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Devastating Dilshan The Clear And Present Danger

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 23 NZPA - New Zealand's cricketers were enveloped by a security blanket on their return to Sri Lanka's capital today, though there is no safe haven should Tillakaratne Dilshan be allowed to resume hostilities.

Steph Brennan Resigns From RFU

Steph Brennan Resigns From RFU

The RFU has announced that Steph Brennan has tendered his resignation which the RFU has accepted. Mr Brennan has left the RFU with immediate effect.

Hopkins Half-Century Helps NZ A To Solid Platform

Hopkins Half-Century Helps NZ A To Solid Platform

New Zealand A will defend a total of 240 on the final day [Sunday] of their tournament in Chennai, India.

Wind Fails The TP52 Fleet

Wind Fails The TP52 Fleet

Saturday's racing in the Portugal Trophy MedCup regatta was abandoned when the breeze failed to kick in. Yachts did not leave the dock as the south-westerly breeze didn't get above 3-4 knots.

"Unique Challenges" For Kiwis At Laser World Championships

"Unique Challenges" For Kiwis At Laser World Championships

Now three days in, with just four races sailed, and a hurricane predicted, the 2009 Laser World Championships is providing the ten member New Zealand team with some unique challenges.

Hopkins Half-Century Helps NZ A To Solid Platform

Hopkins Half-Century Helps NZ A To Solid Platform

Wellington, Aug 23 NZPA - New Zealand A will defend a total of 240 on the final day (Sunday) of their tournament in Chennai, India.

McAlister, Smith Injured In All Blacks Win

McAlister, Smith Injured In All Blacks Win

Sydney, Aug 23 NZPA - The All Blacks' gutsy 19-18 test rugby win over the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium has come at a cost, with midfielders Luke McAlister and Conrad Smith potentially ruled out for the rest of the Tri-Nations.

Carter Penalty Seals Thrilling Bledisloe

Carter Penalty Seals Thrilling Bledisloe

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Sydney, Aug 22 NZPA - It had to happen. Daniel Carter marked his comeback to test rugby with the matchwinning penalty as the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup for another year with a pulsating 19-18 win over the Wallabies here tonight.

AllBlacks 19 Wallabies 18 - Fulltime

AllBlacks 19 Wallabies 18 - Fulltime

Sydney, Aug 22 NZPA - Result of the Tri-Nations/Bledisloe Cup rugby test at ANZ Stadium here tonight:-

New Zealand 19 (Ma'a Nonu try; Daniel Carter 4 pen, con) Australia 18 (Matt Giteau 6 pen). Halftime: 3-12.


Devil-may-care Dilshan The Problem Says Vettori

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Galle, Aug 22 NZPA - The New Zealand's cricket team's unhealthy demeanour was clearly evident, but captain Daniel Vettori cited illness as only a contributing factor to their heavy defeat in the first test against Sri Lanka here today.