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Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (25 September)

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (25 September)

25 September 2015

Think you’ve caught up on all the week’s sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the ‘top 10 sports stories you may have missed!’

This week's stories feature an open call from the Vodafone Warriors to prospective Rugby League stars, a wood-chopping prodigy and much more.

Three Warriors players in action on a banner

Vodafone Warriors trials in Auckland and Whanganui Fancy yourself in the NRL chasing down Billy Slater or tackling Greg Inglis? Head along to a Vodafone Warriors trial in Auckland or Whanganui in October and see if you have what it takes.

Good luck to the All Blacks at #RWC2015
Watch as Sport NZ CEO Peter Miskimmin wishes the All Blacks all the best for the 2015 Rugby World Cup on behalf of Sport NZ.

The New Zealand Post Superstar Cricket Roadshow is coming Stretching across 7 New Zealand venues, the roadshow will give you the chance to mingle with BLACKCAPS stars, test your cricket skills, have your photo taken with the Chappell-Hadlee trophy and find out how YOU can play cricket this season!

6 young cricket fans at a stadium looking to the camera

Students bid for place in gruelling race Five students from Christchurch's Aranui High School are hoping to become the youngest ever to compete in the Coast to Coast race.

College Sport: Paddleboard Champ knows how to speed Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast growing sport and Ollie Houghton is riding at the crest of the wave.

A paddleboarder out on the ocean

It's an Ultimate Frisbee battle of the Tasman NZ's best young ultimate players will represent their country against Australia this weekend in Auckland in the bi-annual trans-Tasman Trophy.

Basketball Academy prepares youngsters for real life A Hawke's Bay Basketball Academy has mushroomed from 30 members to 70 in just four years and is providing young people with a platform to succeed in sport and life.

A basketball taking a shot

Youngsters flock to cricket in the wake of the Cricket World Cup The true legacy of the Black Caps' world cup success last summer is being realised with a record spike in youngsters signing up to play this season.

Teenage axeman comes back strong from break After making history as 14-year-old in the New Zealand U/21 wood chopping side, Bradley Pako is back and looking strong after a three-year break from the sport.

Guy chop wood at Axemen competition

Busy year ahead for track sprinter van Velthooven with Olympics on the horizon Manawatu sprint cyclist Simon van Velthooven is on a 12-month path that could end in him winning a medal at the Rio Olympics next August.

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