A win away from rugby final

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews is wary of an inform King Country side they have not faced this season.

South Canterbury face a tough challenge from King Country in their Meads Cup semifinal.

Timaru ready to host bike polo video

Kelly More (right) and Mike Broadhead are getting ready for the Australasian bike polo championships.

Organisers of the Bike Polo Australasian Championship say 11 teams are coming from all over New Zealand and Australia.

Report gives rodeos the green light

Winchester Rodeo secretary Gemma Oliver competes in the second division barrel race at the 2017 event.

Winchester Rodeo is free to start off the season as the industry receives a general thumbs up from the latest report.

Paddon to put on Waimate show

World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon will be in South Canterbury for the Waimate 50.

Hayden Paddon is out to have some fun when he races the streets of Waimate.

'It's almost a full time job'

Long serving South Canterbury Heartland manager Cedric Coll (left) chats with team captain, Nick Strachan.

South Canterbury's senior rugby team manager Cedric Coll is a man for all seasons.

South Canterbury sports results

Reon Park runs in the marathon leg of the 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

A wrap of top sports stories and results submitted to the Timaru Herald over the past week.

Karton pushing for win

Timaru's Heartland Ricoh team to take on the final rounds of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series are, from left, Jeff ...

South Canterbury cyclist Chris Karton will go into the final rounds of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series on the front foot.

Reon Park second at Ironman world champs

Reon Park runs in the marathon leg of the 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Reon Park is not dwelling on a 5min penalty which hurt his chances of gold at the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii.

Good atmosphere for games

Rhys Smolenski of the Fakahokotau team playing against the Nek Minit team from Invercargill

Timaru humming for final weekend of Masters Games.

Pleasant Point dominant

Temuka's Warren Morgan is bowled by Pleasant Point's Mark Otley.

Temuka have been dominated by Pleasant Point in the opening round South Canterbury Cricket's Tweedy Cup.

South Canterbury secure home semi

About to score is South Canterbury lock Veikoso 'James' Polonaiti.

South Canterbury Heartland rugby side seals a home Meads Cup semi-final.

Swete success for siblings

Hudson, right, and Rio Swete competed at the recent NZ Mini Motocross Championships in Wellington.

Eight-year-old Hudson Swete and his younger sister, seven-year-old Rio, competed at the recent New Zealand Mini Motocross Championships.

Home semi at stake

South Canterbury have welcomed back first five Dan Dorgan, who has recovered from an achilles strain, for their crucial ...

The South Canterbury rugby side's destiny in the Heartland championship is in their own hands.

Injury doesn't halt Mackenzie snowboarder

Zak Baikie won the under-16 snowboarding event overall at the Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals at Cardrona.

Zak Baikie rides his way to national title after overcoming injury which put him out of action for 10 months.

Stadium renamed in honour of centurion

Matt Fetu drove into Alpine Energy Stadium on Tuesday night only to find it has been renamed in his honour for his 101st ...

Matt Fetu drove into Alpine Energy Stadium on Tuesday night only to find it has been renamed in his honour for his 101st game.

Former rugby captain remembered

Former South Canterbury captain and three time All Black triallist John Phillip Gallagher has passed away in Timaru aged 92.

John Phillip Gallagher, a former South Canterbury rugby captain, has passed away in Timaru aged 92.

Best of netball young in Timaru

Action from last year's New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Champs at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua. Howick ...

New Zealand's best secondary school netball talent will are set to play in Timaru.

Finding new routes for rally

Bikers' Rights of New Zealand (Bronz) South Canterbury president Morris Jones is raring to go for the 26th Globetrotters ...

Motorcyclists are all good to go for Saturday's 26th Bikers' Rights of New Zealand (Bronz) Globetrotter rally.

South Canterbury chase bonus point

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews has made four changes to his starting line-up for their clash with North Otago. (File)

Things are still tight in the race for Meads Cup semi-final spots

Joe's a master of the green at 86

Temuka 86-year-old golfer Joe Faulkner will compete in the South Island Masters Games which begin in Timaru on Friday.

Temuka's Joe Faulkner, 86, is ready to take on the Masters Games.

Fetu to play 100th game

Outstanding front rower Matt Fetu will write his name into the record books when he runs out for South Canterbury for ...

Matt Fetu will write his name into the record books when he plays his 100th game for South Canterbury on Saturday.

Loss for South Canterbury

South Canterbury's Willie Wright in action in Timaru earlier this month.

South Canterbury suffers shock 27-24 loss to Wairarapa Bush in the Heartland Championship.

Canterbury lose another vet

Canterbury hooker Greg Pleasants-Tate tackles Bay of Plenty in Tauranga in August.

A week after losing Whetukamokamo Douglas, Canterbury have lost another veteran for the remainder of the season.

Students eye New Zealand cycling titles

Timaru cyclists, rear left, Ollie Smith, 15, Callum Puttick, 17, Cathal Guiney, 18, Jason Whyte, 14, Max Sail, 15. Front ...

Eleven cyclists from South Canterbury eyeing national schools road racing titles in Canterbury.

Wright takes captaincy helm

South Canterbury halfback Willie Wright will lead the side in their Heartland Championship clash with Wairarapa Bush ...

Willie Wright rewarded with captaincy for good form shown this season.

South Canterbury sports results

The South Canterbury lawn bowls season is under way.

A wrap of results and Timaru Herald sports stories from the past week.,

Aorangi gymnasts eye titles

The Aorangi GymSports team is ready to compete at the 2018 New Zealand gymnastics championships in Tauranga.

Members of the Aorangi gymnastics team eyeing titles as they head north for the national championships.

Jorja's rugby heads overseas

South Canterbury schoolgirls' rugby star Jorja Miller is off to play sevens tournaments overseas.

Timaru Girls' High School' student is set to get a taste of rugby's big time.

Tough challenge ahead

The South Canterbury Primary Schools' Cross Country team head off for a training run at Ashbury Park.

The South Canterbury Primary Schools' Cross-Country team is training hard for the inter-regional championships.

Eels quartet in Scorpions

Aoraki Eels members who have made the South Island squad, from left, Keith Darby, David Hall, Junior Faavae and Josh Craig.

A group of Aoraki Eels rugby league players have jumped at the opportunity to represent South Island.

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