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All Blacks end tour unbeaten

All Blacks' Richie McCaw with the trophy for winning the match. All Blacks vs Wales. 2014.

Five second half tries have helped the All Blacks to a 34-16 win over Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the victory marking Richie McCaw's 100th test as captain.

Retallick named player of the year

All Blacks

The All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year by an independent panel, the fourth player from New Zealand to win the prestigious...

Push for 2nd New Zealand NRL team

The Jersey the Warriors will be wearing in Wellington.

A bid for a second New Zealand NRL rugby league team based in Wellington has been launched with the aim of entering the competition in the 2018 season.

Ireland pip Wallabies in Dublin

Ireland vs Australia. Ireland's Ian Madigan and Jamie Heaslip celebrate winning a late penalty to end the game.

Ireland's New Zealand born rugby coach Joe Schmidt watched on with suspected appendicitis as the hosts edged past Australia 26-23 in a frantic test in Dublin.

Wins for England, Scotland, Pumas and Boks

Anthony Watson of England (red) tackles John Leota of Samoa

England did enough to beat a physical Samoa 28-9 at Twickenham, ending a five-game losing run ahead of next week's tougher test against Australia.

Football Ferns fall to France

Amber Hearn

The New Zealand women's football coach Tony Readings wants his team to display more self belief after going down 2-1 to world number four France in Laval this morning. The...

Manchester United into top four

Manchester United and Arsenal players in a tussle

Manchester United's much-maligned defence stood firm to inspire their team to a 2-1 victory at Arsenal as the visitors climbed into the top four of the English Premier League.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

Grand Prix Formula One Brazil 2014. Nico Rosberg.

Nico Rosberg beat title favourite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix as Mercedes locked out the front row in qualifying.

Bakkies Botha retires from Springboks

Bakkies Botha of South Africa celebrates his try with Willie le Roux of South Africa and Ruan Pienaar of South Africa.

The Springbok lock and Rugby World Cup winner Bakkies Botha has announced his retirement from international rugby.

ABs must end year with win: McCaw

Richie McCaw moustached for Movember.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says a good team performance against Wales will satisfy him more than any personal milestones. (AUDIO)

Adams named world athlete of the year

Val Adams named NZ flag bearer for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams has been named the female world athlete of the year at the IAAF gala event in Monaco, becoming the first New Zealander to take the honour.

Second cricket Test ends in draw

Ross Taylor

The second cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Dubai has ended in a draw after the tourists set up a challenging target off the back of a brilliant Ross Taylor century.

Ko tied for 10th in Florida

Lydia Ko

The teenage New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is tied for 10th after the second round of the last LPGA event of the year in Florida and remains in contention for a $1 million bonus.

Breakers win again

Breakers guard Corey Webster in action against Melbourne in the 2014 ANBL.

The New Zealand Breakers have made it four straight wins in the Australian National Basketball League with an 80-72 victory over the in-form Melbourne United 80-72 in Auckland.

Davis Cup final all tied up

French tennis player Gael Monfils

The Davis Cup men's tennis final between France and Switzerland is level at one-all after wins for Gael Monfils and Stanislas Wawrinka in the opening singles in Lille.

Wales pick their best to face All Blacks

Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland.

Two of Wales' key players, centre Jonathan Davies and fullback Leigh Halfpenny will return from injury to play the All Blacks in their Test at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium this weekend.

Phoenix beaten in Perth

Wellington Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix have been beaten 2-1 by Perth Glory in their A-League football match in Western Australia conceding a goal in the first two minutes.

Black Sticks secure series against Japan

New Zealand men's hockey coach Colin Batch.

The New Zealand men's hockey team scored late to beat Japan 2-1 in the third test on the Kapiti coast to secure the series 2-nil with one match left to play on Saturday.

Hamilton quickest in practice

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg by recording the fastest lap in practice for F1's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Burling and Tuke take award

New Zealand sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling on the 2012 Olympic medal podium.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken New Zealand's top honour in sailing for two years running after being named the Sailor of the Year at the Awards ceremony.

Bermuda to host America's Cup?

Emirates Team New Zealand battled it out against Oracle Team USA in 2013 but lost the series.

Unconfirmed reports claim Bermuda may have won the rights to host the next America's Cup, though it's yet to be confirmed that the British Overseas Territory will host the yachting race, over the other candidate, San Diego.

Where to now for Jesse Ryder?

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder's journey to redemption with the Black Caps is over before it even began. Radio New Zealand Sports Journalist Stephen Hewson asks - where to now?

Rafa set for Melbourne

Spanish tennis star Raeal Nadal.

The Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal says it is his goal to be fully fit for the Australian Open at the end of January and competitive enough to challenge for a 15th Grand Slam title.

Ecclestone helps Caterham

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has handed financially-troubled team Caterham a boost as they return to the grid at this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Bianchi transfered to France

French formula one driver Jules Bianchi.

The Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma and is breathing unaided following his crash at Suzuka and he has been shifted back to France.

Warriors release Nielsen

Dane Nielsen

The Warriors centre Dane Nielsen has been released a year early from his contract with the National Rugby League club, to join the St George Illawarra on a two-year deal.

All Whites beaten by Thailand

The All Whites coach Anthony Hudson. China v New Zealand All Whites. 2014.

The All Whites have followed up their draw with China with a disappointing effort in which they failed to convert their chances in a 2-0 loss to Thailand in their football friendly.

SBW celebrates the birth of his first child

SBW playing for Counties Manukau 2014.

Centre Sonny Bill Williams missed All Blacks training in Cardiff, instead staying in the team hotel to monitor the birth of his first child, his wife Allana giving birth to a baby girl.

FIFA lodges criminal complaint

Fifa president Sepp Blatter

FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint over possible misconduct in connection with the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar.

Ko to chase further $5 million

Lydia Ko who's earnt over $2 million on the LPGA this year.

New Zealand's world golf number three Lydia Ko will be chasing a further $5 million in prizemoney on the LPGA tour next season.

Messi hints he could leave Barcelona

Argentina's Lionel Messi embraces Angel di Maria after his match-winning goal against Switzerland.

The Argentina football captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview "things can change a lot in soccer".

Parker to fight Brazilian

Joseph Parker (R) with trainer Kevin Barry

New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker is set for another move up in class after being confirmed to fight Brazilian knockout specialist Irineu Beato Costa Junior.

Adam Blair joins Broncos

Adam Blair after the Four Nations final win.

The Kiwis forward Adam Blair has been released by Wests Tigers and will join the Brisbane Broncos on a three-year deal starting from the 2015 National Rugby League season.

Black Sticks men beat Japan

Black Sticks striker Jacob Smith

The New Zealand men's hockey team produced an improved performance to claim a 3-0 win in the second Test against Japan at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington.

Honours even after 4 days in Dubai

Ross Taylor

The New Zealand cricketers continue to press home efforts for a series-levelling win, but the honours are even after four days of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.