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The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Former All Black Jarrad Hoeata joins injury-hit Crusaders for gruelling pre-season

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LeBron James' 59th career triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lakers

James finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to move a tie with Larry Bird for sixth place on the career triple-doubles list.

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Caleb will be competing for Fiji at the Condor World Sevens tournament in Auckland.

Caleb will be competing for Fiji at the Condor World Sevens tournament in Auckland.

'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

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The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Former All Black Jarrad Hoeata joins injury-hit Crusaders for gruelling pre-season

The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England collapse after centuries from Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow in third Ashes Test

Malan and Bairstow produced England's highest fifth-wicket partnership in a Test against Australia.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Jayden Nikorima of the Roosters kicks during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on March 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters sack Jayden Nikorima for drugs suspension

The Roosters confirmed Nikorima had been sacked from the final year of his contract, reported to be worth $400,000.

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates Ashes Test century by head-butting helmet

Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

Jarryd Hayne being baptised in the Jordan River while visiting Jerusalem.

Jarryd Hayne being baptised in the Jordan River while visiting Jerusalem.

Exclusive: 'It was unbelievable' - Jarryd Hayne opens up about spiritual journey and baptism in Jerusalem

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Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.

Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.

'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Jayden Nikorima of the Roosters kicks during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on March 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Roosters' Jayden Nikorima cops drugs suspension

Nikorima is facing a fight to save his NRL career after copping a 12-match suspension for a second drugs breach.

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Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

England batsman left shaken after bouncer shatters helmet in third Ashes Test

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Jarryd Hayne of the Titans looks on after conceding a try during a round 25 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Cbus Super Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

New owners of NRL club Gold Coast Titans confirmed

The sale of the Gold Coast club will be finalised later this afternoon.

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Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

'It means playing for my family' – young Samoan rugby stars turning back on NZ for land of their ancestors

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The Kiwi heavyweight is after a unification bout with the WBA and IBF champion.

Much anticipated 'fight with Joshua is very close,' says Joseph Parker

The Kiwi heavyweight is after a unification bout with the WBA and IBF champion.

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Adams scored 23 points and 13 rebounds in Thunder’s 100-95 win over Indiana Pacers.

'He knows how he needs to play' - OKC superstar Russell Westbrook praises Steven Adams

Adams has been a standout in an otherwise disappointing NBA season for the Thunder.

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Mark Stoneman was given out caught behind, despite minimal evidence.

England fume after controversial DRS call in third Ashes Test

Mark Stoneman was given out caught behind, despite minimal evidence.

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Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

Sarah Goss wins NZ Women's Player of the Year

Paul Coll is nicknamed Superman for his crazily energetic style of play on the squash courts.

Kiwi Paul Coll falls in squash world champs quarter-final

World number one Gregory Gaultier defeated coll in straight games in Manchester.

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Grant Dalton spoke in favour of free to air coverage for the 2021 regatta.

'I don't want to see this on pay-to-air' – Team NZ boss Grant Dalton backs free America's Cup television coverage

Grant Dalton saying paying to watch the sailing "doesn't make sense to me as a Kiwi".

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Winds of up to 50 knots had the teams feeling the pressure from Cape Town to Melbourne.

Watch: Volvo Ocean Race teams hammered by Southern Ocean winds and water

Kiwi sailor Blair Tuke's Mapfre boat are in second place.

Kiwi shot putter Jacko Gill to miss Commonwealth Games after heart scare

The 22-year old was hospitalised with myocarditis two weeks ago.

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Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

England batsman left shaken after bouncer shatters helmet in third Ashes Test

Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

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Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

Sarah Goss wins NZ Women's Player of the Year

Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

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The tourists posted 305/4 on the opening day against Australia in Perth.

England strong after day one of third Ashes Test thanks to Dawid Malan's maiden hundred

The tourists posted 305/4 on the opening day against Australia in Perth.

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The Black Ferns defeated England 41-32 in the final to win the World Cup in Ireland in August.

'They worked extremely hard' - Black Ferns take top honours named Team of the Year at NZ Rugby awards

The Black Ferns have been named NZ Rugby's team of the year at the annual awards in Auckland.

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The Black Ferns defeated England 41-32 in the final to win the World Cup in Ireland in August.

As it happened: Black Ferns take out top prize - Team of the Year at NZ Rugby Awards

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of tonight's NZ Rugby Awards in Auckland.

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