Umaga names five Steelers debutants

Jared Page scored 33 points in his Counties Manukau debut against Thames Valley last year.

3:59 PM  Five players will make their Counties Manukau debuts in the side's first pre-season hit out of the year against Taranaki in Otorohanga on Saturday.

Brady makes mark with Chiefs franchise

Matamata College first XV captain Ben Brady was involved in the Chiefs U18 development camp during the school holidays.

3:41 PM  Spending five days within the Chiefs camp was an "intense" experience for rugby player Ben Brady.

Downs wants Muay Thai world title

Downs knows her punch is her weapon, but more will be needed against the worlds best.

3:24 PM  Having conquered New Zealand five times, Hamilton Muay Thai fighter Melody Downs is heading to the world championships with a bigger title on her mind.

Smith appeal to finally be heard

Black Ferns coach Greg Smith is set to finally have his appeal against his 14-week coaching ban heard.

Greg Smith will next week be appealing his ban, despite having already served half of it.

Winning start continues


University's huge win lifts them to the top on goal difference.

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