Ngāti Raukawa player Te Paea Selby-Rickit helped lead the Southern Steel to victory, defeating Silvermoon Tactix 59-56 at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill last night.
The tournament starts this weekend and assistant coach Cory Sweeney says the team is “exactly where they need to be”.
At the end of the Super Rugby season, teams will farewell some of their star players. Some, like the Chiefs' Charlie Ngatai are be hoping that won't be this weekend.
With the largest contingent of 586 competitors, New Zealand paddlers are expected to dominate at Va'a World Sprint Championships.
Maateiwarangi Heta-Morris has claimed his eighth straight New Zealand heavy weight championship at the National Arm Wrestling Competition held in Gisborne, the first time the competition has been outside of Auckland.
Two of Auckland's top league sides go head to head in a match to raise funds for some of the country's rising stars. Glenora bears took on Howick Hornets at the home of the bears for the annual charity match.
The Hurricanes U18 Super Rugby camp being held in Napier has a strong focus on turning amateur rugby players into a new generation of professional athletes that conduct themselves well- both on and off the field.
The New Zealand White Sox have departed the country to compete in the Canada Cup Women's International Softball Championship, before travelling to Japan for the World Championships in where they'll have the opportunity to qualify for the next Olympic Games.