Listen to Extra Time for 24 October 2014 28 min 7 sec
The Kiwis captain Simon Mannering is not taking anything for granted against an Australian side set to blood five rookies in Saturday's Four Nations.
Auckland have defended the women's provincial rugby crown from Waikato 28-14 in a thrilling final at New Plymouth.
Mid-Canterbury have defended the Meads Cup in provincial rugby's Heartland championship by beating Buller 36-13 in Westport.
The Football Ferns have made a flying start in their bid to reach the 2015 World Cup in Canada, claiming a record 16-0 win over Tonga.
New Zealand have sealed victory in their Asia/Oceana Group one Davis Cup relegation tie against Chinese Taipei in just two days.
The New Zealand women's hockey team have beaten the United States 1-nil in the Wairarapa to tie their six test series two-all.
The Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg has recorded an historic first for New Zealand Football by becoming the first ever player to reach 100 senior international caps.
A new captain, halves pairing and hooker have created a sense of the unknown for England before they line up against a physical Samoa in the opening clash of the Four Nations.
Manawatu have scored two very late tries to beat Hawke's Bay 32-24 in the Championship final in Palmerston North, earning promotion to the Premiership next season.
Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.
Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon has taken out his maiden stage victory on the World Rally Championship, beating world champion Sebastien Ogier on the Rally of Spain by 2.1 seconds.
Japan has beaten out Singapore to win the right to host the 18th Super Rugby team when the southern hemisphere provincial competition expands for the 2016 season.
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP World Tour Finals next month, after losing in the quarter-finals at the Swiss Indoors tournament to the Croatian teenager Borna Coric.
The Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale has been fined $50,000 for sending an offensive text, but has escaped a ban after being cleared of sending a second, "more offensive" photo.
Australia could be facing a second successive Test defeat against Pakistan after the host team dominated day three of the first Test in Dubai.
The South African cricketers have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the one-day series, thrashing New Zealand by 72 runs in the second match at Mount Maunganui.
Sky Television's been forced to announce it's signed a new conditional agreement for the rights to air New Zealand and SANZAR rugby for five years, from 2016.
Maria Sharapova has finally recorded a win at the WTA finals in Singapore - but it wasn't enough to stop the Russian tennis star crashing out of the tournament.
It's been a successful return to Christchurch, so far, for the national Davis Cup tennis team, who lead Chinese Taipei 2-0 in their crucial relegation tie after the opening singles rubbers.
It's been confirmed that the unwanted Black Caps batsman Jesse Ryder has rejected the chance to play in next Friday's North versus South Island Twenty20 match.
The New Zealand Breakers have fallen to their second straight National Basketball League loss, going down 85-76 to the league-leading Cairns Taipans in Auckland.
The Samoan rugby league players Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue have each been fined $12,000 over their involvement in a brawl in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley last weekend.
Singapore has effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side to play in the expanded Southern Hemisphere rugby competition from 2016.
The New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the remainder of the one day cricket series against South Africa with a wrist injury.
A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma while Chelsea scored a big win at home.
The South Africa batsman JP Duminy has sent an ominous warning to the Black Caps on the eve of the second one-dayer, claiming the Proteas were only at 65 percent on Tuesday.