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Waikato Team Named To Play Canterbury

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Waikato team named today to play Canterbury in an Air NZ Cup rugby match at Christchurch on Friday:

Otago Coach Martin Upbeat Despite Results

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Otago rugby coach Steve Martin does not sound like a man whose team are still searching for Air NZ Cup success.

To the contrary, he is positively chirpy despite Otago dropping their opening two matches to Wellington and Southland.

Read Back For Canterbury

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Kieran Read makes a comeback for Canterbury in their Air NZ Cup rugby match against Waikato on Friday night, the returning All Black slotting in at No 8 for their first home match of the 2009 season.

Sivivatu Sticks With Waikato

Sivivatu Sticks With Waikato

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - All Blacks rugby winger Sitiveni Sivivatu has committed himself to Waikato, re-signing with the union until the end of 2011.

Jane Angered By Omission

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Disillusioned Wellington fullback Cory Jane has threatened to play for another Air NZ Cup rugby province on a loan basis this season after a second selection snubbing.

Northland Team Named To Play Auckland

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Northland team named today to play Auckland in an Air NZ Cup rugby match at Kerikeri on Saturday:

Black Ferns To Raise Twickenham Curtain For All Blacks

Black Ferns To Raise Twickenham Curtain For All Blacks

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - The All Blacks will play the curtain raiser for the New Zealand women's rugby team when both sides play England at Twickenham in November.

Canterbury Team Named To Play Waikato

Canterbury Team Named To Play Waikato

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Canterbury team named today for an Air NZ Cup rugby match against Waikato in Christchurch on Friday:

Support For Government's Kiwisport Initiative

Support For Government's Kiwisport Initiative

International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand (ITFNZ) supports the Government's Kiwisport initiatives for school-aged children as recently announced, says President of ITFNZ Master Evan Davidson.

Imports Put Positive Spin On NZ Predicament

Imports Put Positive Spin On NZ Predicament

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 12 NZPA - They resemble New Zealand's cricket's odd couple, the pioneering Pakistani offspinner and the gangly English kid from the Kent second 11 who just happens to have cloned Muttiah Muralitharan's repertoire.