Watch here Maniototo defeat Wakatipu 76 - 3 on Saturday 18 April in Central Otago club rugby.
The Bay of Plenty Premier club rugby Baywide competition gets underway on 2 May. Tauranga Sports are gunning for their fifth straight win to start the season in the Western BoP competition today against Te Puna. Read more
Jeremy Thrush is living proof that good things come to those who wait. The big lock may have mellowed over the years, but his passion for the Hurricanes hasn't changed ahead of his 100th match for the club. Read more
To view the video try scoring highlights of the third round of Taranaki Premier rugby on Saturday 11 April sit back and watch here
To view video highlights an exciting match between Marist St Pat's and Petone from yesterday's fourth round set of Swindale Shield fixtures in Wellington go here
The Wairarapa Bush Bush Senior 1st club rugby competition starts this weekend with a full round of matches here
The NZ Women’s Sevens team for the fourth leg of World Rugby's Women’s Sevens Series in Canada to be held 18-19 April was named today. There are three changes from the side that won in Atlanta last month, including the return of forwards Carla Hohepa, Charlotte Scanlan and Gayle Broughton. After winning the first three rounds of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai, Sao Paulo and Atlanta, the team will be looking to win their fourth straight tournament. The team is: Honey Hireme (Wai), Carla Hohepa (Wai), Hazel Tubic (Auck), Charlotte Scanlan (Auck), Sarah Goss (Captain, Mana), Gayle Broughton (Tara), Tyla Nathan-Wong (Auck), Kelly Brazier (BoP), Michaela Blyde (Tara), Selica Winiata, (Mana), Portia Woodman (Auck), Kayla McAlister (Auck),
New Zealand will have four match officials at this year's Rugby World Cup, headed by referees Chris Pollock and Glen Jackson. Mike Fraser has gained an assistant referee's role while Ben Skeen will be used for TMO duties. World Rugby's 12-man referee panel for the tournament in England starting on September 18 is an experienced group with 361 tests between them. For more read here
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is in the black for the third year in a row after announcing a profit of $373,000 for the 2014 financial year. Cash reserves are $62.6 million and ITM Cup Unions recorded their third successive combined surplus. NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew said the result was pleasing. “It’s very satisfying to have matched another great year on the field with a solid performance off it which means we face the future with continued confidence.”NZR’s revenue in 2014 rose $4m to $120.8m.
Southern have set a cracking pace in Dunedin Premier club rugby, winning their fourth straight match to start the season on Easter Monday. Southern beat Green Island 40-17, after leading 26-0 at halftime. Other fourth round results saw defending champions Taieri beating Zingari-Richmond 57-24, Harbour defeat Kaikorai 57-17 and Alhambra-Union oust Pirates 39-23. In the round's close result, Dunedin defeated University A 24-23 in a thriller. Photo credit above: John Caswell
Pukekohe won their fourth straight match to start the Counties-Manukau Premier club rugby season on Saturday, defeating mid-table Onewhero 50-29. Bombay, Karaka and Ardmore Marist are all behind with three wins from four in the Challenge Cup competition. Results over Easter were: Waiuku 42 – Papakura 0; Ardmore Marist 20 - Manurewa 14; Bombay 65 - Drury 3; Karaka 32 - Patumahoe 13; Pukekohe 50 – Onewhero 29; Te Kauwhata 50 – Weymouth 10. Points after four rounds: Pukekohe 18, Bombay and Karaka 15, Ardmore Marist 14, Waiuku 12, Onewhero 12, Manurewa 10, Te Kauwhata 9, Papakura 9, Patumahoe 6, Drury 0, Weymouth 0