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The end of a good innings

JAMES Carr believes Southland Cricket's next important assignment is to try and ensure the boom in primary school playing numbers transfers to the teenage ranks. After two years as Southland Cricket Association's development officer, the...

Southland search English county ranks

THE Southland Cricket Association is searching the English county ranks for a player to bolster the south's chances of holding on to the Hawke Cup. Southland broke a 26-year drought in March when it beat...

“Never say never”

TE ANAU athlete Dwight Grieve says you are never too old to achieve your goal. "Never say never," Grieve said. The Fiordland Athletics Club captain will this weekend compete in the world mountain running championships in...

The secret of south’s success

SOUTHLAND excels in sport, that has already been well documented. Sprinkle some powder over almost all of that Southland sporting success and you'll find Jason McKenzie's fingerprints. McKenzie won't like this being about him, but there...

Defending champ returns for Tour

LAST year's SBS Bank Tour of Southland cycling champion James Piccoli will be back this year to defend his title. The popular Canadian became just the fourth international winner of New Zealand's most prestigious stage...

Wilson eyes Otago showdown

BY LOGAN SAVORY WHEN James Wilson confirmed he was returning to the Southland Stags this year, he quickly scanned the calendar. The 35-year-old was looking for a certain fixture – Southland's derby clash against Otago. "As soon...

Southland U19 ready for Northland

THE Southland under-19 team will take on Northland in what effectively is a Michael Jones Cup quarter-final game at the national tournament in Taupo on Sunday. During the past month Southland has struggled in the...

Talent runs in the family

WHEN siblings Bree and Flynn Thomas get together, the conversation pretty quickly shifts to a certain topic. Bree and Flynn are both talented rugby players and both hold important leadership roles within the sport in...

Rugby team’s ‘remarkable’ success

The Southland Girls' first 15 was not even the best in Southland in 2010, let alone a team which harboured dreams of one day playing a lead role during a growth phase of female...

Dominant SGHS after more

SOUTHLAND Girls' High School will attempt to continue its remarkable rugby dominance when it lines up in yet another South Island final in Dunedin on Saturday. The Southland Girls' first 15 has won the South...
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