Malaysia's three-point show sinks HoopNation

Local lad Emmerson Potts-Broughton was a crowd favourite when HoopNation took on Malaysia in Hawera.

Malaysia were on fire from deep against HoopNation in Hawera.

AB's props inspire Gawler

Chris Gawler got a taste of NPC rugby last season for Canterbury and is hungry for more.

All Blacks bookends providing loosehead lessons for promising Canterbury prop Chris Gawler.

The Chiefs' Mr Indispensable

Mitchell Brown has become so important to the Chiefs that he's keeping some big names sidelined.

Mitchell Brown has gone from Taranaki tyro to commanding a starting spot at the Chiefs, and he's now eyeing up his biggest game yet.

Semifinal hopes still alive for Francis Douglas

Francis Douglas Memorial College's Jacob Kneepkens splits the St John's College defence.

Kneepkens scores hat-trick for Francis Douglas.

Chiefs confident in travel plan

Aaron Cruden and his Chiefs side have got very used to the sight of buses and planes lately and are determined to ...

Needing to combat a hectic schedule, the Chiefs have gone right down to the nitty-gritty details.

The last four are the best four

The Crusaders know how to work collectively to shut down opposition.

Crusaders should meet the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby final.

Powerful Taranaki bowls squad named

Dean Elgar has been named in the Taranaki bowls squad to face North Harbour.

Dean Elgar included in Taranaki squad.

Horse racing 'like a drug'

From left, Tony Furness and Starossa, and Big Ben and Olivia Duffy are hoping for more wins to feed their addiction.

You've got to have a lot of patience and passion though.

Happy trails for Taranaki mountain bikers

$120,000 was spent on three new trails at Mangamahoe mountain bike park.

Mountain biking just got a whole lot more fun in Taranaki...

Boys' High upset Rangers

Boys' High claimed three valuable points against Rangers. (file photo)

Eltham extend their claim to second place while Moturoa continue to cruise.

Airs set to showcase youth

Brad Anderson (left) and Thane O'Leary will be part of the Mountain Airs squad to take on Malaysia.

A young Taranaki side will take on Malaysia this Thursday.

Sleep tight, tight five

The Chiefs were below their best but it was enough.

Below their best but through, jetlagged Chiefs forwards face a mighty battle against Crusaders.

Valuable win for Team Taranaki

Wairarapa United's Paul Ifill misses the ball as Team Taranaki's Dom Squatriti looks to make contact with it.

There were plenty of goals and cards to both sides during the match.

Defending champ does business in Opunake Cup

Jockey Johnathan Parkes aboard Longchamp wins the Opunake Cup for the second successive year.

Longchamp digs in deep to make it back-to-back Opunake Cups.

Rosewood blooms on favourite track

Apprentice jockey Rebecca Goldsbury had a good day at New Plymouth winning on Rosewood and Lectio Divinia.

Filly goes three from three on her favourite track.

Horse chiropractor visit pays off for Katie McKeen

Katie McKeen broiught up win No 10.

New Plymouth trainer delighted with win.

Chiefs weather the Stormers video

Shaun Stevenson goes in for the match-clinching try as the Chiefs edged past the Stormers in their quarterfinal in Cape Town.

Aaron Cruden delivers cut out pass to sink the Stormers in final minutes of man-of-the-match performance.

Art Deco medium of solid support

Art Deco's main goal in this campaign is Sunday's rescheduled Opunake Cup.

Rescheduled Opunake Cup draws field full of chances with Art Deco punters' elect.

Chiefs not focused on farewells

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says the team aren't focusing on rallying together to try and send the departees out on a high.

Any game now could be the last for several stalwarts, but the Chiefs aren't using departures as motivation.

Chiefs player denied SA entry

Alex Nankivell of the Chiefs.

Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell denied entry to South Africa owing to a visa expiry date error.

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.

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