All Whites Coach Anthony Hudson

All Whites coach questions 'negativity' around his selections for World Cup qualifier

Hudson said there was little point in comparing a national team to club sides who play week-in and week-out.

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The Auckland franchise is the first Super Rugby team to test out the new invention.

Watch: Blues trial out new Kiwi designed scrum machine ahead of Bulls clash

The Auckland franchise is the first Super Rugby team to test out the new invention.

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Tim Southee is ruled out for New Zealand and Quenton de Kock is in doubt for South Africa.

Major concerns for NZ as they lose fast bowler Tim Southee for third Test

A scan on today showed Southee had suffered a grade one tear of his left hamstring.

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The Thunder thrashed the Philadelphia 76ers 122-97 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma today.

OKC star Russell Westbrook carves up 76ers defence before setting up Steven Adams for easy basket

The Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers today at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma.

Lydia Ko off the tee

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko's world number one ranking hanging by a thread

Ko, 19, bounced back from a mediocre start to her LPGA campaign with three straight top-10 berths over the past month.

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Tew said that playing England was "one step too far" with the All Blacks' busy 2017 schedule.

Tew said that playing England was "one step too far" with the All Blacks' busy 2017 schedule.

NZR Chief confirms All Blacks focused on 'Plan A' against Barbarians for November Test over clash with England

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Southee has been ruled out of the final Test match against South Africa in Hamilton due to a hamstring injury.

Injured Black Caps bowler Tim Southee forced to watch training from the side-lines.

Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee ruled out of third Test against South Africa

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TVNZ Weather Presenter Dan Corbett with the latest weather update.

Mother Nature looks to be temperamental over the next few days

TVNZ Weather Presenter Dan Corbett with the latest weather update.

Blues' reserve Charlie Faumuina in action during the Super Rugby rugby match - Chiefs v Blues played at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on Friday 3 March 2017.  Copyright photo: Bruce Lim / www.photosport.nz

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina set to make Blues return against the Bulls

The 46-Test tighthead's inclusion is the only change to Tana Umaga's starting line-up.

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Southee has been ruled out of the final Test match against South Africa in Hamilton due to a hamstring injury.

Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee ruled out of third Test against South Africa

Southee, 28, has suffered a hamstring injury and won't be available for the final Test against the Proteas.

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Philander says his side's second Test win over New Zealand in Wellington was a collective team effort.

'Hopefully we can' bowl Black Caps out in three days – Proteas Vernon Philander

Philander is eager for his side to perform well in the third Test starting Saturday.

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Kieran "The Stonecutter" Joblin is hoping his hashtag #SignTheStonecutter will increase his chances of a contract with the UFC in June.

'It would be like winning the lotto' - Canterbury stonemason hoping for big UFC break

Kieran Joblin is fighting for a chance to be on the undercard at UFC's return to Auckland.

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The former World No.1 pulled out of the WGC Match Play tournament in Austin, Texas, today.

Watch: Emotional Aussie golf star Jason Day breaks down after revealing his mother has cancer

Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas today, until a heavy heart forced an early departure.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Bryce Cartwright and Trent Merrin of the Panthers tackle Paul Vaughan of the Dragons during the round one NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Penrith Panthers at UOW Jubilee Oval on March 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith star Bryce Cartwright to miss Knights clash due to injury

Cartwright is set to miss another week because of his ankle injury, compounding Panther's coach headache on the left edge.

Quinton de Kock of South Africa during day 1 of the 2016 Sunfoil Test Series game between South Africa and New Zealand at Centurion Park

Proteas suffer major injury blow with keeper de Kock in doubt for final Test with finger injury

Should de Kock be ruled out, his sub would be uncapped 25-year-old Heinrich Klaasen.

All Blacks' Ben Smith, Kieran Read & Israel Dagg hold the Steinlager Trophy

Kiwi sports fans unlikely to see large sporting events free-to-air with new bill headed for heavy defeat

MP Clayton Mitchell's bill to amend the Broadcasting Act has been opposed.

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Both Lopez and Ibaka were ejected after throwing punches after a heated exchange in the NBA match.

Watch: Serge Ibaka, Robin Lopez suspended for throwing wild haymakers in NBA brawl

The pair were ejected in yesterday's game between the Raptors and Bulls.

New Zealand team huddle in front of empty seats. Day one of the HSBC Sevens, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Saturday 06 February 2015. Copyright Photo: John Cowpland / www.Photosport.co.nz

Wellington Sevens' 'substantial loss' in 2017 forces NZR to weigh up other cities, options for tournament's future

NZR boss Steve Tew says despite trying to re-price and reshape the event, it hasn't worked.

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The non-event is not because of any falling out between the two rugby unions.

NZR Chief confirms All Blacks focused on 'Plan A' against Barbarians for November Test over clash with England

Steve Tew says they were in discussions with the English Union for the highly-anticipated match up but the extra Test won't go ahead.

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The All Blacks flanker was one of the best on the field, and the coach certainly took notice during the 37-10 win.

Matt Todd to remain in NZ until 2018 after fending off overseas deals

"I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to live here and play for the teams I love, so it was a pretty easy decision to re-sign."

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Kiel Reijnen bailed out nearly 60 kilometres from the finish after somehow managing to go off the track on a straight road.

Watch: 'Ooof! Down in the ditch!' Cyclist bails out of Dwars door Vlaanderen after bizarre offroad crash

Kiel Reijnen bailed out nearly 60 kilometres from the finish after somehow managing to go off the track on a straight road.

Rory Grice - New Zealand v South Africa - IRB JWC Argentina 2010 - Estadio Coloso del Parque - Rosario - Argentina - Photo Martin Seras Lima

NZ rugby players questioned by police in France after rape complaint

Two New Zealanders are among six rugby players in France who've been arrested after a rape allegation.

Patrick Osborne returns from injury for Highlanders' clash with Brumbies

Osborne has returned from injury to line up on the left flank in Canberra.

England football team won't wear black armbands in friendly against Germany this morning - report

The FA says the victims will be recognised this Sunday at a home game against Lithuania.

Western Force struggling to retain and recruit stars with uncertainty surrounding Super Rugby future

The Force is no certainty to survive beyond this season as SANZAAR weighs up the future make-up of the Super Rugby competition.

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Keagan Girdleston, 19, was fighting for his life in an Italian hospital, but has defied medical experts with his recovery.

Cyclist's incredible recovery after receiving horrific neck wounds in accident with team's car

Keagan Girdlestone, 19, was fighting for his life in an Italian hospital, but has defied medical experts with his recovery.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11:  Titans players look dejected during the round two NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Journeymen Dale Copley and Daniel Vidot answer Titans call-up

The injury toll at the Titans has opened the door for Copley and Vidot, who are seeing it as an opportunity to cement places.

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