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Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup claimed the race wins at Pukekohe Park on Sunday but series leader Shane van Gisbergen wore the biggest smile, emerging from the weekend with an iron grasp on his first Supercars title. Mike Hughes Womens Jersey .The Aucklander lapped up the home crowd affection in claiming the Jason Richards Trophy for best points haul from the New Zealand meet, roaring to a 191-point championship lead with just two races at Homebush to come next month.The 27-year-old said he fought back tears when he realised hed won the weekend prize, named after his late countryman.Its a pretty special thing to win this trophy. No Kiwis done it, he said.Everyone was his friend, he was such a nice guy ... to get it in front of the home crowd was pretty awesome.Van Gisbergen needs only to finish 16th in each Sydney race - or fifth in either - to claim the crown, the first for a Kiwi since Jim Richards in a Nissan in 1991.There was a moment in Auckland when the title race hung in the balance.Desperately seeking any improvement in his championship deficit, Whincup dive-bombed his teammate around the turn eight hairpin, t-boning van Gisbergen.Both Red Bulls spun out of control.Van Gisbergen re-emerged in eighth, steadily climbing through the pack to finish third.Whincup redressed behind his teammate and was served a drive-through penalty, finishing 25th and ceding another huge chunk of points to his sole title rival.If the racing was explosive, the meeting of the teammates in pit lane afterwards was anything but.Whincups apology for his misstep was meek and van Gisbergen quickly accepted it along with the huge advantage in the title race he gained.Team boss Roland Dane told Fox Sports he wasnt surprised to see Whincup resort to the most desperate of measures, given the six-time champion was guaranteed second place in the overall standings.It was going to happen at some point ... Jamie probably felt he had nothing to lose, he said.The six-time title winner said he wouldnt lose hope of a seventh championship until the fat lady sings.Absolutely its going to be hard work, he said, but I never give up. Ill keep my head down until the last race.Van Gisbergen is also refusing to count his chickens.The gap is quite big but weve still got to go there and get a good result, he said.In all, the dominant Red Bulls claimed three one-two results - with Whincup claiming two victories - for the weekend.Winterbottom won Sundays first race after powering from the second row of the grid past van Gisbergen and Scott Pye.I might be old but I do alright off the line, the reigning champion said.Pye went on to finish second, DJR Team Penskes best result in the series in two years.Scott McLaughlin claimed third in race two.The Volvo mans duel with Craig Lowndes for third place in the overall standings will be one of the hottest contests at Homebush.McLaughlin arrived 76 points in arrears to the 42-year-old but cut the deficit to 21 after besting him in three of the four New Zealand races. Adrian Peterson Vikings Jersey . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Dru Samia Jersey . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose.With the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand only 15 months away, competition for places is already beginning to heat up. Speaking on the Rugby Club Agenda, former Lion Alex Corbisiero discussed who, on current form, would make his pack.Here are his choices... 1. Jack McGrath (Ireland)You have got two great English looseheads in [Joe] Marler and Mako [Vunipola], but both have been trading starts and neither have had that stellar game yet.Jack McGrath has been under Cian Healy for a while now, but he is really starting to grow in that role. He is starting to do a lot of things Cian does well: ball carrying, his work rate in the loose, his set piece has come on well.I thought Ireland scrummaged very well against England. He had to deal with Dan Cole and that is a good measuring stick of how a prop is coming along on the chain. 2. Dylan Hartley (England)He has been the spearhead of the England [Six Nations] campaign. Especially the last two games, he really rose to the challenge. I know how good a leader he is and I know he has got that edge to him, but I think fatherhood has given him another layer and he seems to control that edge and channel it.He has got the weight of the nation on his shoulders and he hasnt disappointed. His experience is massive. 3. Dan Cole (England)He has been the rock of England for a long time and is very experienced. There are a lot of young suitors on the charge, but there is no one quite ready who is playing who has taken that mantle from him yet. He has been on a Lions tour and he knows what its about. 4. Maro Itoje (England)This is a future world-class superstar in the making. Im excited at the thought of where he is going to be, come the end of next season when the Lions tour kick off. He is just in his infancy as an international player, but he is not far off that world-class bracket. Im excited about him. 5. Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales)I played with him in the Lions of 2013 and I have got the utmost respect for him as a leader, as a character. His work rate, his experience, his team talks, all the things that he brings - I want him in my team. He is my rock behind my tighthead. His scrummaging weight as well; he ticks all those boxes. 6. Dalvin Cook Womens Jersey. Taulupe Faletau (Wales)He is a versatile back row. His work rate is second to none for a back row, so he is able to play No 6. He is good in the air at the lineout, so you are not losing by picking almost another No 8 in your back row, and he is also very good over the ball, which he has shown over the years. 7. Sam Warburton (Wales)When fit, when healthy, he is a top-quality international No 7. He can spoil the ball and playing with him gave me a real respect for him. His main skill is he is first to everything. If there is a spilled ball, he is first on it; if there is a breakdown opportunity, he strikes on it.He is a great player, a great leader and he has captained a Lions series already. He is captain of Wales and I want that experience in my team. 8. Billy Vunipola (England)He has been one of the real stand-outs of this [Six Nations] competition. He is really growing into this England squad, he has nailed down that No 8 shirt, he looks like he is enjoying it, he has got the confidence and he is going out there and physically imposing himself on everyone.I want him over there in New Zealand going out there and stomping the yard and matching their physicality with his X-factor. Billy Vunipola makes a now trademark charge Honourable mentionsIve picked no Scots and some people might give me a bit of criticism for that, but there are number of them that made honourable mentions. At loosehead, Alasdair Dickinson is definitely there or thereabouts, but its a really congested position. Rob Evans at Wales has really grown into that role as well.In the second row, Ive got Johnny Gray from Scotland. Johnny has really grown into that role, but Maros form over the last two games especially has pipped him into my squad. John Hardie at No 7 has really stood out for me, but Warburtons experience and being on a Lions tour pipped the No 7 shirt.Do you agree with Corbisieros selection? Let us know who would be in your pack by leaving a comment below, or for app users, by tweeting @SkySportsRugby. Also See: Englands Six Nations stars Corbisiero: Itoje a future captain Too soon for Webb? Sky Sports Rugby podcast ' ' '