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World Rugby makes sweeping changes to community game
World Rugby has signed off sweeping change in the form of 10 optional law variations to the community game with the hope of improving safety and participation challenges. From next January, all national unions will have the ability... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 10:21pm 

Horse racing: Two-pronged Bonecrusher attack for Wexford
A double-handed attack on the Gr.3 Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) highlights a busy day for the Wexford Stables team on their home track at Matamata on Saturday.The training partnership of Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 9:41pm 

All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea re-signs with NZ Rugby until 2025, option for 2024 sabbatical
Powerhouse loose forward recommits to the Hurricanes for another two years, and the All Blacks for another four. 
© 2021 8:31pm 

Emmit King, Former Olympian And Alabama Track Star, Killed In Shootout
The 62-year-old sprinter was a member of the U.S. relay team for the Summer Olympics in 1984 and 1988. 
© 2021 8:11pm 

Oceania FIFA World Cup qualifiers set for early next year
Oceania's FIFA World Cup regional qualifiers are set to take place early next year. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:42pm 

Southland Stags captain Tony Lamborn facing drink-driving charge
Southland Stags captain Tony Lamborn is expected to appear in the Hastings District Court on December 7 to face a drink-driving charge. 
© 2021 7:41pm 

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Renewed interest as Wellington Phoenix's search for a sponsorship 'hero' continues
General manager's online pleas have attracted renewed interest and a former Football Fern says the chance is there for someone to be brave and bold. 
© 2021 6:01pm 

Football: Lily Alfeld named Wellington Phoenix captain after team vote
By RNZ Goalkeeper Lily Alfeld has been appointed captain of the Wellington Phoenix for their maiden A-League women's season.The appointment was made following a vote by her teammates.Alfeld is one of the few players in the... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 5:41pm 

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Rugby league: Brandon Smith breaks silence as NRL investigates Melbourne Storm star's explosive podcast
Brandon Smith's explosive podcast is being investigated by the NRL - but the 25-year-old Kiwi says his comments have not been reported fairly.The Melbourne star is facing the prospect of being kicked to the kerb by the Storm with... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 4:22pm 

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Semi-automated offsides trialled at Fifa Arab Cup and could be used at 2022 World Cup
The use of technology to help officials make more accurate offside decisions will be tested at the Fifa Arab Cup, which starts on Tuesday. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 10:02pm 

Horse racing: Akuta trial form hints at big race
The mega clash of the pacing three-year-olds next season is on and came more sharply into focus when Akuta returned to the trials today.The Harness Jewels hero was given an easy time by co-trainer Mark Purdon against older horses... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 9:41pm 

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Rugby: All Black Ardie Savea recommits to New Zealand Rugby and the Hurricanes
All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has signed a four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) which will keep him in Aotearoa through to the end of the 2025 season.Savea, who captained the All Blacks for the first time in 2021 and... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:21pm 

Ford Trophy: Ken McClure blasts Canterbury to victory over Northern Districts in final rematch
Seddon Park boundaries take a peppering as the defending champions are too strong in a high-scoring competition opener. 
© 2021 7:41pm 

NZ Open organisers pushing on, hopeful for international field
Uncertainty continues to hang over the New Zealand Golf Open in the wake of last week's announcement of planned changes to border rules. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:31pm 

Mark Greatbatch's Aussie job headlines five other memorable Black Caps draws
Monday's dramatic draw wasn't the first time the Kiwis have eked out a dramatic draw on a tricky wicket in Kanpur. 
© 2021 6:51pm 

'Hardest thing I've done': Shaun Johnson on leaving family behind for Warriors duty
Rejoining the Warriors meant Shaun Johnson had to be in a different county from his family, so Kayla Johnson can resume her netball career. 
© 2021 6:01pm 

Shaun Johnson reveals family heartbreak to join Warriors again
Rejoining the Warriors meant Shaun Johnson had to be in a different county from his family, so Kayla Johnson can resume her netball career. 
© 2021 5:11pm 

Probabeel wins horse of year title in big awards haul for Te Akau Racing
Probabeel will race on in Australia next year after claiming horse of the year honours at home. 
© 2021 5:11pm 

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