans-Tasman league title.

Knights retain 10 contracts

cricket ball Few changes for Northern Districts squad as cricket association keeps its best for upcoming season.

Knights confirm Brownlie signing

Australian-born batsman sets sights on Black Caps recall as he accepts new challenge at ND.

Grant Bradburn named Scotland coach

Dynamic duo aiming for capital rewards

Scott Kuggeleijn ND's cricketer of the year

Scott Kuggeleijn capped his return season with Northern Districts when named their cricketer of the year.

Sevens heaven

hghs Hamilton Girls' High School have the best secondary schools sevens team on the planet.

No expense spared

Hamilton schools are spending huge amounts of money on sporting facilities and programmes.

Allen off to Hamburg

Chiefs Cup all go

Marshall on his way to China

If Hamilton Boys High School has its own arm wrestling champs, Jordan Marshall would be the likely favourite.

Face off in shield final

rugby ball generic Waikato's premier club rugby championship has only been won by the top seed once in the last five years and this week that will become once in the last six years.

United facing the drop from top flight

Relegation looms large for Ngaruawahia United unless they can miraculously find late season form like they did last year.

Wanderers down a man in deadlock

Melville Utd head cup charge

Finalists set for hockey competition

The finalists have been set for the Waikato premier hockey season after dramatic men's semifinals, and more straight forward women's semifinals on Saturday.

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