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.
Today/tomorrow, North Island Strokeplay Championships (men/women), Whakatane GC.
Ford National Hockey league, men/women, today-September 23, Wellington. National senior tournament, men/women, tomorrow-Saturday, Wellington.
National Premiership, tomorrow, Counties Manukau v Canterbury 2pm, Akarana v Waikato 4pm, Mt Smart Stadium.
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 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. ●