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Ardie Savea is almost definitely the most fashionable All Black of all time

Full credit to the young flanker's races outfit, says Rose Hoare – style was the winner on the day.

Marcus Stoinis' amazing innings made me feel something I've never felt before

Something strange happened to me at the cricket yesterday, confesses Jamie Wall: for the first time in my cricket-watching life I felt sympathy for Australia.

I’m not sorry the orgy of douchebaggery that was the Wellington Sevens is now a kid-friendly event

The Wellington Sevens that took place this weekend was a noticeably less raucous party than tournaments of years gone by. Ruined by the 'Fun Police'? Emily Writes isn't buying it. The Sevens is no longer a drunken mess, she says – and hooray for that.

Southside warrior: Four months inside Team Joseph Parker

Lupesoliai La'auli Joseph Parker is the greatest boxing hope New Zealand and Samoa have produced since David Tua. But can he win a world championship title? Don Rowe spent four months embedded in Parker’s inner circle as he prepared for the most important fight of his career so far.

FIGHT WEEK: Everyone wants a piece of Team Parker

As the country counts down to the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship fight, The Spinoff presents FIGHT WEEK, an inside look at the life and career of Joseph Parker, culminating in the Barkers 1972 magazine cover story Inside Team Parker on Friday. Today, Don Rowe follows Team Parker as they prepare for the May 2016 Parker vs Takam fight, IBF eliminator and richest prizefight in New Zealand history. .

FIGHT WEEK: Joseph Parker and the unpaid grind of amateur boxing

As the country counts down to the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship fight, The Spinoff presents FIGHT WEEK, an inside look at the life and career of Joseph Parker, culminating in the Barkers 1972 magazine cover story Inside Team Parker on Friday. First, a chronicle of Parker's amateur experience and transition to the professional prizefighting ranks.