Chiefs player denied entry to SA

Alex Nankivell of the Chiefs.

An incorrect visa date meant Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell wasn't allowed into South Africa ahead of quarterfinal.

NZ ahead of the pack

Zac Reid was among the medal winners for New Zealand early in the Youth Commonwealth Games.

The Kiwis have 14 medals in three days of competition at the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Bad starts need to be a thing of the past

Former Wellington Phoenix striker Paul Ifil is a likely starter for Wairarapa United against Team Taranaki.

Team Taranaki have to stop chasing the game.

Defending champions in ominous form

Naumai wing attack Cora van den Bos looks for support during their premier netball game against Tysons at the TSB Stadium.

Another one-sided game for Tysons.

Beaver gets nod at second-five

Stephen Donald will fill the void of Charlie Ngatai at second five-eighth for the Chiefs' quarterfinal against the Stormers.

Stephen Donald to start in place of injured Charlie Ngatai in Chiefs' quarterfinal against Stormers.

Jordie's got a weak foot? Nah

This is how you do it older brother...

Younger Barrett shows his older brother how its done, nailing sideline conversion with his left foot.

Longchamp after Opunake Cup repeat

Longchamp's jockey Timothy Johnson salutes after winning last season's Opunake Cup.

Longchamp after New Plymouth repeat in Opunake Cup.

Stormers thankful for belting

The Chiefs were too hot to handle in the 2016 Super Rugby quarterfinals, beating the Stormers 60-21 in Cape Town.

2016 quarterfinals drubbing teaches SA side valuable lessons ahead of this weekend's Chiefs rematch.

Hammers fans will welcome England keeper

England keeper Joe Hart has been loaned to West Ham.

Hammers happy to take City's unwanted internationals.

Blues to feel the heat after Tokyo debacle

The Blues found Tokyo and the Sunwolves too hot to handle.

Hard to figure out what the Blues were up to?

Champions now top of Taranaki title list

Tukapa's Jayson Potroz ended the season as the top try scorer in the premier competition

One more title to be top Taranaki club for Tukapa.

A first for the hub

Hawera's TSB Hub sports complex will see its first international basketball game on Wednesday July 26.

 The international basketball game will be a treat for the locals.

Ngatai ankle 'not good enough'

Charlie Ngatai went down against the Brumbies.

Hobbled second-five Charlie Ngatai too much of a risk to take on plane for quarterfinal in Cape Town.

Strong show from Central

Hope Ralph had a strong tournament for the Central Districts under-18 women's team.

Central claimed a gold and a silver at the under-18 national hockey tournaments.

First sporting heroes named

Champion shearer Roger Cox is one of the first sports heroes in South Taranaki's new Sports  Hall of Fame.

Picking just three names from a flood of nominees wasn't easy, organisers of South Taranaki's new sports hall of fame said.

Oppositions combine for the good of all

Lew Kahui has been involved in the Hawera Hawks since he was 14 and now he wants to rejuvenate rugby league in the region.

In an attempt to fill a team, it's been suggested the Knights and Hawks become one.

International medals at 18

Hawera's Ashleigh Bennett, 18, at the Oceania Athletics Area Championships 2017.

She jumped overseas, and was successful.

Club members have plenty to celebrate

Division 3 club rugby final, Clifton v Southern, Tane Heketa (right) flies into Waimarie Ngeru.

After a typically well behaved bus trip Southern's Division Two team arrived at the 2017 club finals day.

Semifinalists found

Connor Oliver-Rose scored a hat-trick for FC Western in their second-round Duff Rosebowl match.

Only four teams remain in the knock-out competition.

Rugby match coached from Fiji

Tukapa celebrate winning the premier club rugby title.

A rugby coach holidaying in Fiji wasn't content to just watch his side play via Facebook live.

Chiefs' title hopes look shot

The Chiefs took down the Brumbies on Saturday night but have the gruelling job of going to Cape Town for their quarterfinal.

With such an arduous travel schedule, it would take something extraordinary for the Chiefs to claim the title.

Coastal get some consolation

Spotswood United's Ale Feaunati crashes into Coastal's David Hughes during the division one final.

Plenty of action on finals day.

Victory hard earned for defending champs

Coastal halfback Logan Crowley delivered some precision passing during the premier club final against Tukapa.

Credit where it's due, for the winners and losers.

Coach almost speechless after dramatic Tukapa win

Adrian Wyrill scores the match winning try to give Tukapa their second premier club rugby title in a row.

Dramatic end to final too much for winning coach.

Chiefs off to Cape Town video

Damian McKenzie was yet again to the fore for the Chiefs, in their win over the Brumbies in Hamilton on Saturday night.

The Chiefs face a hectic travel schedule for a quarterfinal matchup against the Stormers.

Tukapa win dramatic final in last play

Coastal captain Brett Goodin can not believe they have just lost.

Drama as final is decided in injury time.

Win then hope, for Chiefs

The Chiefs will be out to rediscover the form they displayed before Super Rugby's break, when they host the Brumbies on ...

For a better quarterfinal scenario the Chiefs need to get past the Brumbies, then cheer for the Crusaders against the Hurricanes.

Co-captaincy handed to Zac Reid

Zac Reid will co-captain the Junior Black Fins.

Leadership of national squad handed to Fitzroy junior.

Coastal must start favourites in grand final

Tukapa's Jack Cameron will mark his old representative halfback in the final.

Are Coastal the defending champions bogey team in 2017?

Chiefs keep ABs on ice

Anton Lienert-Brown has started every match for the Chiefs this Super Rugby season, but will sit out against the ...

As expected, Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane and Anton Lienert-Brown will be rested from duty on Saturday.

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