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Three Internationals Back In Black For Wellington

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Wellington will start three of their All Blacks in defence of rugby's Ranfurly Shield against Canterbury on Saturday.

Wellington Team Named To Play Canterbury

Wellington Team Named To Play Canterbury

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Wellington team named today for an Air NZ Cup/Ranfurly Shield rugby match against Canterbury in Wellington on Saturday:-

McAlister And Smith To Miss Rest Of Investec Tri Nations

McAlister And Smith To Miss Rest Of Investec Tri Nations

27 August 2009 - All Blacks midfielders Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith are to miss the rest of the Investec Tri Nations after being forced to leave the field during the weekend's Bledisloe Cup Test with injuries.

Relaxed Approach For Heartland Champs

Relaxed Approach For Heartland Champs

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - For a side who bulldozed all before them in last year's Heartland rugby championship, Wanganui have taken the most relaxed path possible into the 2009 edition.

Smith, McAlister Out Of Tri-Nations

Smith, McAlister Out Of Tri-Nations

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Utility Isaia Toeava has been recalled to the All Blacks after midfield backs Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith were ruled out for the rest of the Tri-Nations rugby series.

Canterbury Name All Blacks Trio For Shield Challenge

Canterbury Name All Blacks Trio For Shield Challenge

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Canterbury will start their three All Blacks stars in the Air NZ Cup/Ranfurly Shield rugby challenge against Wellington on Saturday.

Bullot Wins World Championship Silver

Michael Bullot has won the silver medal at the 2009 Olympic class Laser World Championships just concluded in Halifax, Canada.

Vettori Reveals Respect For Stars Past And Present

Vettori Reveals Respect For Stars Past And Present

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 27 NZPA - Daniel Vettori expressed pride in joining a select group of cricketing greats yesterday as he became the only the eighth cricketer to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs in tests.

Vettori Joins Elite As Sri Lanka Batten Down

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 27 NZPA - Daniel Vettori became the eighth player to achieve the rare feat of 300 test wickets and 3000 runs today after Kumar Sangakkara was caught by Jacob Oram from one of the captain's balls.

Sri Lanka V Nz Stumps Scoreboard

Sri Lanka V Nz Stumps Scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 26 NZPA - Scoreboard at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here today:-

Sri Lanka

First innings

T Paranavitana c Taylor b Vettori 19