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HIGH­LIGHTS

There’s in­ter­na­tional ac­tion on the rugby field and net­ball court. The All Blacks face the Boks in Welling­ton tonight chas­ing an­other big win. Net­ball's Quad Se­ries is at Spark Arena to­mor­row, with the Sil­ver Ferns, un­der a new coach and hope­fully primed for a re­turn to some­thing closer to their best, to square off against Eng­land, af­ter Aus­tralia and South Africa meet in the opener. The Ferns face South Africa in the Bay on Tues­day.

GOLF

To­day/to­mor­row, North Is­land Stroke­play Cham­pi­onships (men/women), Whakatane GC.

HOCKEY

Ford Na­tional Hockey league, men/women, to­day-Septem­ber 23, Welling­ton. Na­tional se­nior tour­na­ment, men/women, to­mor­row-Satur­day, Welling­ton.

LEAGUE

Na­tional Pre­mier­ship, to­mor­row, Coun­ties Manukau v Can­ter­bury 2pm, Akarana v Waikato 4pm, Mt Smart Sta­dium.

NET­BALL

Quad Se­ries, Spark Arena, to­day, Aus­tralia v South Africa 2.15pm; New Zealand v Eng­land, 4.30pm. Tues­day, New Zealand v South Africa, ASB Bay­park, Tau­ranga 7.30pm.

RUGBY

Rugby Cham­pi­onship, to­day, New Zealand v South Africa, West­pac Sta­dium 7.35pm.

Mitre 10 Cup, round five, to­day, Coun­ties Manukau v Welling­ton, Nav­i­ga­tion Homes Sta­dium 2.05pm; South­land v Otago, Rugby Park 4.35pm. To­mor­row, North Har­bour v Bay of Plenty, QBE Sta­dium 2.05pm; Can­ter­bury v Auckland, Christchurch Sta­dium 4.35pm. Round six, Wed­nes­day, Manawatu v Tas­man, Cen­tral En­ergy Trust Arena 7.35pm. Thurs­day, North­land v South­land, Toll Sta­dium 7.35pm. Fri­day, Bay of Plenty v Waikato, Rotorua In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium 7.35pm. Heart­land Cham­pi­onship,

to­day (2.30pm; home team first), round four, North Otago v Horowhenua Kapiti; South Can­ter­bury v East Coast; Thames Val­ley v King Coun­try; Wan­ganui v Mid Can­ter­bury; Wairarapa Bush v Buller; West Coast v Poverty Bay.

Farah Palmer Cup, round three, to­day, Coun­ties Manukau v Auckland, Nav­i­ga­tion Homes Sta­dium, Pukekohe 11.35am; Welling­ton v Otago, Porirua Park

11.30am; Can­ter­bury v Waikato, Rugby Park, Christchurch 1pm; Manawatu v Bay of Plenty, Cen­tral En­ergy Trust Arena 1pm; Taranaki v Hawke’s Bay, TET Sta­dium, In­gle­wood 2.30pm. Round four, Fri­day, Bay of Plenty v Taranaki, Rotorua In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium 5.05pm. ●

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